Definition of dress reform in English:

dress reform


  • The reform of women's dress called for in the 19th century, with the aim of making clothes more practical and comfortable.

    The dress reform movement flourished from the mid to late 19th century in Britain and the United States; fundamental change in women's fashion was not however achieved until the 1920s.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Daily Whig and Courier.