I don't care if this was made out of superior Satteen Twill and real Whalebone. That French hands lovingly stitched every seam. Or that their price and value can't be beat.
You couldn't get me into one if you tried.
Don't care how fashionable it was either.
I'm not very fashionable in this era I doubt I would I have been then.
Don't believe me? I'll prove it to you.
I wear high top Converse shoes with dress pants to work. I've even been known to wear my pink plaid Converse to work. I love my pink plaid ones.
I don't wear pantyhose ever! Hello! It's Phoenix. It's like broiling hot here!
I'm very into comfort. And I'm lazy.
Working this hard to just leave the house wouldn't really work for me.
Every woman wore one.
Not me! Would I jump off a bridge if everyone else was doing it?
Sure, back in high school we'd get all liquored up and jump off the Flaming Geyser Bridge. (a bridge across the Green River near our house in Auburn, Washington. Thought I'd give some context).
But, then we'd do all kinds of crazy ass things back then. (stories for another time. No, I'm not worried about my kids reading about them. They already know about most of my misspent youth.)
Or that you weren't completely dressed without one.
Still wouldn't wear it!
(okay, people this is probably more information than you wanted)
I'm not really big into bras and undies ( Not big on the word panties either Anna).
Sometimes I forget all about them when I get dressed in the morning. Or at least the undies part. Bras are another story. It's the whole structure/foundation/age thing. Gravity is not always our friend.
Come on ladies! Fess up. These things just looked brutal.
Would you have squeezed yourself into one?
Would you have bowed to fashion?
A big sorry to all of you guys and maybe some gals who can't or weren't really able to relate to this subject.
Here's some Civil War battle sketches.