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A History of Women's Suits Part 2

The suit is the ultimate 20th-century symbol of the workplace. While we’re more likely to associate the look with men, the suit has a long history as a women’s wear category as well. What’s nearly ubiquitous about the woman’s suit is its ensemble of a jacket paired with a skirt or pants. What changes from generation to generation is how designers reinterpret the cut and style of the suit in order to reflect the pulse of an era. As Rebecca Arnold, professor of fashion history at London's Courtauld Institute of Art put it in a CNN Leading Woman article, "What you see from the 1920s onwards, is this negotiating of public space -- using dress to visualize the way women are...

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A History of Women's Suits Part 1

The suit is the ultimate 20th century symbol of the workplace. While we’re more likely to associate the look with men, the suit has a long history as a women’s wear category as well. What’s nearly ubiquitous about the woman’s suit is its ensemble of a jacket paired with a skirt or pants. What changes from generation to generation is how designers reinterpret the cut and style of the suit in order to reflect the pulse of an era. As Rebecca Arnold, professor of fashion history at London's Courtauld Institute of Art said, in a CNN Leading Woman article, "What you see from the 1920s onwards, is this negotiating of public space -- using dress to visualize the way women are...

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