Types of Narrowness...
Posted by The Mysterious H.C. on August 27, 1998 at 10:14:58:
In response to Original Thin, written by Bob Whitworth on August 27, 1998 at 01:07:16
] I have most of the original prints from George Cruikshank's Fashionable "Monstrosities" series (1816-1826), which visually lampoons the fashion "dandies" of the period, and some of the waists on the woman figures are almonst non-existant--the size of a belt buckle --and no more. Cruikshank was exaggerating, of course, but there had to be a basis for the illustrations. If I had my website finished I'd post them here; they're fun to look at.
Thanks Bob, but it's narrowness at the knees or hem that inhibits movement -- narrowness at the waist only inhibits breathing! (Anyway, by 1826a kind of recorseting had set in...)
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