These look so authentic! I especially like the picture of the new and the old together! Hoop skirt, and shorts with flip flops. Scarlett would turn over in her grave. I have to think these poor ladies must have sweltered in these clothes in Florida! Hope they stashed mini fans in their bras.
I love those long dresses, I would never shave my legs again! A trip back in time when we needed each other! Times have changed! Great photos Sandy!
You look beautiful in all the long dress...
Reminds of of crinolines in the 50s.
Can you imagine how impractical those outfits were!
Oh my word I'm with you no shawls, or hats. I could wear the long skirt as long as I didn't have to wear a crinoline under it. I recall wearing stiff slips under my dresses as a child. LOLHugs Cecilia
i'd have rebelled and been called a man for wearing pants.
Hello, Sandra! Great series! I love the clothes but, I could never have worn them. Too hot! Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!
I enjoy these events. Great photos especially of the one with the lady wearing T-shirt shorts and the lady in the crinoline. How fashions have changed! I'm more comfortable wearing jeans, but I like to wear a skirt and tights sometimes and somehow feel more dressed up. Just as well the weather is dry where you are. It would not be much fun wearing those long skirts and walking through a muddy field.
Hoops aren't as bad as petticoats -- they hold the fabric away from your skin and let air circulate a little! Momma does Ren faires where she has to wear a gazillion layers too. It gives her a lot of appreciation for jeans and t-shirts.
Hello Sandra!:) More great Civil War enactment photos. They certainly look the part, but I agree with you about those cumbersome skirts, and have you thought about all the dirty hemlines!
Again these reenactments would be fun to see. I use to think it would be so glamourous to have lived during that era as the dresses were gorgeous. Of course they weighed a ton and you had to be sucked into tight stays that I'm sure weren't comfortable and the average age of a Southern Woman was 35 so I guess it wasn't that glamorous of a time.
I would be so uncomfortable in those clothes! I only like loose comfy sun dresses. :) great pics!
I have always loved the look of the way they dressed back then. However, I doubt that I would love it quite so much if I had to wear it every day
I have a long house coat and I trip over it! lol Can't imagine wearing some of this stuff. I do love your photos.
When I saw the first photo, before reading what you had to say, I was thinking boy I am glad I don't have to wear those close...and I bet Sandra is, too. (I was thinking where you live is worse than where I live,) Great photos, BTW.
Beautiful costumes! You got some great shots of them too. I often wonder how women could stand wearing clothes like that, especially in the heat.
What a fun event to see! I'm like you and I sure wouldn't want to have to wear all that garb in the hot, humid summers we have. I'd croak. lol! And just imagine doing the laundry!
Grandpa always said, What keeps you warm will keep you cool. I never quite believed him. His claim was the evaporation of sweat would keep you cooler than taking a shirt off.Great pictures.
I can't imagine wearing so many layers, especially not in the Florida heat!!
I love reenactments but always thought it would be more fun to play the guy part. I mean they've got the cool uniforms (especially the generals) and guns. Who wants to wear a long, hot dress! We were at the 135th anniversary (reenactment) of the Battle of Gettysburg. It was amazing!
I know, right? I was always obsessing about their lack of central air conditioning and if they didn't suffer from the dreaded "B.O."... and how'd they keep those pinafores looking so fresh and ironed? Nope, I wouldn't have wanted to live there n' then.
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