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Because of the sophisticated tailoring and the figure-hugging styles, the next two examples could not really be from any time before the twentieth century.

I suggest that men's dress in previous centuries has been closer fitting but, more recently, the male figure has worn a suit of jacket and trousers, which is the least compromizing set of garments invented for the human form. It both describes the basic shape and yet hides its curves and bulges.

The female's dress is designed to show off a fashionably slender figure, carefully cut and quite comfortable to wear.

The female's dress is designed to show off a fashionably slender figure, carefully cut and quite comfortable to wear.

The next pair of pictures is also nicely juxtaposed, with two different types of dress that hint at the philosophy behind the tailoring. The lady sitting demurely at the lunch table is wearing 171

a long dress of the nineteenth century, H

with a large flower-bedecked hat, both of which make it unlikely D

that in the near future ps she will get up and L

start jumping around. T

She is far more likely S

to take a gentle stroll in the garden.

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