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Getting Dressed in the 18th Century - Working Women in Summer

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A pair of 18th century women prepare to work in a field making hay. Thanks to support from https://www.loveniplaw.co.uk/ Director/Cinematographer: Nick Loven https://www.instagram.com/crowseyeproductions/ https://www.flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/83a22H Producer/Costumier: Pauline Loven https://www.instagram.com/periodwardrobe/ Women: Liv Free https://www.instagram.com/thelivfree/ Bex Holland https://www.instagram.com/bexcholland Voice-over: Martha Milne https://www.instagram.com/machinequilter/ Location: Kingerby Beck Meadows, Lincolnshire
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ccddle (1 month ago)
It's really cool to know what women may have worn in my line of work way back when.
Altonahk (1 month ago)
Does anyone else watch the ad, get filled up with the desire to comment and discuss, only to realize that nobody else saw the ad? Such disappointment. 1st world problems are a true burden to the soul.
Leaholea (1 month ago)
This is absolutely therapeutic to watch. This whole series is mesmerizing, whether they're getting dressed or not.
Michelle Coppola (2 months ago)
Can you do a special one specifically dedicated to the Schuyler Sisters?
Hoshi Milk (2 months ago)
I’m in love with those amazing HATS
Glass Spires (3 months ago)
What is this style of hat called? I found similar-looking "Bergere" hats, but those seem to be smaller, tied differently, and worn at the back of the head.
Jackie Lusk (3 months ago)
I don’t know why these videos were in my recommended but ok
Doyle and Cousins (5 months ago)
This was really informing and interesting, the only thing does anyone find the sounds of the crickets annoying? Unless it was just my laptop messing up.:) Keep it up!
Ana Diniz (5 months ago)
It seems they would feel very hot wearing that. It would not be hot in England though.
Ruben de Jong (5 months ago)
I'm not gonna lie as a man this is beutiful to watch. I think some things should come back, but modernized.
Kelly Martin (6 months ago)
I wish we still had this slow serenity....but without all the sexism and racism.
Ivy99999 (6 months ago)
Jeez those cicadas are aggresive
Silver (6 months ago)
They might be dressed according to history, but the work is not depicted in an historically accurate way. They look like rich ladies playing commoners at harvest. Which I suppose they in reality are.
Neon Heart (6 months ago)
I wouldn't have lasted in past eras. Out in the sun for more than 5 minutes? Instant sunburn.
Ms Bananabread (7 months ago)
Don't know how I got here, but I like it
SHROQ (7 months ago)
Was this in Britain or Australia? I want to know who was wearing these clothes
Patrick Ashby (7 months ago)
Its in the United Kingdom the Instagram link of the two models is in the description.
Teh Terminator (7 months ago)
Could you guys make some videos about clothing in the 19th century (1800s) as well? That'd be pretty cool
gpgpgpgp1000 (7 months ago)
"Equal rights! Equal rights! Equal rights!" "Victoria, it's time to gather the hay harvest." "Oh...poop!"
Célia Rose (7 months ago)
Beautiful ladies 😍
sugermare katy (7 months ago)
Still so many layers. Why?
Rex Wolfdog (7 months ago)
It's about the same as we have, if you work it out- the shift protects the skin like underwear, but provides no support, so the stays go over the top to support the bust. The layers are thin and breathable, while also protecting against the sun before the days of sun screen lotion. When working in the outdoors and gardening you're also liable to come across stinging nettles and sharp bramble thorns so having longer sleeves or something to cover the legs helps mitigate getting shred to ribbons while berry picking or cutting along the hedge row. In even the intense heatwave we've got now I do all my gardening with jeans and a long sleeve shirt on while I'm tackling our bramble bush, so the layers are about equivolent.
dev0n james (7 months ago)
omg women's oppression
Carol Hand (7 months ago)
Can you do something about when a lot of young girls started working in the linen industry's about the middle of 1800s?
Tracey Monica Mcintyre (7 months ago)
Lovely scenery.
Crystal M (7 months ago)
I love this but I wish the music towards the end was a little lower, like in the beginning. I have problems processing words sometimes and it was hard to hear/understand what was being said when the music got louder
don't girls just chill lol
singergrrl77 (7 months ago)
I’m in love with the education beauty and serenity of this channel. I’m hooked! I love fashion history.
B S (4 months ago)
I love fashion history too!! My favorite is the 18th century
homeiswonderland (7 months ago)
Question: Did they wear anything within their shoes if they forewent stockings?
homeiswonderland (7 months ago)
Pierce Parker (7 months ago)
In 2018, how the summer weather has changed due to the global warming! It is now unbearably hot in Britain!
