MyDaily have been exploring the weird and wonderful world of 19th century fashion patents to see how the inventors of yesteryear tackled wardrobe malfunctions and troublesome togs.
Amongst our discoveries were (possibly) the world's first slanket, some kind of awesome bath gown, an innovation in the field of muff tassels and a pair of excellent pantaloons-stretchers...
Just click on the gallery above to discover the solutions to problems you never knew we had:
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