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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.
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.
Section 2, Underwear, covers the shirt and smock, bacon bodies (a boned bodice), and Spanish and French farthingales.
This is a modern-day production, no doublet and hose, no farthingales, and for some reason which I would like explained to me, it seems to be happening in 1981.
What I'd like to do, if I were young enough to act in it, or if I had the talent to direct it, is a play of Shakespeare's in Elizabethan dress, but absolutely pure - farthingales, ruffs, everything.
James Scott's costumes (in the style of Belgravia circa 1920) are surely more expressive (to eyes in 1989) of the pretensions of jeunesse doree than doublets or farthingales could be.