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    John Dunton
    , (1659–1733) English writer, bookseller and pamphleteer.

    The English writer John Dunton at the age of 23 must have been greatly offended at the style of dress in his day, if the title of his book can be taken as a guide :

    ''England's Vanity, or the Voice of God against the Monstrous Sin of Pride and Dress in Apparel; wherein Naked Breasts and Shoulders, Antick and Fantastick Garbs, Patches and Painting, Long Perriwigs, Towers, Bulls, Shades, Curling and Crisping with a hundred more Fooleries of both sexes, are condemned as notoriously unlawful, with pertinent Addresses to the Court, Nobility, Gentry, City and Country, directed especially to the Professors of London." By John Dunton, 1683.

    The above book evidently had its origin in the Act of Parliament of 1670 - "That all women of whatever age, rank, profession or degree, whether virgins, maids or widows that shall from and after such act, impose upon, seduce, and betray into matrimony any of His Majesty's male subjects, by the scents, paints, cosmetic washes, artificial teeth, false hair, Spanish wool, iron stays, hoops, high-heeled shoes, etc., shall incur the penalty of the law now in force against witchcraft and the like misdemeanors, and that the Marriages, upon conviction, shall stand null and void."

    What a prude.......... These are examples of 17th Century fashion that show too much cleavage, shoulders and face-paint for John:


    Frances Stewart - England's King Charles II's Mistress (1665)

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    Barbara Palmer - England's King Charles II's Mistress (1668)

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    Lady Anne Hyde, Duchess of York (1669)

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    The Duke and Duchess of Lauderdale (1667)

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    Johnny would collapse of heart failure if he could see into the future of English fashion and feast his peepers on Keeley Hazell:


    Keeley Rebecca M. Hazell (born 18 September 1986
    at Lewisham, London, England)
    English actress and glamor model


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    Last edited by Wingfoot; October 28th, 2010 at 06:59 AM.

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    Default Re: That's NOT Appropriate for the 17th Century Woman

    Oh. Dear. God. That is amazing.
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