Posted by Mark on June 26, 1997 at 09:09:01:
In reply to Re: Crossed Legs posted by Mark on June 26, 1997 at 09:02:35
] ] ] Anybody ever notice that none of the actresses in P&P2 crossed their legs? If I'm not incorrect, this was considered unladylike in the extreme. Let's hear it for historical accuracy! It's the little things like that, that get missed.
] ] As for crossing legs, I assume you are not refering to throwing one knee over the other, which even today is not proper. Propriety might perhaps have required crossed ankles, but not crossed legs. My guess is that with long skirts this is much less of an error, than with 20th Century short skirts.
I just re-read what you said and I think you mis-understood me. I was saying that "crossed legs" was considered unlady-like, not un-crossed legs.
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