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 have returned home to the mountains. No more am I "a mountain-girl far from home." Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 2 1/2, I understand pain, fatigue, laughter, joy, and love all while on crutches and in wheelchairs. This blog is just about me, mostly the writing side, but there are forays into so many different topics. I am married to a wonderful husband who puts up with my writing, knitting, yarn, with the love of a saint. We have fur babies, and one cat who rules us all.
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6 Responses to Long Skirts, Parasols, & Style

  1. Brian Bixby says:

    I was wondering about the bustles. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  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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