Allison Elizabeth asked,
What do you think about 18th Century Fashion?
Here is a very interesting interactive website I found about clothes from 1700. You click through the different layers of a typical woman's wardrobe and when you put your mouse over the pictures, it has information about each type of garment.
Explore the website, too, they also have one for men's clothes in 1700, and a few from 1770, including a little girl's outfit. There are other time periods on there too.
After you've looked at that website, play this game. You have to put the clothes on the 18th century girl in the correct order.
So there's a little bit about 18th century fashion, now, what do I think of it? Hmmm... An entire century of fashion is a pretty broad category to have a solid opinion on.
18th century fashion looks uncomfortable.
It doesn't look practical for doing anything in.
Plus, they hardly ever washed their clothes, which is really gross.
On the other hand, some of the clothing from that period was just beautiful and intricate and amazing. They were things of quality.
I also love that there were social standards for clothes. Today we seem to have no standards. Everyone can pretty much wear whatever they want, which many times is not much. Not too long ago it was considered immodest to show your ankles.
So, what do I think about 18th century fashion? I think it is a beautiful thing to learn about and even wear occasionally, but I would not like to wear it all of the time. I wonder how easy it would be to make a simplified 18th century outfit, based on the one shown in the first interactive thing I linked?