In a recent piece for T magazine, Suzy Menkes heralds the end of what she calls a "decade of slut style," and a return to modesty on the runways. Yeah, we had a thing or two to say about that. But if history is any indication, provocative fashion is nothing new and not going anywhere anytime soon. Click through to read our brief account of fashion's most revealing moments through the ages. What got people riled up sometimes just a glimpse of ankle —and what didn't a whole lotta cleavage in the s —might surprise you. Of course, Puritanical types eschewed these styles, and by the Victorian era, it was deemed inappropriate for women to flaunt their bosoms.
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5 Things Victorian Women Didn’t Do (Much) - HISTORY
People lived to an average age of just 40 in 19th-century England, but that number is deceiving. Certainly, infants and children died of disease, malnutrition and mishaps at much higher rates than they do today. But if a girl managed to survive to adulthood, her chance of living to a ripe old age of 50, 60, 70 or even older was quite good. These odds only increased as the century progressed and improvements in sanitation, nutrition and medical care lengthened Victorian lifespans. At the end of the 18th century, the average age of first marriage was 28 years old for men and 26 years old for women.
The Massive, Overlooked Role of Female Slave Owners
But fewer probably know that it was his wife, Martha , who dramatically increased the enslaved population there. When they wed in , George may have owned around 18 people. Martha, one of the richest women in Virginia, owned The high number of people Martha Washington owned is unusual, but the fact that she owned them is not. Stephanie E.
Few people misunderstood those now infamous words, leaked just weeks before the presidential election. Pussy is a strange word. No one. Perhaps worse, the word can be used as a slur against effeminate or cowardly men.