And if the undergarments tell a whole story, the costumes as worn in the intimacy of one’s home explain the dress code that ladies followed in their homes: rules that are usually applicable to the wealthier classes, where social calls and other obligations meant changes of attire throughout the day.
Online exhibition: Cândida Caldeira
Photos: © DGPC/ADF; © DGPC/MNTraje
PORTUGAL. Museu Nacional do Traje - [Texts Permanent exhibition - Costume in Portugal. From the XVIII century to the present day.], 2011.
Collection: National Costume Museum in Portugal
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