2280s Fashions

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Fashions in the Empire are changing rapidly, particularly in Diablotin. Some would argue that the rise of factory work and the popularity of the bicycle and automobile have encouraged women to cut their hair and wear less elaborate and cumbersome clothing, while others would point out that even the upper classes, who have no need to work in the dangerous conditions of industry, have affected some of these changes.

Women's Fashion

A young, trendy woman will likely have short, bobbed hair, and wear skirts that reach to knee-length rather than ankle-length. Some even prefer trousers. Either way, the fashion calls for a very slim, straight silhouette.

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Skirts!
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A fashionable party on the move!
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Pants: Not just for adventuring anymore!
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Corsets are becoming unpopular, being replaced with simpler undergarments (for those who can afford to go without the support, that is.) Lipstick and rouge are often applied with a more generous hand for evenings, and evening dresses will likely be adorned with sequins and shiny fabrics, and accessorized with sparkling jewelry. Headbands and hats are often worn, as suited for short haircuts. Additional decorations like feathers, beads, or flowing gauzy drapery may also be included.

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Older or more conservative women typically still wear longer dresses and longer hair. Particularly among the upper classes, proper evening wear remains more traditional, with longer gowns and more sedate styles, although skirts are no longer full and sleeves may be short. More style-conscious women may get around these conventions by, for instance, having their skirt be translucent below the knee, or by having the lower part of the gown beaded or feathered so that it doesn't hide her legs, or by showing off more of her shoulders and upper body instead.

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Men's Fashion

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Children's Fashion

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