Picking the New Woman's Pockets

Myers, Janet C.
March 2014
Nineteenth Century Gender Studies;Spring2014, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
The article analyzes the rational dress of the 1880s and 1890s when pockets are present in women's clothing. It cites the fictional representations and the cartoons from satirical magazines "London Charivari" and "Punch" that prefigured the freedom of women who sought access to self-assurance, sex and financial independence. The substantial role of rational dress in women, particularly on the integration of pockets, in shaping their identity is also highlighted.


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