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a hoop worn beneath a skirt to extend it horizontally

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With a nod to gender bending, Bekkers sometimes adds the top ring of the drum farthingale to his Elizabethan menswear, a look that brings a whimsical sense of equality to men's garments, which are usually dwarfed by the size of the women's dresses.
Among the everyday elite payments in LR 6/154/9--for farthingales, silk stockings, and servants" wages--there is a particular set of costs incurred in making and performing the masque The Vision of the Twelve Goddesses.
174-187, Petruchio softly wakes Kate (who has been sleeping alone) to declare, "And now, my honey love, we will return unto your father's house and revel it as bravely as the best, with silken coats and caps and golden rings and ruffs and cuffs and farthingales and things; with amber bracelets, beads, and scarves and fans.
Returning home, my grandmother, removing the beauty spots from her face and untying her farthingales, informed my grandfather of her loss and ordered him to pay.
If the humanities are now regarded, even by some of their professional practitioners, as superfluous to the "real" life we live, fluff and farthingales that are pleasant to fiddle with when nothing more important occupies us, then the two-thousands-and-plus-year ideal of liberal education, which has been the motive of human improvement from the time of Confucius in China and the schoolmen of Rome, is truly in its final days.
Corsets constrict women's torsos, and long dresses over bell-shaped farthingales or bum rolls and petticoats hide and inhibit the legs.
I was in huge farthingales, huge fan ruffs and all sorts.
32) Women's farthingales exaggerated the hips, as a garment that started out as hooped petticoats grew so large that their wearers couldn't sit down.
De Beauvoir argued that female costumes and styles have been designed to prevent activity: "Chinese women with bound feet could scarcely walk, the polished fingernails of the Hollywood star deprive her of her hands; high heels, corsets, panniers, farthingales, crinolines were intended less to accentuate the curves of the feminine body than to augment its incapacity".
71) Cleopatra says, because that would be quicker than untying her bodice; retying it would not be quite so quick--skirts draped and layered over petticoats and farthingales.
And revel it as bravely as the best, With silken coats and caps, and golden rings, With ruffs and cuffs and farthingales and things, With scarves and fans and double change of brav'ry, With amber bracelets, beads and all this knav'ry.
1); `There can be few students of Shakespearian drama or regular visitors to the theatre who have failed to remark the readiness with which Shakespeare's female characters discard their petticoats and farthingales and disguise themselves as youths' (p.
The reference to farthingales is not as generalized as may be supposed.
In this piece, the most interesting in the book, we learn about chopines and farthingales, the ridiculously high platform shoes and the wide hooped skirts which became very fashionable even while they were preached against.
Sherman imposes a contemporary sensibility onto the Baroque style of portraiture, in which the self-important scholars and courtiers, mistresses and ministers, dukes and reformers, inquisitors and virgins, allowed themselves to be forever fixed; and she applies to them so powerful a sense of their absurdity that all the solemn power leaks out, leaving behind sets of conventions that men and women could put on or take off, like wigs and farthingales.