19th Century Fashions, Crinolines and the Call of Nature

19th Century Fashions, Crinolines and the Call of Nature

Before he 19th century, most women just wore nothing beneath their chemises.  The no knickers thing was not as scandalous as you might think, dresses were long and worn with many layers of petticoats and underskirts that varied with fashions but also provided modesty. By the time the huge, mid-19th century crinolines showed up on…