The shift was the undergarment worn next to the skin, made from linen. It was washable and protected the clothes from bodily moisture and the body from possibly harsh textiles being worn. It was not meant to be seen. No knickers were worn. Over-the-knee stockings made
from wool cotton silk or a mixture of these yarns were machine or hand knitted. They were often decorated at the ankle with a woven design known as clocks. Ribbon garters were tied just above the
knee. However for walking or dancing the garters were often tied below the knee
and the stocking rolled down over them to secure everything in place. The Dickey
petticoat is a knee-length white linin petticoat worn for warmth and modesty. Stays were made from layers of linen and
boned with strips of baleen. Some were left plain and others faced with
decorative silk fabric. They altered the body to the characteristic 18th century
shape of upright flat back, narrow conical waist and raised bosom. Pocket bags were worn at the hip and carried around the waist on the linen cord. Side openings and the skirts allowed access to them. They were made from plain or
decorated fabric embroidered or as in this example made from a patchwork of
pieced fabrics. It was possible to lose your pockets however if the ties came undone. Lucy locket lost her pocket, Kitty Fischer found it, not a penny was there in
it, only a ribbon round it. Paneas or a hip pad were worn to lift and display the
skirts and to emphasize the small waist. The hip pad was a large roll tapering at
the ends and tied around the waist. It may have been padded with anything from
wool to cork At least one full-length linen petticoat
was also worn. In the winter and under-petticoat wadded with wool and quilted for warmth may have been worn. During the day a linen or silk kerchief
or fisher was worn over the bosom for warmth, modesty and protect from the Sun. It could be worn tucked into the gown or worn over the shoulders and sometimes it
was crossed over the chest and tied at the back. The stomacher was a
decorative panel of fabric that filled the center front bodice of a gown. It could have been stiffened or just lined and had three pairs of linen tabs at the
side, to help pin it to the stage beneath. Stomachers could be highly decorated
and worn with many different gowns or made of matching fabric. The gown
petticoat could be made of contrasting fabric or to match the gown. It was lined
with silk or linen and had side openings for pocket access. Elaborately quilted
silk petticoat were often worn in colder weather. The gown is pinned into place down the side front of the stomacher with straight pins. The maid’s linen apron has a
bib pinned into position. The origin of the term ‘pinafore’. She has placed the
straight pins in the bib ready for fastening her mistress’s gown. Ribbons beneath the gowns skirts are tied together to raise the skirts into a
polonaise puff. Day caps were worn by all classes and varied from practical to
decorative. Finally a delicate silk or embroidered
muslin apron is added, which serves no purpose but to indicate the fine status
of the individual wearing it; conspicuous consumption

Getting dressed in the 18th century

100 thoughts on “Getting dressed in the 18th century

  • August 10, 2019 at 10:21 pm
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    And in the end she looks like a big blue onion

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  • August 11, 2019 at 4:48 am
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    “No knickers were worn…” 🤪

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  • August 11, 2019 at 10:04 am
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    Imagine wearing this on your menstruation (period)..

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  • August 11, 2019 at 1:50 pm
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    So interesting! Thank you very much.

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  • August 11, 2019 at 9:53 pm
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    Who in there right mind would concoct such a way of dress? How rediculous!

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  • August 12, 2019 at 6:54 pm
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    Can you imagine just being like “damn I left my pockets at home”

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  • August 12, 2019 at 10:41 pm
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    She's start to sweet lol 😁too many👗 put on.

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  • August 13, 2019 at 8:58 am
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    When I was in High school (and reading those bodice rippers), I really wondered how the rakes would undress the heroines hahahahaaha! It seemed so easy basing on the book covers. Seeing these videos of how they dressed before, my imaginations run amok again. Did they do it like Zorro style? swish swish with the sword?

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  • August 13, 2019 at 4:24 pm
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    If these ladies can see us now!!!

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  • August 13, 2019 at 7:22 pm
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    Но какая красота!

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  • August 14, 2019 at 10:40 am
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    It would be difficult for her if she wanna use the bathroom

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  • August 14, 2019 at 2:51 pm
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    No wonder the rich were always mean and bitchy that crap musta been hot as hell during the summer and uncomfortable 365 days a year

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  • August 15, 2019 at 4:22 am
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    How she is not hot to wear so many skirts???

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  • August 15, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    What the heck…it takes a century to dress and another century to undress….
    Glad that in this century only a bra and panty is enough…and iam still complaining about it😂😂

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  • August 15, 2019 at 4:31 pm
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    And I can barely walk.

