this is great!
- I'm thrilled to have stumbled upon this class. I have taken a
history of costume class years ago and am eager for a refresher.
Does anyone know the name of the neckbands (frilly little things)
that women wore turn of the 19th C? I think it was a lady's name...
- --- In CostumeHistoryClass@egroups.com, dprice@t... wrote:
> Does anyone know the name of the neckbands (frilly littlethings)
> that women wore turn of the 19th C? I think it was a lady'sname...
[I also e-mailed this message, but I have a hard time getting
egroups to listen to my e-mails. If the message appears twice, I
The neck ruffle that you are thinking of is called a
'Betsy', named after Queen Elizabeth I. The ruff was a popular
style for both men and women in the
Elizabethan period, worn around the neck and at the wrists. It
was briefly revived in Regency
fashion at the beginning of the 19th century. I
believe, but I can't swear to it, that the betsy was
more popular in the later Regency period, after 1810
or so. You can see examples in the 1976 BBC movie
_Pride and Prejudice_ with Elizabeth Garvie.
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