Long Skirts, Parasols, & Style

Have you ever loved a different era of clothes so much it actually influences your daily Victorian knitterclothing?  For me it is the Victorian era, whether British or American.  I especially love the long skirts.  My Mom tried very hard to put me into the fashions of the time when I was growing up, but I always preferred the long skirts for a couple of reasons:  1) long skirts aren’t as cool, or hot, as short ones; and 2) they hide scars and not-the-best-features of legs very well.  No, I was not, and am not ashamed of my scars, but I prefer a person to see as much of me as possible instead of the wheelchair, scars, or anything else.

Now  I am 54 years old and have come to the conclusion my long skirts are just fine, and if I want to incorporate anything else of the Victorian time I see no reason why I shouldn’t.  So, I am planning on getting a couple of parasols for spring and summer, and am quite happy with the decision.  I just wish parasols, real ones, weren’t so expensive.  This does encourage me to sew more to make other accessories.

I am not going to go so far as to wear bustles and hoops – these would be extremely uncomfortable in a wheelchair – but, I am going to let my style be what I have always wanted, but never had the guts to do…until now.


About Henrietta Handy

I am a Kentucky mountain girl far from home, perhaps far from the girl years. I am an aspiring writer with a wonderful husband who puts up with this writing and reading addiction I have. He also puts up with all of the yarn and knitting. I have four canine children and a ton of friends I love dearly. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 2 1/2 and have still managed to have a good life despite all the pain. So, I invite you to join me in this journey and just possibly have fun along the way.
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6 Responses to Long Skirts, Parasols, & Style

  1. Brian Bixby says:

    I was wondering about the bustles. 😉

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  2. Self-empowerment is a great thing. It’s great that you are making the choice to do what pleases you.


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