How Political Symbols of the French Revolution were Reflected in Clothing?

The French Revolution had raised the question of liberty and equality and ended aristocratic privileges. These were reflected in the clothing.

(i) The clothing of the revolutionaries e.g., by the red cap of liberty, long trousers and the revolutionary cockade pinned on to a hat. The simplicity of clothing was meant to express the revolutionary ideal of equality.

(ii) Differences in earning rather than sumptuary laws defined what the rich and poor could wear. Different classes were at liberty to develop their own culture of dress. ,


(iii) The colours of France-blue, white and red became popular as they were regarded as sign of a patriotic citizen.

(iv) Sans culottes literally means those without knee breeches. From now on both men and women began wearing loose and comfortable clothing.