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I’d make a Napoleon joke, but, alas, his remarkably short stature is just a myth.#Anonymous #although you actually are the same height as my aunt #I always feel like a giant when I stand next to her #correspondence
I think this is what you mean? They do appear to be holding up the petticoat, although she refers to them as garter straps, so I believe that is what they are doing, and the petticoat gets caught up in them. They look long enough so that they wouldn’t hinder her walking—although I suppose if she paired it with a hobble skirt, that wouldn’t matter anyway, haha.#lanahgrace #historical fashion #correspondence