What Did Colonial People Wear?


Colonial people made their own clothes most of the time which consisted of dresses for women and long shorts for men. The men wore knee length shorts with long socks and shoes with big buckles. Women wore several types of undergarments then ether a long dress or a skirt, most often thick and heavy having to be pinned to the bodice.
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Clothing is easily bought in stores today. In the colonial period most clothes were made by hand. Women wore dresses and corsets. Men wore pants, shirts, and if they were wealthy, a overcoat. Children often dressed in clothes that were passed down from older siblings.
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