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  • August 16, 2019 at 4:50 am
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    You: watches asmr about slime, personal attention, roleplays, etc
    Me, an intellectual: has getting dressed in the 18th century vid on repeat

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  • August 16, 2019 at 1:53 pm
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    What bothers me is she's getting dressed infront of a window

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  • August 17, 2019 at 5:34 am
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    Super kanal

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  • August 17, 2019 at 9:31 am
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    What if the pins come out😱

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  • August 17, 2019 at 1:57 pm
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    There were no chance to have quick fun

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  • August 17, 2019 at 2:46 pm
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    “Nowadays we don’t need clothes anymore!! We see our nakedness through the eyes of arts and hide behind hideous masks of makeup!!! But what if the effort is greater than the amount of work?what have we done to this world?!?”Simone A

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  • August 17, 2019 at 3:48 pm
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    the only easy thing in this dress is to pee

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  • August 17, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    If you worked at strip club wearing that it'll probably take an hour to get completely undressed

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  • August 18, 2019 at 3:03 am
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    Why so much clothing

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  • August 18, 2019 at 3:05 am
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    How did the ladies went to the ladies toilet

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  • August 18, 2019 at 9:46 am
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    It means that u cannot wear clothes independently….. All the time u need helpers and who helps helpers to wear their dresses…….? 🤔

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  • August 18, 2019 at 12:39 pm
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    I don't know why everyone's complaining, it's just 7 mins and 23 seconds effort no?

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  • August 19, 2019 at 2:50 am
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    Siempre me he preguntado, como le hacían para ir al baño.. Y más cuando se enfermaban del estómago… 😮

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  • August 19, 2019 at 3:27 am
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    Legend says she's still undressing

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  • August 19, 2019 at 7:04 am
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    when you are alone home how you are about to get dressed??

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  • August 19, 2019 at 7:20 am
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    The layers upon layers I'm seeing is making sweaty already…. Idk how they could wear this in hot weather or even cold weather also bathroom would be a pain in that.

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  • August 19, 2019 at 3:16 pm
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    What about fatty ones

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  • August 19, 2019 at 4:39 pm
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    Before deodorant was invented!! With all those layers, imagine the body odour 🤢

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  • August 20, 2019 at 12:57 am
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    Fuck all that noise.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 3:43 am
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    dirty muslums say women should be covered head to toe….even if theres a heat-wave going on. oh hell just dress her in full black. the sun wont absorb that

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  • August 20, 2019 at 3:46 am
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    * does all of this and then looks in the mirror *
    "Nope I hate it"

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  • August 20, 2019 at 6:42 am
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    that lorde look alike is sure dressing like a royal

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  • August 20, 2019 at 6:43 am
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    i wish they would have clarified which decade this is accurate for :/. i’m thinking 1760s-70s??

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  • August 20, 2019 at 4:04 pm
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    Imagine how hard it is to visit the restroom in their time🤔

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  • August 20, 2019 at 6:03 pm
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    The dressing were all abt being Modest👩..I luv it…Guls were most respectful than today with🤔(without) clothes😜

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  • August 20, 2019 at 11:28 pm
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    Is anyone else getting Hamilton vibes from seeing this?

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  • August 21, 2019 at 2:39 am
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    Felicity Merriman 🙂 <3

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  • August 21, 2019 at 4:51 am
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    The model looks like she is straining to breathe but trying to look normal and comfertable at the same time.

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  • August 21, 2019 at 5:12 am
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    Damn no shower 🚿

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  • August 21, 2019 at 10:20 am
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    wait… what was that stick?

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  • August 21, 2019 at 7:24 pm
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    Omg… if i have to leave house at 7am. I wud have to wake up at 2am just to get dressed. Horrible

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  • August 22, 2019 at 2:09 am
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    Imagine having to go to the bathroom

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  • August 22, 2019 at 1:27 pm
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    Imagine having a diarrhea wearing this

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  • August 22, 2019 at 1:51 pm
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    Women today: oh my god i regret wearing a bra today its so hot.

    18th century women: hOLd mY pEtIcOat

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  • August 22, 2019 at 7:25 pm
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    Such a great fact that after all those layers she still looks to have a perfect upper body💗

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  • August 23, 2019 at 6:13 am
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    They used to wear gorgeous dressed so no makeup was needed

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  • August 23, 2019 at 8:31 pm
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    What if you wanted sum immediate quick fuck

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  • August 24, 2019 at 6:25 pm
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    Which decade would this be?

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  • August 25, 2019 at 5:22 am
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    I bet it'd be hard to get out of water while drowning huh

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  • August 26, 2019 at 12:05 am
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    I feel so sorry for those women when the summer temperature went up to 90 degrees F and didn't have AC, not even a fan.

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  • August 26, 2019 at 1:40 am
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    At the time where most houses were cold in the winter, they needed layers of clothing. Now that we have air conditioned and central heat no need for these layers of clothes.

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  • August 26, 2019 at 6:12 pm
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    ملا بسهم صعبه جدآ احنا اتسهلت لنا الحياه مع تقدم الزمن

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  • August 27, 2019 at 7:26 pm
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    Como mierda no se morían de calor con tanto trapo encima?

