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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Do You Know that African Women Inspired 19th Century European Fashion?

Several years ago in the 1990s, I was flipping through a British fashion magazine which was discussing the science behind the well sculptured dresses; bustles from the Victorian era (1800s) which enhanced women's features especially the bust and the buttocks area. Back then I could not help but observe the striking similarities between the dresses and the physical features of African women, especially Southern African