Women Today Compared With Women Of The 18th Century

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Women vs. Women

Women in the 18th century are similar yet different from the women of today. In the time era of the 1800’s appearance was very essential to women as it is in the present times. Fashion, skin care, and mouth hygiene was and is the three most important forms of appearance and hygiene.

Firstly, Fashion in the 1800’s consisted of high-necked, long sleeve dresses with a corset underneath. A Corset is a lace-up shirt generally bought one or two inches smaller than the woman’ waist size to make the wearer look skinnier. Corsets often were so tight that the woman wearing one would pass out from lack of oxygen. In the 1800’s woman literally died to be thin. Today, woman act the same way; however, the women do not wear corsets, but develop eating disorders or pay for surgery to look more desirably skinnier. Also, they are allowed by law and accepted in the ‘social eye’ to wear pants, dresses, button up shirts, and any other form of clothing they can obtain. Compared to the 1800’s, woman of today have it easier and have more of a choice in fashion, yet act similar becaus...
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