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  • Ann Catelli
    ... There have been three hoop skirted periods, the sixteenth century, the eighteenth century, and the nineteenth century. They each solved differently the
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      --- Adele de Maisieres <ladyadele@...>
      wrote:

      > Angela Yau wrote:
      >
      > >I have read that spring crinolines or hoopskirts
      > were invented in 1854
      > >allowing women to wear fewer petticoats than
      > before. I know that
      > >Elizabethans wore hoopskirts or farthingales made
      > from either stiff
      > >rope or reeds to hold the shape of the skirts. Why
      > was this method
      > >not continued in the 1800's?
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      > Um... because it had gone out of style 200 years
      > earlier and everyone
      > had forgotten about it?
      >
      > --
      > Adele de Maisieres

      There have been three hoop skirted periods, the
      sixteenth century, the eighteenth century, and the
      nineteenth century.
      They each solved differently the problem of stiffened
      petticoats/skirts to hold dress skirts out and away
      from the body and legs.
      The shapes, proportions, materials all changed.

      Probably the simplest source to see this information
      is Norah Waugh's classic Corsets and Crinolines.

      Ann in CT


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