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Monday Night Owls - 20 February 2017 - How tuberculosis shaped Victorian fashion
We read an article about the effects that tuberculosis had on fashion during the 1800s:
Vocabulary Top 10:
protagonist - the main character in a novel, play, movie, etc; an important person who is involved in a competition, conflict, or cause
epidemic - an occurrence in which a disease spreads very quickly and affects a large number of people
aestheticization - represent something as being beautiful or artistically pleasing
entwined - twisted together or around something
1800s = eighteen hundreds (talking about the whole century)
ushered in - happened at the beginning of something, such as a period of activity, and usually helped cause it
waifish - very thin
whiskers - the hair that grows on a man's face (beard and mustache)
pioneering - using new and better ideas for the first time
hemline - the bottom edge of a dress, skirt, or coat
What other things have influenced fashion (for both women and men)? What is something that used to be fashionable in your country but isn´t anymore, and why did it change?