As with all 18th century womens’ dress,
the chemise was the garment worn next to the skin It was made from linen, was washable and was changed as frequently as possible
The stockings came over the knee, and had embroidery at the ankle known as ‘clocks’.
The stockings were held in place by ribbon garters, either above the knee or, more usually,
below – especially when active. No under drawers were worn.
The rigid boned stays created the silhouette of the period. They were reinforced at the centre
front with a removable wooden ‘busk’, which was often carved with entwined lovers’ initials
and dates. The stays raised the bosom, gave the illusion
of a narrow waist, and provided a smooth line for the garments worn over it.
They laced up at the back with a single lace. When travelling, supporting items – such as
hip-pads, bum-rolls, hooped petticoats or panniers – were minimised, or not worn at
all. A washable white linen under-petticoat completed
the under-linens. Pockets were an important means of carrying
small personal items. They tied about the waist close to the body and out of sight,
and were accessed through openings in the petticoats. A Marseilles cloth petticoat provided warmth and support for the outer petticoat. Marseilles
cloth was a new machine-woven textile which mimicked hand-quilting. It was warm and perfect
for travelling in a chilly carriage. The habit-shirt, resembled the gentleman’s
shirt, but was shorter and tied about the waist with tapes.
There were several slightly different styles, some where completely open at the front, and
other went on over the head. The cuffs were fastened with Dorset thread buttons.
The silk outer-petticoat was lined with linen and closed at the back with tapes. It had
slits at the sides to access the pockets, and was made from the same fabric as the jacket.
The habit-shirt was often closed at the throat with a ribbon.
The fore-sleeves of the travelling jacket were separate, and were put on first.
Once on the arm, they were quite secure, though they could be pinned or buttoned to the upper
sleeve. The travelling, or German habit was an elegant,
out-of-doors garment. It was a hip-length jacket which buttoned
up to the neck. It had long, two-part sleeves with a flounce at the elbow and had a hood.
It often, but not always had a sack-back with box pleats. It could either have a false-front
or a separate waistcoat. The hooded travelling habit had been popular in Germany and other
European countries from the mid-century, and it was popularised in England by the marriage
of Princess Augusta to the Duke of Brunswick in 1764. Princess Augusta’s ‘going away’ dress
was a scarlet silk travelling outfit of the German fashion, which became known as the
‘Brunswick’.

Getting Dressed in the 18th Century – The Brunswick
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100 thoughts on “Getting Dressed in the 18th Century – The Brunswick

  • September 2, 2019 at 5:07 am
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    She’s Rose from Titanic!

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  • September 2, 2019 at 5:51 am
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    Pampahirap ng buhay, buti na lang hindi ako nabuhay nuon. Lol! 😂

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  • September 2, 2019 at 5:53 am
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    Ang ganda lang tingnan but the reality of wearing sucks! 😂

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  • September 2, 2019 at 6:17 am
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    Ya me imagino para ir al baño ups 😕

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  • September 2, 2019 at 3:46 pm
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    Oooooh baby. I saw some ankle

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  • September 2, 2019 at 4:09 pm
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    Bathroom anyone?🧐🤨

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  • September 2, 2019 at 4:51 pm
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    Can't breathe

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  • September 2, 2019 at 6:16 pm
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    Ooooooh so that’s why in the movies when the little kids go under the dresses they freak out- it’s all makes now

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  • September 3, 2019 at 1:30 am
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    1:43 those are the under garments the heck

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  • September 3, 2019 at 2:49 am
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    Okay but what part of the 18th century though? Because that's important.

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  • September 4, 2019 at 11:48 pm
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    Ancient undressing was like peeling an onion…

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  • September 4, 2019 at 11:53 pm
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    Now show what the black people wore….😒

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  • September 6, 2019 at 2:41 am
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    As someone who sows modern clothing for fun, I was not ready for the sleeves to be A SEPARATE ITEM!?! Can we bring that back? I would have a lot more finished projects if it was normal to have detached sleeves 😆

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  • September 6, 2019 at 6:28 am
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    Bitch be looken mad elegant

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  • September 6, 2019 at 11:33 am
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    안녕? 나는 한국에서 왔단다. 네 영상은 참 매력적이야. 나는 리넨 옷을 아주 좋아하는데, 네가 입은 옷과 영상이 매우 흥미로왔어. 아주 아름답구나.
    Hi? I am from Korea. Your video is very attractive. I love linen clothes, and the clothes and videos you wore were very interesting. Very beautiful.

