2013/03/13

Women’s Clothing in Rococo Period

rococo clothing
During the beginning of the 18th century, the fashion and life style has witnessed a promise of many changes in the English world. Due to the beginning of the Age of Enlightenment, people placed much focus on a more proletariat stance than the ponderous though magnificent clothing of the Classical Baroque era. In the early times, people did pay attention to the traditional things. But in the rococo period, the classics of the ancient Greeks and Romans were much admired by the new free-thinking generation, and influenced their way of dress. And the clothes became to be more relaxed, with a less rigid structure and an emphasis on the natural flow of line and figure.
rococo clothing

rococo clothing

rococo clothing

rococo clothing
Besides, the literature in English countries had also influenced the clothing especially for women. Literature at that time was directed towards the realms of sentimentality and sensibility, women's fashion reflected the softening of harsh religious and social standards. The brighter and gentle colors were most chosen than the darker and serious ones in Baroque style.
In a word, women’s clothing in rococo period was placed much emphasis on the softness, prettiness, and delicacy. Colors reflected the natural world in soft pastel shades of rose, yellows, pale greens, and light blues. Decorative embroidery and frills served to enhance the lines of the body and soften edges of the dresses which would reveal the femininity of women who wore the clothes.

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  1. I love rococo fashion, beautiful post!

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