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  • August 29, 2019 at 4:26 am
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    I JUST WANNA DO THIS FOR FUN WITH MODERN MUSIC LIKE OH YES IT'S LADIES NIGHT AND THE FEELINGS RIGHT WITH SOME OTHER LADIES AND SEE HOW MANY HEADS WE TURN WHAT WOULD THE MEN THINK THEY STILL LOOK STUNNING BUT THAT IS A LOT OF GETTING READY AND THOSE ARE MAIDS I THINK HA HA HA! LOVELY!

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  • August 29, 2019 at 6:35 pm
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    It looks awesome but can't ever imagine how suffocating it could be

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  • August 30, 2019 at 5:54 am
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    So ur telling me back then they had pockets in there dresses as a normal thing… Yet today we only have them in like 2% of dresses .. wtf

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  • September 1, 2019 at 1:44 am
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    HARLOTS. They don’t even undress during the act, and this is why. Lol 😂

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  • September 1, 2019 at 4:15 am
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    I can't stop thinking on Elizabeth Hamilton doing this all the mornings

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  • September 1, 2019 at 4:38 am
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    And i thought opening a two hooks bra was hard.

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  • September 1, 2019 at 4:40 am
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    Wish luck for the poor lad who need to take all of it off before having sex.

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  • September 1, 2019 at 6:15 am
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    She looks like an overdressed maid. Women did not wear a petticoat on top of their gowns either – maybe younger girls might have. A petticoat would've spoiled the richness of the gown you were obviously wearing to display how wealthy you were.

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  • September 1, 2019 at 6:26 pm
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    5 hours later… The doll was ready!

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  • September 1, 2019 at 6:57 pm
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    No knickers?!

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  • September 1, 2019 at 7:43 pm
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    Pins!! Ouch!!

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  • September 2, 2019 at 12:05 am
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    Sorry but: machine sewn 😂

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  • September 3, 2019 at 6:54 am
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    0:24 but what if they tripped…

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  • September 4, 2019 at 7:09 am
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    YES DEAR I will be right down……be patient.

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  • September 4, 2019 at 7:16 am
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    ALL THIS !!!! just to go to WALMART !

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  • September 5, 2019 at 9:04 am
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    Thank god we india never wired this kind of dress 😇🙏

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  • September 5, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    Ooof! And I thought the men's dressing was complicated!

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  • September 6, 2019 at 8:47 am
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    Hell nahh!!

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  • September 6, 2019 at 4:17 pm
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    I think everyone's forgotten that back then there was no such thing as home heating systems or air con, glazed windows or insulation… Life in those draughty houses was COLD, especially when you were supposed to spend the day being feminine (ie doing nothing strenuous at all…ever!).

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  • September 7, 2019 at 3:38 am
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    If they did the for the 21st century it would just be funny. If they did it exactly like this.

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  • September 7, 2019 at 3:47 am
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    👏we👏need👏to👏bring👏back👏pocket👏bags👏

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  • September 8, 2019 at 10:32 am
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    we better go back in time(fashion wise) and do this era again. I WANNA LIVE THIS STYLE.

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  • September 8, 2019 at 11:18 am
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    Fuck me

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  • September 8, 2019 at 1:04 pm
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    Imagine u are gonna have sex with a lettuce

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  • September 9, 2019 at 1:19 am
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    I’m always wondering how were they feeling on period days With this amount of clothes ?

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  • September 9, 2019 at 5:27 am
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    Bulletproof chest 😅😅😅

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  • September 9, 2019 at 9:53 am
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    It looks so casual when she puts her hands in her pockets lol

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  • September 10, 2019 at 4:35 pm
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    OMGosh! All I could think was… I'd never get to work on time! LOL!

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  • September 12, 2019 at 6:07 pm
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    And here I thought that the whole dress was in one piece😏, how wrong was I

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  • September 13, 2019 at 4:11 am
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    How do you hurry up and breastfeed when your baby is screaming and how the heck do you cheat on your spouse without getting caught.

    Thank God for fashion evolution!
    A lifetime of torture and discomfort that is 😬

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  • September 13, 2019 at 7:05 am
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    Holly shit you need few hours every time

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  • September 13, 2019 at 9:43 pm
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    I wear my pj s to the shop😛

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  • September 14, 2019 at 2:21 am
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    oh lawd if they saw what we wearin now

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  • September 14, 2019 at 8:02 pm
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    It has pockets!

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  • September 14, 2019 at 9:02 pm
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    Too much clothing is horrible to see this get me sofocanted.

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  • September 15, 2019 at 1:39 am
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    Who dressed the servants? Did they dress each other? I guess that means you need at least two?

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  • September 15, 2019 at 1:59 am
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    Anyone else having serious pocket envy?

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  • September 15, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    really beautiful.

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  • September 15, 2019 at 6:40 pm
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    What would happen if she needed the toilet….????…..🤔🤔🤔

    Well honestly I wouldn't want to know for obvious reasons….

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  • September 15, 2019 at 7:39 pm
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    Imagine being on your period and having no knickers on, only a lot of skirts. That would be a mess.

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