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Clothes were made to measure. People did not go to shops like we do and see rails of clothes. Every item of clothing bought had to made especially for the person. Seamstresses and tailors were responsible for making clothes. Their were also milliners, glovers, and hatters would help to complete the look.
Poor Victorians bought their clothes from second-hand, third and fourth-hand shops. Their clothes had previously been worn and discarded, but still in good enough condition to wear.
Photos of clothes worn by Children
Photos of clothes worn by Ladies
Photos of clothes worn by Men
BBC Dressing up game
Play the game and see if you can dress the Victorian and Tudor people correctly.
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