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American Suffragette Adult Costume

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Women's American Suffragette Costume
Women's American Suffragette Costume
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Product Information

Items Included
  • Dress
  • Sash
  • Belt
Features
  • 100% polyester pullover dress has buttons on the front
  • Floor length dress has Peter Pan collar
  • Loose sleeves are gathered at the shoulders and cuffs
  • Gathered green belt ties at the back
  • Sash has "Votes for Women" printed down the front with hook & loop adjustment at the shoulder
  • Hat and sign not included

Battle for the Ballot

The road to getting a vote for women wasn't a smooth one. Which is strange, considering how ridiculous some of the arguments for keeping half the population from having a say in politics were. People used to argue that the human race would die out as soon as the government gave women a political voice. Because for some reason, getting involved in politics would make every woman decide to leave motherhood behind forever. Many men stood against the vote because they didn't want to hear ladies speak in public places. But, with years of protests, hours of women annoying their husbands by speaking in public, and whittling away at the voting laws state by state, women finally earned their voice. Celebrate those brave ladies with this Woman's Suffragette Costume!

Product Details

You'll look ready to hit the streets in the early 1900s with this sleek ensemble. This costume comes with a dress that's designed to look like a blouse and skirt; the long-sleeved collared top and floor-length skirt would be perfectly acceptable in the political salons of all classes. A green band cinches around the waist, and of course, a sash is worn over the shoulder to denote that you are a part of the women's suffrage movement.

Power of the Past

Forgetting the past is a dangerous thing. We can't forget a time when people would say a thing like, "Why would women want to vote when their husbands and sons could speak in their interests anyway?" It seems that after about a hundred years of woman voting, none of the Victorian arguments had much merit. And women definitely have the right to speak in public nowadays. In fact, to the probable shock and horror of nineteenth-century men, they even run countries and sit as judges on the supreme court. Seems that politics could have used a woman's touch a long time ago!

Size Chart
SizeMeasurementStandardMetric
Small Chest 35" 89cm
Small Waist 26" - 30" 66cm - 76cm
Small Length 57" 145cm
Medium Chest 37" 94cm
Medium Waist 28" - 32" 71cm - 81cm
Medium Length 57" 145cm
Large Chest 39" 99cm
Large Waist 30" - 34" 76cm - 86cm
Large Length 58" 147cm
X-Large Chest 41" 104cm
X-Large Waist 32" - 36" 81cm - 91cm
X-Large Length 58" 147cm
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Reviews

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    Just what we needed
    By Maria | March 21, 2019
    Bought this for a stage costume for Winnifred Banks (Mary Poppins) and it's perfect! Small size fits my 10 year old well enough - shirt is a little long for her but we can tuck the extra into the waistband and hide with the belt. So happy with it!
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    SIZES
    By ELLEN | March 16, 2019
    I ordered an XL and I couldn't even get it over my shoulders. It is extremely poorly sized!

    I think it is a lovely outfit, too bad
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    Five Stars
    By Current Customer | November 19, 2018
    I loved it! And over 100 "likes" on Facebook.
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    Prize winner
    By Kathleen | November 6, 2018
    Saw this and decided it would be perfect for this Halloween season. I attend a party every year with the same group (over 100 people), so a new costume was a must. I bought the hat but did not make a sign. I got so many compliments and requests for photos some with people I didn't even know. Ended up being a finalist in the costume contest and while I didn't win first place, I did win a prize. Only negative is that the fabric is synthetic and being long sleeved, it was hot for dancing.
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