The crinoline fashion trend that killed thousands of women, 1855-1870

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The crinoline appeared on the fashion scene in the mid 1800st and took its name from the French word crin (“horsehair”), a stiff material made using horsehair — and “linen.” A crinoline (hoop) is defined as a framework consisting of round/oval circles (shaped like a hoop) of whalebone, wire, or cane used to extend the […]

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