684Back from Rochester
- May 31, 2008I have literally speaking just got back from a lovely day at
Rochester. I have both photos and some videoclips. I will post a link
later to YouTube so you can watch. I guess most people would say the
the costumed visitors were great. I do admire them but when you are
going to such a length to create your costume why not do it correct?
Too few petticoats made the hoops shine through. Too flexible hoops
made the skirt collapse. No corsets. The bodice in most cases were
loose fitting. It was competition about the day-dress today. Tomorrow
14.45 is it evening-wear. I am very tempted to go but it takes me 2
hours in each direction.
During my journey home I was thinking about travelling in a huge
skirt. People today claims our society is not designed for hoopskirts
and 'huge skirts'. To be honest. Was that the case by the end of the
1850s? The trains were not larger and followed the fashion. Most
Victorian houses are not very large. I believe anything goes if you
really want? Is it high fashion it will work!
Here is a link for Rochester Dickens Festival