Bad Day? Be Thankful You Don’t Have to Dress Like an 18th Century Woman. [VIDEO]

Getting dressed in the 18th century
Getting dressed in the 18th century

A lady gets dressed in the fashion of 18th century. She puts on her clothes, with help in a particular order, including, a shift, stays, petticoats, pockets,...

Paul Hair

I have no idea what I was doing the night I went down the YouTube rabbit hole and found the above video. But it’s interesting. It demonstrates the 21st century version of how a lady in the 1700s would get dressed.

The video comes from the National Museums Liverpool channel. But a group called Crows Eye Productions apparently made it. Crows Eye has its own YouTube Channel (which contains a bunch of other videos about getting dressed in a bunch of other centuries). The below video of how a 1700s working woman would get dressed comes from the Crows Eye account.

“So where is the video showing how an 18th century man would get dressed? Hmmm, you sexist?” you ask. To which I reply, “Shut up! I reject your ‘sexist’ accusations!”

However, if you go back to the National Museums Liverpool channel you can find a video of how an 18th century gentleman might have dressed.

So enjoy the two videos here. Or be enraged with them because they only feature how women used to dress. Doesn’t matter to me. But please share this post on social media, and leave your rantings in the below comments section as you see fit. I’ve left mine right here.

Comments (4)
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Gloria.Haney1983
Gloria.Haney1983

I don't think I would have enough patience to put that many layers of clothes on. Just getting out of bed and getting dressed is a chore for me. I guess next time I go to complain about having a bad day I will remember at least I don't have to wear layers and layers of clothes.

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Paul Hair
Paul Hair

Editor

Day was half over by the time they finished dressing.

Michael  Loftus
Michael Loftus

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okay. couple things. No real "underwear" they were pretty much commando under there! Those TARTS! HA! and the Pocket thing was under like 3 other layers! That was nutty. Doesnt make a lot of sense. my big takeaway? that shit looked like it sucked! LOL ( I watched the Working woman one. Can't imagine what it was like for the upper class)

Paul Hair
Paul Hair

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Having servants is the way to go. The lady has two of 'em. That means they had to get dressed first, and then help her get dressed. Big production all around.