Posted by Stolzi on October 30, 1997 at 10:14:01:
In response to Actually I Don't Think It So Surprising, written by Cassia on October 29, 1997 at 14:30:24
] that the Victorian Woman is the most physically confidant. Although we find them restrictive, Victorian clothing was an asset to the figures of most women with it profound narrow shouldered, wide hipped pear shape.
Well, but if you ever try to move about and actually have a life in a floor length skirt -- deliver me!
Not to mention corsets.
Also, the mirror wasn't being held up to them as often as it is for 20C women and you only had to worry about being the prettiest girl in town rather than the prettist in the world.
Another also: it wasn't "done" to use makeup. So you went on your unaided assets, but so did all the other women around you.
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