~ Demorest’s Illustrated Monthly, April 1865"The wonderful flexibility and great comfort and pleasure to any lady wearing the Duplex Elliptic Skirt will be experienced particularly in all crowded assemblies, Opera, Carriage, Railroad Cars, Church Pews, Arm-Chairs, for Promenade and House-Dress, as the Skirt can be folded when in use to occupy a small place as easily and conveniently as a silk or muslin dress."

~ Demorest’s Illustrated Monthly, April 1865

"The wonderful flexibility and great comfort and pleasure to any lady wearing the Duplex Elliptic Skirt will be experienced particularly in all crowded assemblies, Opera, Carriage, Railroad Cars, Church Pews, Arm-Chairs, for Promenade and House-Dress, as the Skirt can be folded when in use to occupy a small place as easily and conveniently as a silk or muslin dress."

treselegant:

‘CRINOLINE FORBIDDEN.’
Cassell’s Family Paper explains how wearing a crinoline can be a health and safety hazard at work., 
1863-4. Note: The crinoline (hoop skirt) was a petticoat made from metal wire and cotton tape. (img source: Musee McCord Museum)
treselegant:
‘CRINOLINE FORBIDDEN.’

Cassell’s Family Paper explains how wearing a crinoline can be a health and safety hazard at work., 1863-4.


Note: The crinoline (hoop skirt) was a petticoat made from metal wire and cotton tape. (img source: Musee McCord Museum)