Thursday, 12 March 2015

historic smocking

When researching how femininity was portrayed through clothing in the Victorian era, I found that smocking was a popular pleating technique used in large Victorian gowns to create an intricate feminine pattern around the neck, waist and chest, in a means of enhancing such feminine parts. However, it was only the rich who could afford to dress like this. Victorian dresses portray a high class, wealthy, classy and sometimes girly feminine exterior. With this small research and pictures, I plan to respond by creating my own sample of smocking because of its historic significance of high class femininity.

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