The political symbols of the French Revolution were reflected in clothing. Justify with examples.
The French Revolution had raised the question of liberty and equality and ended aristocratic privileges.
The following examples state the same
(i) Members of the Jacobin clubs to distinguish themselves from the aristocracy who wore ‘knee breeches’ even called themselves the ‘sans-culottes’. ‘Sans-culottes’ literally means ’ ‘without knee breeches’. From now on both men and women began wearing loose and comfortable clothing.
(ii) The colours of France-blue, white and red became popular as they were a sign of patriotic citizen.
(iii) All that time some political symbols like the red cap of liberty, long trousers and revolutionary cockade pinned onto a hat became a part of dress of the citizens.The simplicity of clothing was meant to express the idea of equality given by the French Revolution.