Instead, aesthetic dress boasted free-flowing, noncorseted gowns, completely unaided by "dress improvers" such as bustles or petticoats.
If the motto of Aesthetic artists was "art for art's sake," then the motto for aesthetic dress was "simplicity and quality .
The separate spheres framework holds that “men possessed the capacity for reason, action, aggression, inherent qualities of femininity: emotion, passivity, submission, dependence, and selflessness, all derived, it was claimed insistently, form women’s sexual and reproductive organization” (Kent 30).
Following such principles allowed men, allegedly controlled by their mind or intellectual strength, to dominate society, to be the governing sex, given that they were viewed as rational, brave, and independent.
Along with cycling, sporting activities of all types were becoming national pastimes.
Tennis, golf, skating, swimming, hiking, mountain climbing, gymnastics, and baseball were popular.
By 1885, 50,000 American men, women and children were cycling and by 1896, that number had jumped to over 10 million.The blouses are loose in the bosom with gathers and pleats down the front. Severa The back of the shirtwaist was usually shorter than the front, seamed down the back, and fitted.Collars were usually quite high and often very stiff and straight. Severa For active wear, women donned white or navy blue tops with sailor-like braid on a deep square sailor collar and long, black silk sailor ties.The combination platter of enchiladas, tacos, and tortillas became the unvarying standards of the Tex-Mex menu, while new dishes like chimichangas (supposedly invented in the the 1950s at El Charro restaurant in Tucson, Arizona) and nachos (supposedly first served at a consession at Dallas's State Fair of Texas in 1964...) were concocted to please the American palate....One Tex-Mex item that may someday rival the pizza as an extraordinarily successful ethnic dish is the fajita...introduced at Ninfa's in Houston on July 13, 1973, as tacos al carbon.