Kōrero: Clothes

Māori women dress reformers, 1906

Māori women dress reformers, 1906

In the late 19th century the more restrictive elements of women's clothing, like corsets and bustles, were abandoned by some and replaced with 'rational dress' comprising a jacket, blouse and knickerbockers (baggy, knee-length trousers). Knickerbockers were only for the daring and many women sympathetic to rational dress still wore skirts. These women were confirmed dress reformers and wore their rather masculine clothing with confidence.

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Reference: CCL PhotoCD 11, IMG0096

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Fiona McKergow, 'Clothes - Women’s clothes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/41124/maori-women-dress-reformers-1906 (accessed 29 November 2021)

He kōrero nā Fiona McKergow, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013