|Puck Valentine's Day edition 1914|
Their narrow skirts made them seem like much smaller targets than they'd been some years before. A century earlier, women of the Regency seemed half-naked in their light muslins, compared to their mothers or grandmothers in the previous century's double-wide skirts. For more on the topic of changing fashions, I recommend you click on the "historic dress" label at Two Nerdy History Girls, the blog I share with Isabella Bradford/Susan Holloway Scot.
|Lina Calvieri c. 1914|
Whatever your fashion choices, I hope yours is a very sweet Valentine's Day.
Both illustrations are courtesy Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.