Is there some land and time in history in which an entire society’s men and women dressed in what is today the Hasidic style of dress?

If so, then when and where was this? And were there still differences between the normal style back then and the way that Hasidim do now?

I’m wondering in particular, for example, whether the non Jewish women in that society would have been so inflexibly fixed in their wearing of long sleeves and leggings etc even in the hot summers as Hasidic women are expected to as a matter of religious mandate.

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    I don't think women's dress is particularly striking: religious Muslim women wear long dresses snd sleeves, also cover their head (and even their face.) And Europeans used to do the same until not so ling ago.
    – Roger V.
    Oct 18, 2023 at 18:02
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    @Frank I am not sure what you mean by cynicism - I just gave you two examples of societies where women dressed in the same way. I am not not sure of anything as particular to hasidic women dress comparable, e.g., to men's shtreimels - which is probably what you are referring to in the first part of the question.
    – Roger V.
    Oct 18, 2023 at 19:26
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    Imagine asking this question about "the Japanese form of dress" or even "the American form of dress"... This question is almost as vague. You could ask about specific items but in many cases it's hard to answer. For example from Wikipedia, "The origins of the spodik and the shtreimel are unclear, but it is often thought that the Jews living in Europe adopted wearing fur hats from the Eastern European culture, and perhaps from the nobility, replacing the sudra."
    – Brian Z
    Oct 18, 2023 at 21:47
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    @BrianZ You really don't think that "Hasidic form of dress" is just a tiny bit more specific than "American form of dress"?
    – cmw
    Oct 19, 2023 at 5:04


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