Getting dressed in the 1700’s

Getting dressed in the 1700’s

What a great series!

The National Museums Liverpool has some great videos. One set of them involved getting dressed in 18th century garb. We’ve all seen period movies. Now you can see how actors, and the original nobelmen/women of that era dressed.

Here’s what men wore and how they dressed:

Now, if you thought getting dressed as a 18th century gentleman was complex. Try being a 18th century lady. Bonus points for explaining the old nursery rhyme ‘Lucy Locket lost her pocket’, but others suggest it had a more tawdry meaning.

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