2018 marks the centenary of women's rights to vote. Pioneers of women's rights, the Suffragettes fought against the legal restrictions which restrained their participation to the public sphere. Much attention has been paid to their relentless bravery, but also worth noting, is their clever use of fashion as a political tool.
Faced with accusations of unnatural manliness and hysteria by the early twentieth-century anti-suffrage press, Suffragettes made sure their outfits were resolutely feminine and put together: high collars, long skirts and laced-up boots were their everyday uniform outfits:
Wide collar blouse, €113, Olive Clothing
Ruffle collar silk shirt, €89, &OtherStories
Sheer stripe midi dress, €89, &OtherStories
High-neck lace midi dress, €165.90, Y.A.S on Asos
Lace up boot, €103, Office
Chunky lace-up boot, €39.99, New Look
Check coat, €89.95, Zara
Unstructured wool-blend coat, €119.99, Mango
Enamel pin, £7.00, Literary Emporium
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