Posted by P. Bingham on September 15, 1998 at 00:51:17:
In response to thin is good, written by P. Bingham on September 14, 1998 at 13:39:37
[ In the period before it was desireable to be plump, as was the Victorian period proceeding, relatively plump that is. And then after the Victorian era it was once more fashionable to be thin, though this time, as thin and bony as a boy!]
I didn't mean to suggest that the Regency period thin was the same as our turn-of-the-century thin. In the Regency, the chest was desireably plump (and stays were made to make them appear so in the right places ... but Henry can tell you more about that!), whilst, at the end of the 19c, the thin look was thin all over ... and flat (and Henry can tell you about these corsets too which encouraged the flat-chested boy look).
- You overrate my knowledge in this area.... The Mysterious H.C. 05:09:15 9/15/98 (1)
- not too thin... P. Bingham 15:06:05 9/15/98 (0)
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