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Fashion in the days of Marie Antoinette

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I have always been enchanted with the 18th century - it is definitely a favourite of mine. I came across this video in my research for one of my forthcoming novels and was thrilled to see a gown that is attributed to Marie Antoinette and her seamstress Rose Bertin. I LOVE COMMENTS From History and Women

18th Century Noblewoman's Fashion

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Fashion has come a long way. Most days, when around the house, you can find me in a nice roomy t-shirt and yoga pants. But in the 18th century, a woman's clothing was much more complex with numerous layers and trimmings. And then, after a woman is dressed, freedom of movement is constricted. Here is a video I found that demonstrates the complexity noblewomen faced each morning just to get dressed. I LOVE COMMENTS From History and Women