Crinoline

Everyday Life, Fashion

Crinolines šŸ’ƒ were hugely popular in the second half of the 19th century, since their fairly light construction allowed women to play with fashion and big dress shapes without the need to carry the weight of several petticoats (as it was done earlier). This vast popularity of crinolines among women of all classes led to coining the word ‘crinolinemania’ and numerous caricatures in the media.

And while there were some hazardsĀ šŸ˜±Ā connected with wearing crinolines, especially in factories or near an open fireĀ šŸ”„, they were definitely great at providing some personal spaceĀ šŸ˜Ž