Definition of rational dress in English:

rational dress

Line breaks: ra|tion¦al dress


[mass noun]
A style of women’s dress introduced in the late 19th century, characterized by the wearing of knickerbockers or bloomers in place of a skirt.
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  • Many novelists also published journalism dealing with further related issues within the growing women's movement of the period, such as rational dress and women's suffrage.

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