(1 month ago)
I honestly hate living in this world. I love that we have the privilege of these things but I hate it more. The global warming it causes is unbelievable. I hate how not many people think about it so we can’t change it. I think about it all the time. I hate how even if I try my hardest and do everything I can to stop it, it won’t make a difference. More and more people have to join in if we’re gonna change this world. Our water is running down by the minute, we’re running out of oxygen, we’re losing land, all for the things we want. We don’t NEED internet. We don’t NEED paper. We don’t NEED factories. Why can’t we go back to the way of doing things in the Olden days? It’s so innocent and calm. Making handmade items. Sewing our own clothes. Farming to grow our own food. Instead of eating junk food, grow a farm and grow fruits and vegetables! You can make tons of meals with just a single tomato. It makes my skin itch just thinking about what we’re doing to our earth. Our nature. Our world! What god created for us! Yes I won’t say it’s not nice to have these things, but it’s not worth what it’s doing to us. A single pack of paper, is a whole tree. They say, “For every tree we cut down, we plant 2.” Yeah it sounds good, but think. How long does it take to grow a full sized tree? About 20 years. We’re losing more than we’re gaining. We need to stop this! Everyone who’s reading this needs to try at least a month of using nature provided items. Just try. I hope by you reading this it has opened up your mind and made you realize the difference between today and then. Thank you
skippymagrue (3 months ago)
You used to be able to grow wine grapes in the 12-1300's in northern England.
Brooklyn Barnett (7 months ago)
You should do a "getting drested in the mottern age"
"english summers were only occasionally hot" **me in england literally burning** yeah
Cutiecat luv (2 months ago)
44 degrees and sometimes even more in my country
Neon Heart (6 months ago)
That's a cool winter's day here in Australia...
Space Llama (6 months ago)
Scruffy Wolfdog oh ok that would be around 86 degrees F and up. That’s the same temp for me too. (EDIT) ITS BEEN OVER 100 DEGREES F OVER HERE THATS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO MELT
Rex Wolfdog (7 months ago)
a lot lower than the regular 30 degrees we were getting this last june and july- that's 30 degrees celsius, I don't know exactly what that is in F.
Space Llama (7 months ago)
What’s the average temperature?
Sheila S (7 months ago)
Ha! This English summer isn’t gentle or verdant! We’re being scorched and all the grass is brown. Lovely video.
Rex Wolfdog (7 months ago)
Aye, but pre industrial revolution we hadn't buggered up the countryside and set off global warming just yet- the last 18 years of this millenium have all been within the hottest 19 summers on record- I could do with an 18th century summer right now, that's for sure!
*•. .•* (7 months ago)
It’s gone back now to being a typical English summer lol
Clara Louise (7 months ago)
Sheila S I was going to comment the same thing!
Dream Tiger (8 months ago)
I love history
18thcenturyJewishMom (8 months ago)
There's so much here that's just plain wrong. Here is how 18th century English haymakers actually dressed: https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/stubbs-haymakers-t02256
This was cool and all, but we didn't see the process of getting dressed.
Rex Wolfdog (7 months ago)
technically it's more an amendment to the first video- check the channels videos for 'getting dressed in the 18th century- working women' and you'll see they're wearing the first couple of layers from that :)
Why the video is not longer? 😕
Skyrilla (8 months ago)
Great, I love these insights into the common folks of yester days. :) Very relatable.
Rosi3fish Crawford (8 months ago)
Beautiful video, thank you for bringing history to life. 🙂
pay1370 (8 months ago)
I honestly like the clothes of peasants better looking than that of the higher class
faith moir (12 days ago)
they just remind me of things that hobbits would wear in lotr, and i looove hobbits so!
Ana (6 months ago)
pay1370 Oh my gosh. Yes.
Breonna Plants (6 months ago)
I thought I was the only one!!!
WakeupGrandOwl (6 months ago)
:) I think some people then had the same feelings as now- some people love the glitz and glamour, and others find nothing more attractive than a plain white t-shirt and a pair of blue jeans. I like the natural fibres with their muted tones here.
Roxyeeyee _ (7 months ago)
Me too
Marli Tolosa (8 months ago)
dub2459 (8 months ago)
If you think that's rough men wore just as much...and they had to go to war
Patrick Ashby (7 months ago)
Hi Kelli I assumed by reading your comment that you meant the more restrictive clothing of later times that's why I replied to your comment. I have not worn the attire myself (not being that way inclined) but my wife has and she had only good things to say about how it supported her both bust and back, I have worn soldiers attire from both the Victorian and 18th century and I know which I prefer the 18th century is much more comfortable. And you are right both men and women had to endure pretty grim things in the past its not a competition.
K Lane (7 months ago)
Patrick Ashby Hi! I did some research on corsets and the use of the word. It's origin comes from Old French, meaning "a kind of laced bodice." The word as we know it came into general use in the English language in 1828. It was used in women's fashion at the time to differentiate the lighter bodice from the heavier stays of the period. Today, corset seems to be used interchangeably with the word "stays", coming from the sources I found refering to body shaping garments as a corset. You're correct that women in the 18th century did not wear the same style of corset/stays as the women in the 19th century, which you referred to as whale-boned. In the 1700s, corsets/stays had a primary purpose of raising and shaping the breasts, tightening the midriff, supporting the back, and improving posture. Personally I wouldn't want to wear any kind of stiff clothing, but you know, societal norms. I was responding to the original comment in a matching tone to quickly give some examples why women still had as rough of a (or rougher!) time in the 18th century as men. I don't remember stating that pregnant women in that time period wore corsets/stays; I refered to child birth, which I think most can agree was a painful and sometimes deadly experience (comparable to war maybe?). However I just read about Victorian maternity corsets and am thoroughly horrified.
