December 19th, 2006

one true era

I would think that would make a little girl more fragile..

In the 1830's, the corset was thought of as a medical necessity. It was believed that a woman was very fragile, and needed assistance from some form of stay to hold her up. Even girls as young as three or four were laced up into bodices.

And... wow. I'm gonna have to find the dvd of this show. ;)
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