In her shoes: How hiding her ankles led to more colorful expression

In her shoes: How hiding her ankles led to more colorful expression

During the mid-19th century, ladies’ style of dress began to change. Hoop skirts replaced the layered petticoats of previous years, allowing a woman to still fill out her full skirt but be much cooler and less weighted down with material. However, the new skirts posed a problem for the modest Victorian woman: should there be …

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