Frontier Fashions

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FRONTIER FASHIONS
OF THE 1860S
By: Emily Covert
and
Jasmine Sinclair
DESIGN OF THEIR CLOTHES
 They
made their clothes with the simplest
designs possible
 Made the cheapest clothes possible
 Used the cheapest materials that they could
The people on the frontier never saw many expensive
fabrics, or nice clothes.
THE EFFECTS OF JOBS ON CLOTHING

Depending on what kind of jobs the woman had effected the
clothes they wore.
Ex: School teacher- Long dress
Ex: Stay at home mom- Long able to get dirty dress
Ex: Church woman- Long nice dress/keep clean dress
WESTERN CLOTHES
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Always a dress made from gingham, calico, cotton, or
linsey-woolsey also called druget (coarse fabric but
cheep)
Silk/wool stockings that came above the knee
No pants ever it was against the customs
They also wore aprons to keep their clothes clean
MATERIALS THAT THEY USED
Linsey-Woolsey
Calico
The fabrics Cotton ,
Linsey -Woolsey,
Calico, and Gingham
are all very
inexpensive fabrics
Cotton
Gingham
THE ELEMENTS OF A DRESS
• “V” shaped bodice
• corset
• chemise
• drawers
• undersleeve
• apron
• petticoat
• bonnet
DRESS ELEMENTS FROM THE FRONTIER

Bodice-the part of a
 Corset- a stiffened garment
woman's dress or
worn by women to shape the
undergarment that covers
waist and breasts; a stiff
the upper body; a closeundergarment with laces to
fitting, often laced-up top
fasten it tightly, formerly
worn over a blouse in the
worn to shape and support
past or as part of some
the body
national costumes
ELEMENTS OF THE DRESS CONT.

Chemise-a long loose
 Petticoat- a woman's
dress, sometimes loosely
belted at the waist or hip; a undergarment that is
sometimes decorated and
long loose undergarment
consists of an underskirt
shaped like a dress
with or without a bodice;
U.S. something that
resembles a petticoat, e.g.
ruffles sewn on a skirt or a
skirt-shaped covering for
something; an offensive
term for a woman or girl,
or women in general
ELEMENTS OF THE DRESS CONT.

Drawers- large oldfashioned underpants with
short legs, worn by men or
women

Bonnet-a hat framing the
face and usually tied under
the chin, worn by a woman
or girl
ELEMENTS OF THE DRESS CONT.

Apron-a garment worn over the front of clothes to keep
them clean during working, especially cooking
THE ADAPTATION TO ENVIRONMENT
When they came up with the design
of the clothes they took into
consideration that they have to work
still.
Today frontier
fashion is a style,
but back then it
was a lifestyle.
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