Victorian Fashion: Unmentionables, Cat’s Pajamas and Nightwear

Victorian Fashion: Unmentionables, Cat’s Pajamas and Nightwear

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I love the euphemism unmentionables. I love the irony of the word. After all, once said, they are mentionable. Imaginations must have been stirred by the mere mention of unmentionables. But beyond the intimate world of  private conversation, unmentionables were described and depicted in the public sphere – in catalogs, journals and magazines. The boom in popular magazines for homemakers, you…

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