The period 1714-1830 encompasses the Georgian era, which also includes the Regency period. Both men & women wore tall powdered wigs with flamboyant costumes of silks, brocades & velvets. Powdered white faces were also fashionable along with black beauty patches, they were in fact used to cover unhealthy 'pock' marks on the skin. Although stockings & several layers of petticoats were worn undergarments were not. By 1770, hairstyles worn close to the head giving a 'small' appearance became en-vogue. Like their costumes footwear were lavishly decorated with buckles & bows & red heels were worn by the privileged classes only.

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