Learn how women marched forward for their rights by taking a look back at the clothes they wore.

This past weekend the Women’s Museum of California unveiled its new Historical Clothing Show.

The audience was taken on a journey of the progression of women’s rights, told through the clothing the women wore. From the hoop skirts worn at the Seneca Falls Convention to the sashes of the suffragists. From the jumpsuit of the riveters in the second world war to the pantsuit of working women in the 1980s and 90s.

The show presents the many legal and social advances women experienced throughout the 19th and 20th centuries and how those advances are reflected in the latest trends of the time.



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The show is part of the Museum’s educational outreach programming. Interested in booking the show for your next event? Learn more here

What is your favorite era of historical clothing? Tweet us at @WMOFC to let us know!