(Closed) Imagine wearing this!

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I love the idea of a corse giving you a nice waist but I’m breathless while thinking about it, so no thank you.

Post # 3
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1542 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I love the idea of a corse giving you a nice waist but I’m breathless while thinking about it, so no thank you.

Post # 4
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520 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I know I could never imagine wearing a corset…look how tiny those waists are! I mean, I’m all for sucking it in but I’d like to have my lungs back, k, thanks. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m slightly obsessed with past eras, and I corsetry/binding. I thinkg it looks awfully romantic and very put together, but they can cause permenant internal injury when worn too tightly. Plus, I think putting on pantyhose can be such a hassle, I can’t imagine lacing up every day! LOL. I do love long skirts and wear them frequently, however. I could totally have been Laura Ingalls’ best friend 🙂

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I loooove corsets. My favorite one right now is my velvet corset. I would love to have a large collection but good ones are really expensive.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

It would be a dream come true. 

Post # 8
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8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

As a horseback rider, I have NO idea how I’d ride (even side saddle) in that restrictive getup. You’d have to be riding a super docile horse, although I guess your back would stay really straight.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m a nurse and I would DIE if I had to wear something so restrictive with all the bending down and moving around we have to do at work., not to mention how hot it would get. I do like the dressy clothes tho…

Post # 10
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106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

And remember, only the very well to do had more than 2 sets of clothes!! so your in the same dress every. single. day.

Post # 11
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8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Ms.VW: That must have smelled…. lovely. Especially in the summer.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

i swoon over that victorian and edwardian stuff.  i actually have a set of late 1870s victorian/natural form patterns that i haven’t made anything with yet, but OMG the stuff is so pretty! (granted, i won’t be lacing my corset up quite that tight.  lol.)

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

I agree that this stuff is so neat, but imagining putting it on every day is pretty insane. It would take a good thirty minutes just to get dressed! They say beauty is pain, but it was taken a little too literally back then.

I’m a fan of the Roarin’ Twenties myself. The world was a better place for ladies once they really started to realize they didn’t have to conform to the fashion/societal norms of the day.

Ha ha I’ve always thought that was a cute picture. 🙂

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m glad we get to wear jeans and tank tops these days… but!  I do wish we (as a culture) got dressed up more.  Fiance took me to see The Nutcracker last month and I was so bummed to see girls in leggings and uggs, even sweatshirts. I’m only 29, but when my mom took me and my friend to the ballet when we were little, we got all decked out with our patent leather maryjanes and velvet dresses.  And I love looking at pictures of my grandmothers in the 40s and 50s when they’d get allllll decked out for holidays and parties.  We’re definitely in a less elegant time… pros and cons.

On that note, here’s my great-grandmothers wedding photo, circa 1928:  check out that headpiece thing!!!

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee

is it bad that i look at those picture and think how much i wish i had clothes like that? i loooove historical clothing and costuming. not that i’d like my corset super tight, but i wish it were more acceptable to wear stuff like this today, or that clothes like these were more avaliable.

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