Getting Dressed in the 1700s

You've seen tons of portraits of 18th century women like Martha Washington and Marie Antoinette, and while you know what their clothes look like, you probably have no idea how much work went into putting those dresses on. 

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This video shows just how complex it was to dress like a proper women of the 1700s and why any woman with the money absolutely had to have a maid to help dress her. One thing women didn't fuss with back then though -underwear, which is why the woman starts in her dressing gown.

Via Mental Floss


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