The Georgian era refers to a period of British history under the reign of the four Hanoverian kings George I, II, III and IV (1714-1830). In terms of fashion, this era was important as women began using clothes as a form of self-expression as opposed to a statement of social standing. Women’s fashion became more functional and less restrictive, with corsets being temporarily shunned in favour of high-waisted dresses. This silhouette soon became the empire-line dress, a flattering style cut below the bust and left to drape over the body. This style is still extremely popular; it also represents womenswear becoming more functional, with a tight pencil skirt and tailored jacket becoming wardrobe staples of most women.

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Written by Jacob Hall

Jacob Hall is a modern languages student currently working freelance as a fashion journalist. Can generally be found lurking around the Givenchy menswear section of the Birmingham Bullring!

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