Posted by Caroline on September 15, 1998 at 10:32:52:
In response to Ideal weight, written by Constanza on September 14, 1998 at 12:31:22
One of the things that vaguely bugs me about Emma2 is that there is a great difference in the 'weights' of Harriet (supposedly a boarder, and not over-indulged) who is slightly plump, and Emma herself, who is supposed to be the 'picture of health' yet is an awful lot skinnier than the 'beauties' drawn and painted in the Regency. (Please don't think I'm knocking Ms Paltrow. I think she's gorgeous. But a bit too thin to be a Regency beauty.)
I think in Regency Times, "thinness" would have more connotations of poverty and hard physical work than they do today. Certainly the drawings displayed on this board right now are of women whom Hollywood would consider "overweight."
- Emma P. Bingham 15:09:08 9/15/98 (0)
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