Posted by Ayelet on September 07, 1998 at 01:44:18:
In response to dress, written by Olivia Ann on September 04, 1998 at 11:50:40
] As a fifteen-year old, I thought it would be appropriate to jump in with my opinion. :) I love the old-fashioned dresses and am just dying to wear some Regency-style ones like those worn in the JA movies; however, this would be only nice for a special occasion. For everyday, the old-fashioned mode of dress would be horribly impractical, unless we simply went back in time and changed all our normal activities! This might be fun for a little while, but I believe I would prefer to stay right in this time because, after all, it's what I'm used to!
I agree with you 100% And being the hopeless fan I am I have to qoute "Buffy the Vampire Slayer":
Buffy: "It must've been nice, going to a ball with a lovely dress, and servants, and carriges, and yet more dresses"
Willow: "But I think I prefer being able to vote"
The lovely clothes and and women's inability to live "Like a human creature" go together. Do you know why the Victorian women fainted so much? They couldn't get enough oxygen wearing these corsets. And there's the perfecly logical explanation for the delicacy of the "fragile flowers" victorian women.
A major part in the sufferage and women's liberation was getting rid of those clothes, remember the bloomers? The Victorian dress was planned for the sole purpose of beauty, practicality or comform weren't even considered, because women weren't supposed to DO anything. The idea that women can and should do whatever they want also meant they had to wear more comfortable clothes. You can't have everything, and I don't know about you guys, but I'll take freedom instead of a corset anytime.
- On the whole I agree but Constanza 10:44:41 9/07/98 (2)
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