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The dresses and their meanings throughout history
Although the dress is currently related to the female figure, it has not always been that way.
A dress consists of a skirt and a body of the same piece and fabric. At the beginning of time, dresses were used as an obligation to protect themselves from the weather. With which they became a vital necessity.
Through dress we can see the evolution of culture, wealth and the development of civilizations. It gives us a vision of the adaptation of civilizations to the environment in which they lived.
To see its evolution, we will make a development throughout history and civilizations.
In ancient Egypt they used the linen tunic dress, common to both sexes. The characteristic garment of women was the kalasiris. Which was formed with a rectangle of fabric adjusted to the body, which ended under the chest and fastened with suspenders. Sometimes they put a short cape over the shoulders that accompanied with a necklace adorned with precious stones. As for the men's clothing, the shenti was the suit par excellence. It was a simple tunic adjusted to the body, sometimes it could be accompanied by golden plates and pectoral necklaces, depending on the status of the man.
In Greece they used the chiton for women and men. It was a robe that he held on his shoulders with pins and pins. On this they put on a tunic called himation.
Young riders wore a short cloak called chlamys. While younger women wore a tunic called peplosque. It was a rectangle of wool or linen cloth, and then the Romans would adopt the most used garment, the robe, to their clothing. Its placement was so difficult that it was impossible to perform any physical work. With this we can deduce that it was a dedicated garment for the upper classes. For example, the Emperor was the only one who could wear it in purple. Citizens with more white social class and citizens who developed humble jobs wore dark colors.
In medieval times, several villages; Teutons, Goths, Huns, Gauls, Lombards ... invaded the Roman Empire.
The men of the towns normally wore linen robes with sleeves on the edges they put on skin, they were called gonelle. While the women wore a long robe of suspenders decorated with embroidered ornaments, the stole.
The dress begins to differentiate the genders
In the middle of the eighth century until the middle of the ninth century the rise of luxury was seen throughout Europe. For example, Emperor Charlemagne wore luxurious suits made with rich silk fabrics imported from the Middle East. The Crusades also brought Eastern influence to Europe to dress. The women of Western Europe wore the Muslim veil, covered it with their necks and part of the neckline, it was made of linen or white silk.
The men's underpants reached the ankles, fastened with a rope sewn on the upper edge. The nobles wore tight and baggy lower classes. The tights, gave rise to the socks and pants.
In the twelfth century a new robe appears in the woman's dress, fits the body to the hips, then the skirts fall with folds to the feet. At this time, the bourgeoisie began to rise, the guilds began to dress as if they wore a uniform, to distinguish themselves from others. The "Book of Crafts" mentions some trades that were dedicated to clothing: tailors, dressmakers, hatters, shoemakers ...
In the mid-fourteenth century the evolution of clothing will lay the foundations of current dress. The upper classes start using cut pieces of cut cloth, joined by buttons and ties. The dresses are already beginning to take a character that is more dedicated to women, is also tight and long with a fluttering tail. Pronounced necklines that highlight the chest. The belts are wide, allowing the bodice to be separated from the bulky skirt. The edges of the layers and sleeves begin to be decorated. Clothing begins to take interest in parties, fantasy and shows, thus wearing dedicated clothing for that, such as party dresses.
The Renaissance makes everything change
With the Renaissance a new ideal of knowledge appears. The enthusiasm for progress and the cult towards the person translate into a strong individualism, which will have a clear impact on the suit, also considered a distinctive of the people.
The houppelandes, the long dresses that have wide sleeves, are now made much more luxurious with cuffs and leather collars.
In the mid-fifteenth century, the fashion of the executioner was born in Spain, it consisted of wicker hoops in decline, which hollowed out the cone-shaped skirts. It was a pledge for women of high society, since it hindered much the freedom of movement.
At the beginning of the 16th century the necklines disappear and the lettuce, necks and starched and curly shirt cuffs appear. At first they adorned themselves with lace and ended up being all lace.
In the eighteenth century, the lettuce is replaced by the “dropped neck.” While the female costumes eliminate the welt and will be formed by the body. With a neckline adorned with lace and ribbons, petticoats and dress.
After the death of Louis XIV in 1715, the female costumes became looser and steamier, although the width of the skirt grew sideways by using wicker rods.
The French Revolution, gives rise to a liberation in many areas, one of them the dress
The French Revolution was a great change in clothing. It tends to capture the classical antiquity in the dressing room, finishing with the clothes that impeded the movements and a new naturalness is imposed.
The “key” dress is the “shirt dress”, which features the waist at chest height and is made of light fabrics such as cotton, batiste or muslin and is usually white.During the so-called «Belle Époque» finals of the century XVIII, which was characterized by wealth, ostentation and extravagance, starched and crinoline dresses, marked the dress code.
This, forced to create something more comfortable but within the same idea of the pompous woman, similar to a porcelain doll.
At the beginning of the 19th century, the "Gibson Girl" trend began, which was a cartoon character. It represented the female model of that era and that became a pattern of life. The characteristics of the "Gibson girl" were that they had to be erect-breasted and broad hips, and also submissive and obedient.
Women want to break their oppression
Subsequently, the new image was of a working and efficient woman. He fought for the right to vote and was involved in matters that were the privilege of male power. It was then that the "tailor suit" came to light. Today we can find many types of dresses. Depending on its purpose: for example we can find dresses for weddings, dresses for communions, party dresses, adapting to specific moments. There are dresses for day weddings or night weddings, which vary the cut to fit the protocol. Party dresses, summer dresses ... In Skull Shop you can find a wide variety of dresses with skulls at the best price for women with more personality. Stay tuned because we are adding new models.
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