Clothing Styles of Colonial America by Laura - CFFinfo

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New England
Colonies
Middle
Colonies
Southern
Colonies
VS
▪ The Pilgrim’s garments
followed the general fashions of
the English Court.
▪ During the winter the Pilgrims
and Puritans wore shawls and
boots.
▪ The New England colonists
were judged how wealthy they
were by their wigs.
▪ Modern men wear denim jeans
and T-shirts.
▪ During the winter modern men
wear heavy insulated coats
and boots.
▪ Today men’s hair doesn’t judge
how wealthy we are.
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▪ The women’s
clothing consisted
of underpants,
stockings, petticoat,
chemise, bolster,
bodice, skirt, apron,
outer gown, and
shoes.
▪ Women’s clothing
today consists of denim
jeans, a T-shirt or
blouse, a cami or
undershirt, and shoes.
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▪ The children’s clothing
was like the men and
women’s clothing.
▪ Children’s
clothing today
consists of jeans
or shorts, a shirt,
and shoes.
▪ In the winter,
snowsuits and
heavy coats keep
us warm.
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▪ The men’s clothing
consisted of a shirt,
pants or trousers, and a
hat.
▪ For their jobs they
wore just plain everyday
clothing.
▪ Men’s clothing today can
consist of many different
styles depending on their
personality or job.
▪ Some men have jobs that
require them to wear suits
or uniforms.
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▪ The Quaker women wore
plain dresses, a bonnet,
and shoes.
▪ To church they wore
nicer more fashionable
dresses to dress
appropriately for the
occasion.
▪ Today women wear
different styles of
clothing depending on
where they shop.
▪ Some women might
shop at Aeropostale,
American Eagle, JC
Penny’s, Macy’s, and
many others.
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▪ Quaker children wore
simple clothing.
▪ The girls wore simple
dresses with a bonnet
and apron to work in
the house.
▪ The boys wore simple
outfits with trousers
and a shirt to help with
chores.
▪ Modern children wear
clothes that their parents
might pick out for them
instead of being handmade
from the home.
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▪ The Southern colonies
were more upper-class.
▪ If you didn’t have nice
clothing and didn’t wear
wigs they considered you
poor or of a lower-class.
▪ In modern times if
you do not have nice
clothes people do not
consider you poor.
▪ Everyone usually
wears the same styles
and shops at the same
places.
VS
▪ The women of the
Southern colonies
dressed very fancy.
▪ Modern women’s
clothing does not
always have to be
fancy but we do dress
up for certain
occasions.
VS
▪ The Southern
colony children wore
fancy and upperclass clothing just
like their parents.
▪ Modern children’s
clothing does not
have to be fancy or
upper-class.
▪ Children usually
play and get dirty
anyway.
▪Modern
Day
▪ Middle
Colonies
▪ New
▪ Southern
England
Colonies
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