The appeal of a wrapper…

I know that if I lived in the 1800’s I would have many of these made up for those mornings when I wouldn’t feel like getting all dressed up but still needed to look presentable.  Sort of today’s yoga pants look. I was so interested in this look and how so many women just do not wear these often at reenactments (partly because they are “indoor’s” looks), that I wanted make one of my own!  After a lot of research (and some hard evidence) I found a variety of styles and photographs of women in the 1800’s wearing wrappers in public.  Here is a sampling:

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And here is my version:

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DSC00668 I really like the styles that had a different front panel, and very much like today’s color block dresses, it is a very flattering style.

Have a great Sunday evening!