After the mid 1820s, as waistlines descended, the skirts widened. So did the shoulders and sleeves. Also, hair & hats started going wildly upward and outward. This kind of reminds me of the 1980s: big shoulders & big hair.
Please note the delightful reticule worn with the green dress.
There’s a big difference in how we use history. But we’re equally nuts about it. To us, the everyday details of life in the past are things to talk about, ponder, make fun of -- much in the way normal people talk about their favorite reality show.
We talk about who’s wearing what and who’s sleeping with whom. We try to sort out rumor or myth from fact. We thought there must be at least three other people out there who think history’s fascinating and fun, too. This blog is for them.