I stumbled across this video about WWI women’s fashion without even looking for it. I guess this class is following me, haha.
I also found this one specifically about how nurses dressed.
I thought these were very interesting, especially following our reading of Not So Quiet and our discussion of how Nellie and the other women rebelled in their fashion over time for practicality’s sake. I also thought it was very interesting how many women were abandoning corsets, but nurses were still required to wear them. There’s a lot of very interesting information in these videos. I found it interesting how it was mentioned that most VAD nurses were wealthy volunteers and how this would’ve been these women’s first time out of fashionable clothes. It reminded me of Nellie.