Re: Putting One's Hair Up
Posted by Marie on September 05, 1997 at 17:07:29:
In response to Putting One's Hair Up, written by Kelley on September 03, 1997 at 00:23:01
] At what age were young ladies allowed to put their hair "up"? Was it when you came out? In the latter part of the 1800s, it was considered a big deal to be able to do so because it signified adulthood. Was this not so important during the Regency? I recall seeing one of the Gardiner's daughters with her hair in a bun, but Margaret wore hers down. Anyone?
It was generally somewhere around 16 years of age. It depended on the society in which you lived (was it a very small town or was it London - London would be earlier). Anyone who reached 20 and did not put her hair up was considered hoydenish. This, of course, did not apply to the poor, who, by all appearances, either rarely put their hair up or hid it all in caps or bonnets.
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