Fashion Doll Fridays: Florence’s Riding Habit

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It’s so humid here, I feel as though I live in a pond, under water, fully dressed. Kinda makes me unhappy. On the flip side, I had a riding habit here. I have to confess I’ve only ridden a horse two times in my life and am sort of scared of them.

They are very large. Also, they always seem to be planning something.

However, riding was a typical and socially acceptable activity in the Victorian era and a good excuse to wear boots with tassels on them. Interestingly enough, riding habits were one of the only things Victorian women bought from tailors, not seamstresses. Partly because of this, they always have obviously masculine influences attached to them- hence the jacket and necktie.

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2 Responses to Fashion Doll Fridays: Florence’s Riding Habit

  1. EK Lei says:

    Nice:)

  2. Marge Schaffer says:

    This is nice, and I leaned something new tonight. It is very interesting that they were purchased from tailors. Thank you.

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