There Was One Accessory Worn By Women In The 1900s That Made Men Quake With Fear

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At the turn of the 20th century, Edwardian ladies, particularly upper-class ones, had a very specific look. Starting with an enormous, flamboyantly decorated hat, it also combined a corset, huge bloomers, a blouse with gigantic, puffy sleeves and a floor-length skirt. But aside from the dangers of big shoulders, women wore one accessory that was a real sticking point, scaring men witless.

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Just as today, in the early 1900s fashion was a serious business. For the upper classes, getting dressed involved the help of at least one other person, and oftentimes, donning up to four outfits a day. Think Downton Abbey glam, but with less plastic. From day outfits, to tea dresses and elaborate evening gowns, clothes definitely made the woman.

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