Both men and women of the 18th century should have looked as
young as possible. Men did not wear beards and mustaches. White and rosy faces. They put little wigs on their heads with hair gathered in small tails or knots.
Women pulled the waist with corsets as much as possible, also at this time small breasts were considered beautiful. There were even special tablets that women put under the bodice of the dress with the aim of reducing the chest. Faces whitened and blushed, eyes and lips stood out. As before, in the 17th century, artificial fly moles were worn.
By the way, in the XVII century, in the French court, on the contrary, lush female forms were valued – lush breasts, rounded hips, but the waist was thin. Century XVII can be called the time when a mature woman was considered the standard of beauty, century XVIII is the opposite, now the young girl is the ideal of beauty.
The same thing happened with the colors of the clothes. If in the 17th century saturated dark blue and red prevailed, in the 18th century both men’s and women’s suits were sewn from fabrics of pastel shades. And this is the second principle of the fashion of the XVIII century – your clothes should be the most delicate colors: salad, white, pink, blue. Blue and pink were Rococo’s favorite colors.