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ncmountaingirl asked: Can you explain the difference between an afternoon dress and a walking dress? And in the early part of the 19th century, what was the "normal" number of times each day that someone would be required to change clothes?
An afternoon dress was quite similar to a day dress; however, they were also worn for afternoon visits to others. A walking dress would have a shorter length so it wouldn’t impede its purpose of walking, and it was meant to be seen by others in much the same way as a promenade dress.
“Normal” is very subjective to time period and class. I would say that the common lady never changed her dress throughout the day, the average, wealthier lady changed once (from a day dress into a dinner dress), and the most fashionable and extravagant lady could have changed up to four or five times.