"Proper behavior" & low-cut gowns
Posted by Claudia on October 26, 1997 at 02:47:32:
I'm sure this must have been discussed somewhere, but what doesn't make sense to me is how there were so many strict rules during this time period regarding proper behavior between men and women, e.g., no letter writing, no touching except for dancing and helping a woman into a carriage, little or no kissing until marriage, and yet those gowns are so low cut. Something is wrong with this picture. That it is "fashion" doesn't quite cut it with me. I'm not quite sure how to reconcile these two contrasting ideas.
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