Saturday, 28 March 2009
Enough with the hoop skirts, already!
Another gem from Maeve's Unmentionables, which I have fugged before. Oh joy, it's a bell sleeved chemise. Take note: there was no such thing as a bell sleeved chemise! Note also that chemises were undergarments, they were white, they were not made of satin, and no one would have paraded around wearing one with nothing but a waist cincher (modern!) to cover them. And the cloak is crushed velvet. And oh heavens, it's a HOOP SKIRT.
Y'know what I love about the middle ages? No corsets. No infrastructure. No fucking hoop skirts. Way to fuck up the natural fit that made them so attractive.