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Coeds who attended Iowa State the year of its opening, 1869, wore skirts requiring 16 yards of material. Crinolines and layer upon layer of petticoats attempted to support the heavy costume. About 15 years later the innovation of the bustle added even more weight.
The Iowa Homemaker: Vol. 37
, Article 5.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/homemaker/vol37/iss8/5