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Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2017 12:28 p.m. PST

This was fascinating -- a reenactment of how a lady got herself dressed in the 1700s. So many separate pieces! And who dressed the maids?


Makes you appreciate how much easier the guys had it, even back then.

dragon621 Aug 2017 2:34 p.m. PST

Very good. Interesting link

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2017 3:41 p.m. PST

What was the rod down the front for?

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2017 9:26 p.m. PST

Stopping rapier thrusts?

bsrlee22 Aug 2017 12:43 a.m. PST

The video is very badly buffered, at least thru my ISP. So I couldn't see exactly what rod you are referring to, but I think you are talking about the 'busk' which went into a pocket in the front of the stays, which helped reinforce the flat front look, and is recorded as also being used to smack wandering male hands. Elaborately carved ones were also given as 'courting gifts' by more rural folk.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2017 9:33 a.m. PST

"also being used to smack wandering male hands", haha! Unless you're Nora Brady ("Barry Lyndon")

Haitiansoldier22 Aug 2017 4:24 p.m. PST

I think women's clothing was prettiest during the 30s-60s. The 18th century was too much clothes.

Ottoathome10 Sep 2017 1:39 p.m. PST

The more ornate the wrapping the better the present when it is opened.

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