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.