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The Women's Fashion Debate took place between 1869 to 1896. The debate centered around the idea of women being able to choose what they want to wear, rather than dressing the way men wanted them to dress or the fashion of the day.  The debate also raise many health issues concerning the use of the corset and the many layers of petticoats and bustles that Ladies were suppose to wear.  The Women's Rights Movement also became involved in this debate; it added fuel for their Movement.