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Necessity Is the Mother of Invention

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Women used to wear corsets under their dresses which were very heavy, required assistance for dressing, and permanently altered the locations of a woman's organs. Bloomer advocated for a looser top, a skirt that stopped at the knee, with a pair of pants worn under the skirts.