I happen to agree with you. But our modern society is so anti-bum and
anti-large that I think very few women will be able to get far enough
outside of the "fashion model/anorexic chic" mindset to contemplate
adding padding to their hips.
I know I've been flatly refused when I suggest I make them a bum roll
in the name of authenticity.
--- In SCA-Garb@yahoogroups.com, azelana@... wrote:
> In my opinion -- and it is just that, an opinion -- larger women get
> more benefit from a bumroll. It's all about creating an illusion.
they simply made their waists look smaller by padding out
> their hips with a bumroll and their shoulders with picadils (AKA
> rowles. It's the contrast between the circumference of the waist and
> circumference of the hips that makes ya look thin and hourglass-y.