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What was the Suffrage Movement? How did it bring about a reform in dress?

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1. Women’s Suffrage Movement was a woman’s movement agitating for the right to vote in political elections and democratic rights.

2. As suffrage movement developed, people beganCampaigning for dress reform.

3. Women’s magazines described how light dress and corsets caused deformities and illness among young girls. Such clothing restricted body growth and Hampered blood circulation.

4. Muscles remained underdeveloped and the spines got bent. Doctors reported that many women were regularly complaining of acute weakness, felt languid and fainted regularly.

5. By the end of the nineteenth century, change was clearly in the air – the argument was simplify dress, shorten skirts, abandon corsets.

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