You can only use the imperfect ( imparfait) here as it describes something people did (used to do) in the past.
It is not a question of agreement, as the s'habillaient is in the third person plural (they) it is just the tense that is wrong.
Look at the lesson below for further understanding:
Expressing past habits or repeated actions with the imperfect tense in French (L'Imparfait)
Hope this helps!
s'habillaient is the imperfect, se sont habillés would be passé composé.
Thank you, Cécile and Chris.
I understand now. It really comes down to the idea that l'imparfait should be used when describing an ongoing action in the past. I was under the impression that l'imparfait was only required for the first part of the answer ("j'etais"), while the passé composé could be used for the second part.It's clear now. Thank you so much.
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