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Were Edwardian women waists ‘photoshopped’?

Well, not exactly photoshopped, they didn’t have computers those days and certainly not Adobe Photoshop to play with.   We know that women those days were shorter but physically the same as us, so some of the amazingly thin waists look …

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The farthingales of Tudor women’s clothes

In the Tudor time, a distinctive women’s dress was  the farthingale, or verdengale in the English language. It helped to make the waist appear even smaller while also concealing the hips. In Spain, the style was established and it is …

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