Nov 1, 2010

Corsets and soaps

I love to read posts from Autumn Cottage Diarist. There are always gorgous photos of English and French countrysides and off the beat topics from Sylvan's travel and old books she collected.

For example in Oh Those Corsets, she features some excellent illustrations from an old book The Young Ladies' Journal (1886).

I feel so blessed we don't have to dress like this any more. Are tight dresses and trousers your things?

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  1. I'm so grateful to live now--although I LOVE how some of the old clothes look--then I remember the hems were covered in horse...leavings.

  2. LOL, yes, that can be a problem with long dresses.

  3. Comfort is my thing now. When I was growing up, young girls wore girdles. Nothing was supposed to move. Thank goddess times have changed.

  4. Would not want to have to wear those dresses, but they are wonderful to look at. I sometimes watch From Larkrise to Candleford (I think that's how it's spelled) and like seeing the clothes they wear, both the ones who have money and the characters who don't.

  5. Doesn't look very comfortable. Tight clothes are not for me ... then I'll rather be naked >:)

    Cold As Heaven

  6. LOL, I've this picture of a naked man shivering in deep snow now.


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