And You’d Walk Through a Door, How?

A silk dress from c.1750 England.

Source: [The Costume Institute: Metropolitan Museum of Art]

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14 Responses to And You’d Walk Through a Door, How?

  1. Ancientfoods says:

    Very big doors! Then again what could you hide underneath that skirt? Love the post?

  2. itwasjudith says:

    sideway? at least they didn’t have to worry about fat rolls showing under that dress….

  3. Gypsy Bev says:

    The dress would be beautiful without the hoop. You could hide an entire family of children under there…or a forbidden suitor! Our Dickens Victorian Village is luckily a slightly later era where they did away with the hoops under the skirts.

    • I just can’t imagine how hot this entire dress must have been for the poor person wearing it! Once you count in the underclothes, frame, petticoat and silk dress…oh my goodness it must have been stifling. How do the actors in the village survive in even their sans hoops dresses?

      • Gypsy Bev says:

        The ladies at Dickens Victorian Village are somewhat fortunate because our main season is November/December. But the long dresses, hats, and capes sometimes cause a bit of difficulty even then, especially on a windy day here in Ohio where the winter is rather cold.

  4. tkmorin says:

    This is hilarious!! Thank you so much!! 🙂

  5. Thanks for liking my post. Can you imagine having to wear this dress everyday??? You wouldn’t have to dust ever..just walk around and get the dusting done..LOL..Have a blessed day! Queen Of Hearts

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