In Vermont in the 1700s, women did not wear underpants. Neither did men.
And no kilts involved!
In addition, women did not wear bras. … Neither did men.
Women wore a gown. Their gown was what we would call a dress, but they called it a gown. Under their gown, they wore a shift and possibly a corset. The shift resembled a cotton nightgown. Women also slept in their shift. During the day, they often wore an apron to protect their gown.
Men wore a shirt during the day and slept in the same shirt at night.
These dressing habits were not limited to Vermont.
All in all, the 1700s were very exiting times!
Laura Davies Tilley
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