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  • Our dressing, or the clothes we wear have undergone a number of changes from time to time. 
  • The 19th and 20th centuries played a marked role in the dramatic changes in clothing. 
  • At the turn of the nineteenth century, women wore thin gauzy outer dresses while men adopted trousers and overcoats. 
  • Throughout the 19th and 20th century, the Indian shawl was the favored wrap, as English town houses and the typical English country house were generally draughty, and the sheer muslin and silk gowns popular during this era provided scant protection. 
  • Sumptuary laws, are laws which attempt to regulate habits of consumption. 
  • The French Revolution brought an end to the forced distinction between the rich and the poor , in terms of clothing. 
  • French Revolution had tried to bring in equality through dressing, not all the people in Europe could dress in a similar way. 
  • Then during the Industrial Revolution, Britain began to manufacture and export cotton textiles. By the beginning of the 20th century, clothes made from other fibres also became very cheap. 
  • The two world wars resulted in the breaking up of the barriers regarding dress codes. 
  • There were significant changes in the clothing of males and females, during the colonial period in India. 
  • India had distinction in dressing style according to the different castes. 
  • There were a number of styles which were considered superior in the Indian culture whereas the same was considered inferior by the British people. 
  • By the late 19th century, nationalist feelings swept across India. Artists looked for a national style of art. 
  • Indians began devising cultural symbols that would express unity. 
  • Gandhiji used to spin cloth on the charkha which was not only a symbol of self-reliance but also of resistance to the use of cloth made in the British Mills.

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