We are very blessed in 18th century SL to be able to throw on a gown (or frock coat), add a body alpha to make sure the clothing fits correctly, and toss on the appropriate hairstyle or wig all pre-styled and fitted. And presto! -- we're dressed. It wasn't actually like that in the 18th century. Take a look at the videos below to see why it took awhile to get oneself looking proper enough to go out in public. The videos also answer the burning question of why there were so many servants in the 18th century -- nobody would have been able to get dressed without them!
How 18th c. Women Got Dressed
From the National Museums in Liverpool - Getting Dressed in 18th c. England
18th c. Women's Hair Styling
For even more on 18th c. women's clothing check out The American Duchess YouTube channel .
How 18th c. Men Got Dressed
And here are a few other interesting video tidbits on men's clothing:
updated by @serenek-timeless: 04 Apr 2021 11:50:37AM