Friday, November 27, 2009


Lauren has an informative post on the hooped petticoats worn in Marie-Antoinette's youth. Paniers made skirts so wide that ladies had to go through doors sideways and curved staircases were constructed because they were easier to navigate. Marie-Antoinette did everything she could to gradually introduce simpler styles that were easier to move around in. Share


Julygirl said...

What we mortals be, and what slaves to fashion! Though not quite as bad as the Chinese foot binding.

Lauren said...

Thanks for the link Elena! I hope you had a lovely holiday!

elena maria vidal said...

Thank you, Lauren, I did!