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The Garb
What was worn in the Eighteenth Century was fairly constant for both men and women. Though the cut of the various garments changed considerably in the ten decades the basic elements didn't change. Since the rise of the long coat in the late 1600s

Men wore a Coat, and a Waistcoat which changes length and cut a lot. The Breeches, in this era, transform into pantaloons and then to pants as well there are much the same Underwear like the Shirts and Stockings

For women the Dress was pretty constant, with a few changes in the sillouet and the shape of the paniers little changed but the orimentation

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2005 January 28