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The History of Women's Workwear

Passion and ambition will always be in style.

Throughout the twentieth century, working women have had to make certain choices when deciding what to wear. Conventional femininity or bold androgyny? Function or fashion? Fitting in or standing out?

The history of women's workwear tells a unique story about the events of the twentieth century and the changing role of women. We take an adoring look back at the past 100 years of women's workwear, reflecting on the iconic designs that defined each era, the styles that we still love today and the celebrities that have made them their own.

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