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Getting Dressed in 1665 Delft

The clothing of a wealthy woman began with a linen or silk chemise. This was long and full and often decorated with lace at the cuffs. No other undergarment was worn. A hip pad was tied about the waist to support the petticoats. During the late 1600s the coastal fringes of the Netherlands saw the

How Clothes Have Killed

– [Narrator] You’ve all heard the phrase beauty is pain, but what about beauty is death? (lighting strikes) (upbeat music) Beginning in the 1730s and through the 19th century, mercury was used in men’s felt hats. Think top hats. The mercury was brushed onto rabbit fur to help it form that felt feeling. One big