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  • September 6, 2019 at 6:53 pm
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    the layers my god the layers

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  • September 7, 2019 at 2:52 am
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    Mizericordia

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  • September 7, 2019 at 2:49 pm
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    Does this remind anybody else slightly of how Mary Poppins dresses

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  • September 8, 2019 at 12:22 pm
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    So pretty i would actually wear that these days

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  • September 9, 2019 at 2:26 am
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    what if you live alone? how you put on your dress?

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  • September 9, 2019 at 2:26 am
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    With no underwear, what did women do during her time of the month? I imagine that was a nightmare with all these layers and no panties.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 11:12 am
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    There is something on 18th century that always captures my heart….

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  • September 9, 2019 at 10:39 pm
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    (For the rich) your outfit was really a piece of art… I mean, everything was so gentle, with details ect… So cute!! How could they ever thought that today’s (rich) people would proudly walk around in tight “cycling shorts”, and worse, paying money for Shirts with HOLES in it!! Haha…..

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  • September 10, 2019 at 1:05 am
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    I wonder how fast you can dress up when you're in a hurry.

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  • September 10, 2019 at 1:04 pm
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    Brittsknow anD Oveds

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  • September 11, 2019 at 9:08 pm
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    I wish I could go to work dressed like this tomorrow

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  • September 11, 2019 at 9:30 pm
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    this came out in 2019 bc that’s how long it took her to get read

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  • September 12, 2019 at 1:58 pm
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    I have a photo of my great great grandmother dressed like this. The photo is very damaged, btw, my ancestor was German. The photo was took in 1880s in Frankfurt.

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  • September 13, 2019 at 1:03 pm
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    Платьем это точно не назовёшь. Набор зап.частей.

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  • September 13, 2019 at 5:57 pm
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    I love this outfit! The sleeves are amazing!

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  • September 13, 2019 at 7:45 pm
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    By the time u dressed it‘s 19th century 💀💀

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  • September 14, 2019 at 2:21 am
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    I would love to wear this style everyday, it's so beautiful

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  • September 14, 2019 at 3:19 am
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    When going camando was a lady like trend 😉

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  • September 14, 2019 at 11:21 pm
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    when the video mentions her dressing in a shirt similar to men's, i could feel a sense of early 20th century feminism in this.

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  • September 15, 2019 at 12:10 am
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    Is nobody gonna talk about how beautiful she is..?
    No? Just me?
    Ok.

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  • September 15, 2019 at 3:11 am
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    she totally won the 100 layers challenge

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  • September 15, 2019 at 10:25 am
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    I had a thought…. how do they pee? With all those layers

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  • September 15, 2019 at 10:14 pm
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    Maid: my sister

    Lady getting dressed: me

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  • September 16, 2019 at 4:23 am
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    I want to live in this century

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  • September 16, 2019 at 11:19 pm
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    This clothings are my dream ones, i want them so badly, great video.

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  • September 17, 2019 at 7:02 pm
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    What an elegant fashion back then 😍😍😍😍😍👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

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  • September 17, 2019 at 8:56 pm
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    if only i could go back in time. 🙁

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  • September 18, 2019 at 10:49 am
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    So women’s clothes had FUCKING pockets?

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  • September 18, 2019 at 9:58 pm
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    Even in the 18th century they knew pockets in women's clothes were important

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  • September 18, 2019 at 11:51 pm
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    Now imagine sex and having to undress all that pshhh

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  • September 19, 2019 at 4:41 am
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    When you have to lighten up your luggage that is a bit over the airline weight limit.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 8:42 pm
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    Todays style is so inappropriate and just awful… so wish we still wear things like this

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  • September 21, 2019 at 3:12 pm
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    Beautiful

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  • September 21, 2019 at 3:16 pm
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    Why did you make two of these

    Oh the other one was working woman

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  • September 22, 2019 at 2:45 am
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    The ending looks like Cinderella’s fairy godmothers gown

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  • September 22, 2019 at 8:28 pm
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    Absolutely love it! I know I was born in the wrong area

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  • September 22, 2019 at 11:48 pm
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    what if you have to wear this to school-

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  • September 23, 2019 at 1:08 pm
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    i really love the shirt, it’s so cuteee

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  • September 23, 2019 at 3:58 pm
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    Layers and layers of clothes in the summer…

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  • September 23, 2019 at 7:36 pm
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    omg that jacket though … i want it !

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  • September 23, 2019 at 11:34 pm
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    Howthe fuck is herhair like that?

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  • September 24, 2019 at 11:33 am
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    imagine have to do this every morning before school, i woke up 15 minutes before the bell rings.. i could never

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  • September 24, 2019 at 12:39 pm
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    toilet?