Patrick Ashby (7 months ago)
No they didn't this was the 18th century women did not wear corsets they wore stays, and as the other video clearly says " in the 18 century stays were to support the bust not to restrict the waist". The restrictive tight whalebone corsets that made breathing difficult came later in the 19th century and only high class women wore then because no one was mad enough to work whilst wearing an item of clothing you can't breath in and they certainly did not wear them during pregnancy.
K Lane (7 months ago)
dub2459 If you think that's rough women wore corsets under all that...and they had to give birth
Jade Hartfuss (8 months ago)
I'd be sweating balls
Moriarty Vivaldi (8 months ago)
Very beautiful and classy.
diva marie (8 months ago)
Love it as always! And the music too
leonajen marcelino (8 months ago)
diva marie
TheJpmuzz (8 months ago)
love the video looking forward to more on the outfit and mannerisms
AM MJ (8 months ago)
I loved this, I do... I love how it was filmed, the cinematography, the voice over... but when those girls went to cut hay they did it with the kind of tenacity you would have for braiding hair. I laughed out loud and thought, "They will never get the hay cut at this rate!" Then I laughed some more when it cut from a few seconds of tender grass cutting to a picnic. I only wish it was that romantic and easy looking. These girls should have looked a sweaty mess with hair sticking to the sides of their faces. Just saying... ;) I grew up around farmers and no one looks that pretty in the field.
Thus Spake Vespasian (4 months ago)
+moonandback Yeah, but if they wanted to write a letter they had to grind their own nib, write it out, blot the ink, organise postage (Cause the postal service didn't exist yet), if they wanted to be a little warmer they had to put a log on the fire and maybe stir the embers, if they wanted to go somewhere they had to saddle and ride a horse or walk, also those pampered nobility also spent huge amounts of time managing their estates and businesses in a time before computers, that's a lot of writing, double checking, comparing notes, and filing you have to do, the idea that the pampered elite just did nothing but lounge about is a complete and utter fantasy cooked up by people who have never had to manage people in their lives. Compared to them, our lives are bloody easy, with our air-conditioning, cars, and flushing toilets, to people who thought eating a t-bone steak was an extreme luxury we're like gods.
moonandback (4 months ago)
+Thus Spake Vespasian well not true. The most pampered people in the past, that is the nobility, had people waiting on them hand and foot, didn't even get dressed on their own, had no jobs other than entertaining and partying.
Chocolate Chip (7 months ago)
It's a video about their clothes, not about the process of cutting hay.
Amy Lorenzo (7 months ago)
Thus Spake Vespasian a well off farmer would’ve had all male 20-30 year old staff to get it done but for a lot of small farmers, their families were the only ones around to get it done. Life on farms even today involve hard work whether your man woman old or young. You do what you gotta do.
Walrus Latte (7 months ago)
The22726, exactly, I don't know why using a scythe would be any different than using a washing dolly or beating a rug.
Vanity Marks (8 months ago)
I love these videos, especially the narrator. I have a voice crush :3
SoCalExile (8 months ago)
They didn't use scythes back then?
mungbean345 (8 months ago)
I think it depends on what size and material the scythe is made from (and also how sharp the blade is). We used to have two: a modern-ish slightly more ergonomic aluminum one that was a bit shorter and lighter, and a much older wooden handled working antique one. It seemed like with a heavier one, the weight of it gave you more momentum to finish swinging a bigger arc. While the lighter one may have seemed easier to swing, it took a little more force to cut the same amount of hay. It was always a trade off.
SoCalExile (8 months ago)
Scythes are pretty light. I have one :) If you're getting worn out, something's not right.
Madam Questing (8 months ago)
They are ridiculously heavy. Faster, yes, but they wear you out so fast.
Your Sugar Mommy (8 months ago)
A sickle and a scythe is basically the same thing. Both have curved blades but one is longer than the other. I feel like scythes would be easier to use because you're not bending over for the whole day :/
Torag55 (8 months ago)
They just said the women used scythes back then for haymaking at around 0:48
sophie (8 months ago)
beautiful as always! and is that vivaldi's 'summer' in the background? how apropos haha
Magdalena Warburton (8 months ago)
What an awesome video! Seeing this channel on my feed is always lovely 😊
Tetta Volante (8 months ago)
This makes me feel so nostalgic
sweetokiddo (8 months ago)
Tetta Volante ah yes, i miss having no rights
Leah McGregor (8 months ago)
ah the good old days. i miss being a slave.
Jessica (8 months ago)
Lol ah yes I miss the good old days
Tetta Volante did you live in the 1700s because nostalgia means longing for a time in your own past
Hartsikasvo (8 months ago)
Oh your videos are always so nice, love the costumes, and the voiceover!
L. J. Antares (8 months ago)
loved it! thank you!
SunflowerTheBunBunBunny (8 months ago)
First! Hi!

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