On the whole I agree but
Posted by Constanza on September 07, 1998 at 10:44:41:
In response to Absolutley, written by Ayelet on September 07, 1998 at 01:44:18
] 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.
Actually, Iv'e read several posts in L&T board from women that had dressed in period custums and they said that corsets are comfortable. I believe that only those of the early century were a health-hazard.
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..
Yet, this is also true of these times. Take "jeans" for instance. In these parts they are worn very tight, specially by teenagers. Add a very low waist and you'll find nothing so uncomfortable. You cannot even sit down with those things on. When I was a teenager, many of my friends had to lie down in order to zip up their pants, and they did that as a matter of course. Then, what about high-heels? OK, one looks better in them, but they are really uncomfortable. And the same with miniskirts. And what about make-up? I know some women that spend one hour of every day getting ready to go out...to work. And they do that for beauty's sake.
I won't deny that clothes are more comfortable now, that I think that we still sacrifice comfort for appearance
- It's different, though.. Ayelet 09:35:44 9/09/98 (1)
- I acknowledge defeat! :-D *nfm* Constanza 14:57:42 9/11/98 (0)
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