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  • September 24, 2019 at 7:45 pm
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    Waaaaaaaaaaaaay too many layers.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 12:16 am
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    and i’m too lazy to tuck in my shirt….

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  • September 26, 2019 at 2:06 pm
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    Its so cute, tbh the girl looks so good in it

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  • September 27, 2019 at 12:00 am
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    Wait a minute if they didn't wear underwear what did they do when they hit their once a month?

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  • September 27, 2019 at 7:15 am
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    Her dress is so beautiful

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  • September 27, 2019 at 10:02 am
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    i would do anything to see someone walk on the streets wearing one of those

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  • September 27, 2019 at 12:45 pm
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    Very special because it's very respectful , and there's a person help you to dress 😁😁😁😁😂😂😂😂 (just kidding about the last one )

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  • September 27, 2019 at 3:01 pm
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    How can they go to the toilet?

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  • September 27, 2019 at 4:05 pm
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    I'm curious how many different outfits a lady of this status would have? Or did they generally just wear the same thing every day except for special occasions?

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  • September 28, 2019 at 12:56 am
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    SOMEONE PLEASE BUY ME A HABIT SHIRT

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  • September 28, 2019 at 2:44 am
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    Wait no underwair

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  • September 28, 2019 at 2:54 am
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    I wish I could wear this every day

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  • September 28, 2019 at 12:40 pm
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    Imagine going back to time wearing modern clothes like a croptop hoodie and a pair of jeans what would be there reaction 🤣XD

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  • September 28, 2019 at 6:47 pm
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    I can't stop watching these they are soo good 🙂 and can I say how beautiful the red hair girl is

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  • September 28, 2019 at 7:49 pm
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    Well, pocket ARE important for carrying personal items, but nowadays feminine clothes almost never have them.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    So cool

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  • September 29, 2019 at 4:56 am
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    Now I know why people from this time burned to death if their dress caught fire from a candle, there's no way you could get all these clothes of in time.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 7:42 am
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    So I am guessing the tradition of removing the wedding guarded(?) must date back here?

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  • September 29, 2019 at 3:21 pm
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    Thank you for the beautiful video, exquisite and incredibly informative commentary!

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  • September 29, 2019 at 8:56 pm
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    Too many layers, kinda looks as if it would be uncomfortable.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 9:12 pm
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    Sometimes I wish it was still normal to dress like this, but the majority of the time, I'm glad I don't have to dress like that.

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  • September 30, 2019 at 1:15 am
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    No hate, but her head looks huge, gigantic even, like the queen of hearts (the red queen) from Alice in Wonderland

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  • September 30, 2019 at 1:53 am
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    Bad video

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  • September 30, 2019 at 3:19 am
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    is no one going to talk about the wooden spoon thing women would carve initials into

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  • September 30, 2019 at 5:01 am
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    That hair though….

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  • October 1, 2019 at 2:34 am
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    So their wearing everything except underwear?

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  • October 1, 2019 at 4:32 am
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    Wow I love this outfit

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  • October 1, 2019 at 4:14 pm
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    It's so elegant! She's very beautiful, I would love for this style of attire to become popular again!

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  • October 1, 2019 at 4:48 pm
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    She looks like Perrie Edwards

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  • October 2, 2019 at 5:09 am
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    Sorry I'm too poor to see this

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  • October 2, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    That’s why women fainting most of the time

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  • October 2, 2019 at 7:58 pm
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    Do 21st century and compare it to the 18th century

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  • October 3, 2019 at 3:11 am
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    They're outfits stunning

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  • October 4, 2019 at 5:59 pm
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    18th Century womans : take 2 hours to dress

    we: take 10 mins

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  • October 5, 2019 at 11:24 pm
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    Love the video and channel but y'all really need more black/poc on your channel💁

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  • October 6, 2019 at 6:44 am
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    I honestly want to go back to these times. I would love to wear these types of clothes. Also, it'd be much colder in those times because of no climate change effects. God, I wanna go back

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  • October 7, 2019 at 1:12 am
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    Ooooh cute we with all the layers☺️

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  • October 7, 2019 at 6:47 pm
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    So pretty

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:27 am
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    Wow

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    All that and no knickers

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  • October 8, 2019 at 6:33 pm
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    Oh my God is never leave the house. As beautiful as the clothes were I think I'd have been a hermit and just walked around my house butt naked in the summer months. Phew I can't cope with heat and the clothes that we wear nowadays even in winter I'm too hot. I really do love the fashions from that time. I'm just glad I don't have to wear them.

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  • October 8, 2019 at 7:53 pm
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    "No undergraments were worn"

    Now that is a recipe for disaster, what if they get their periods unexpectedly

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