At the corte di Versailles, where personal hygiene was virtually unknown, the regina Maria Antonietta It was the only one to wash, It derivatale healthy habit from childhood Viennese who wanted to keep even in Paris.
The sovereign is then built a beautiful bathroom decorated with painted mirrors with a tub in which he immersed himself every day after scent the water with natural essences.
But do the bathroom naked was unthinkable, too outrageous, and it was better not to provide additional grounds for the usual gossip gossips palace.
To avoid embarrassment, Marie Antoinette wore a “Bath shirt“, or a flannel long tunic to the foot, to bear on him all the time that was left to soak.
We can imagine that it was not the most comfortable, but it was certainly a better solution than to forgo brushing.
Small curiosity: in the tub, the queen is often granted the added luxury of enjoying a cup of hot chocolate. (Photo: laparigidimariantonietta.it)