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Re: Queen Victoria's bloomers...
« Reply #390 on: July 30, 2008, 10:30:02 PM »
Oh, yipee...Heck I'm going for the big prize...I've always wondered how her tent awing thing would look in my backyard...complete with servants (to go with my once a month maid service) and tea sets.

I can just hear the old gal..."We are not amused"

I wonder if Queen Elizabeth knows her great-great grandmama's "unmentionables" are being sold to the highest bidder. It is just to goofy to fathom.

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Actually, I'm not particularly amused myself by the woman parading around in them - was that really necessary, I wonder? 

I have no objection to them being available for sale but I think there are some people who have forgotten about the dignity of the lady who was Queen Victoria...and that that style of underwear was worn by all women of the time, not just her. 

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« Reply #391 on: July 30, 2008, 11:15:46 PM »
I have to agree with Grace. They are more appropriate in  museums that have clothing /costume sections. But, this is it now- highest bidder.

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« Reply #392 on: July 31, 2008, 12:08:48 AM »
geeze...does she have to parade around in them like its funny?
i agree with the fact they should be in a musuem and not people houses..
honestly...waht is that lady going to do with them...besides ....wear them for amusement?

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« Reply #393 on: July 31, 2008, 05:40:07 AM »
So,  ..... "we are not amused" eh?

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Re: Queen Victoria's bloomers...
« Reply #394 on: July 31, 2008, 08:50:06 AM »
I'm amused - vastly - and mainly by the scale of these garments!!! 66" bust and 50" waist - dear god, she wasn't even 5ft tall!

I'm also vastly amused by the fact that the drawers have separate legs and thus are open at the crutch, a common characteristic of such garments. 

Somehow though I can't see Ann Summers running a line of them........
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« Reply #395 on: July 31, 2008, 10:55:35 AM »
I didn't want to admit I was beaten out on the bloomers and the chemise. My auction skills are atrocious. However, I did fancy the lovely nightgown. Again...outbid...:-)

I did happen to see Emeraldeyes and Laura Mabee trying to out bid each other of the chemise     :-X


Louise

Alas, I was unsuccessful...

So,  ..... "we are not amused" eh?

lol...

the drawers... are open at the crutch...

Albert would have liked that...



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« Reply #396 on: July 31, 2008, 11:42:03 AM »
Albert was long gone by the time she got THAT size. But, not to get too graphic, that was the norm- open crotch in those days. Think about it, all those petticoats, skirts, what a hassle to do some basic human functions.

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Re: Queen Victoria & Prince Albert--Photos and Information
« Reply #398 on: March 16, 2009, 03:54:58 PM »
its is just me or Albert almost always looks like pissed off or like he doesnt care in the pictures?


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Re: Queen Victoria's bloomers...
« Reply #400 on: September 09, 2009, 07:20:04 AM »
The palace bought some underwear from a private person. the items are 600 pounds worth....

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Re: Queen Victoria's bloomers...
« Reply #402 on: September 15, 2009, 06:54:12 PM »
Oh my God!! I wouldn't like to wear that kind of underwear. Happily today is old fashioned.
I can't imagine how did victorian ladies could sit down or do other activities wearing bloomers,
bustles, crinolines and more things!!!

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« Reply #403 on: September 15, 2009, 07:25:32 PM »
Well, thank goodness British climate permitted wearing so many layers. I wonder how the Spanish and the Greeks were able to keep up with those fashions? It must have been difficult in their warmer respective climates. I cannot even imagine. Good lord!

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« Reply #404 on: September 15, 2009, 07:31:54 PM »
Well, thank goodness British climate permitted wearing so many layers. I wonder how the Spanish and the Greeks were able to keep up with those fashions? It must have been difficult in their warmer respective climates. I cannot even imagine. Good lord!

That's true, the majority of those clothes weren't good for hot climates, but i think that in spring or summer they
were a little bit uncomfortable