Posted by Rita on June 26, 1997 at 13:02:08:
In reply to Re: Crossed Legs posted by Ann on June 26, 1997 at 00:48:09
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.
Ann is quite right, crossed legs might seem appropriate for short dresses- but genteel society only accepts longer dresses or the legs covered altogether(depending on the culture).
Legs crossed at the knee/thigh is not considered the right manner, even today.
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