What was the clothing like on the Titanic?

Titanic FashionThe clothing on display on board Titanic depends on the huge divisions in class which existed in 1912. In the evenings, first class passengers would be dressed in their best for dinner.

Men wore tuxedo style suits with white bow ties with top hats and highly polished shoes. Ladies would use the formal dinners to show off their best dresses. One first class passenger is reported to have taken seventy dresses with her for a week long voyage.

The fashion of the day was for deeply coloured fabrics such as silk. Sleeves were puffed and edged with lace at the cuffs. Lace inlays were also popular. Down in third class, men wore britches and shirts and women wore long skirts, boots and high collared blouses. In the middle, second class passengers would have had a few different outfits to choose from but could only dream of the wardrobes available to first class passengers.

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