Fashion, Function, And The Politics Of Women's Dress

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Fashion, Function, And The Politics Of Women's Dress
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Our curated experience begins with private tours of Belle Meade where we’ll learn about the women who lived, worked, and were enslaved at the plantation, with a focus on clothing and dress of the time period. Authentic period-piece dresses will be staged throughout so we can see for ourselves how dress evolved over time and was related to the different roles and expectations of women.

We’ll learn about the Dress Reform Movement, one of the more controversial reform movements during the Reformation Era, which focused on the harmful effect of women’s clothing. We’ll learn about Belle Meade's Journey to Jubilee program as they work with the public to find more information about the enslaved population who lived at Belle Meade and their decedents.

After our tours, we will have a presentation and Q&A with curators, with wine and lemonade tastings in a private reception. There is space for 6 people to try on a full period-costume during the Q&A. These tickets are available on a first come/first-serve basis.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? No.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? There is parking onsite at Belle Meade Plantation.

What if it is raining? This event is rain or shine.
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By: Chick History

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