Shave their legs. Powder their noses. Remove their back four molars. You know, the little things we do for beauty.
I'm making a Catherine Parr costume to wear in a historical fashion show this summer, and I keep asking myself, who would wear all this stuff? A fellow model just informed the group that for Victorian ladies, there were up to six layers of underwear. SIX!
Every era has its stories about the lengths women went to look "beautiful", whatever that term meant at the time. I'd love to hear from readers. What do you know/think about women and their quest for beauty? But I guarantee I'll come back to the question in the title: Why?