Re: Putting One's Hair Up--NA
Posted by Kathy F. on September 15, 1997 at 21:06:31:
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?
Right at the beginning of Northanger Abbey, JA is "introduces" us to Catherine Morland, and she says that CM was a tomboy, but then at age fifteen, she began to put her hair up and dream of balls. Perhaps it was partly the girl's choice, because there is no mention of her mother's encouraging or discouraging her from either activity.
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