Tutor vs Hoopskirt

Many little girls – and some quite big girls – love the idea of wearing big fluffy skirts to parties.

Student is writing an analysis of the history of hoop-skirts – and how exaggerated they could be.

I am too wealthy to work

but how did these ladies dance or even walk???

Cannot keep a secret – can’t stand close enough to whisper!

Let us dance:

but we can’t really stand next to each other… He’s standing next to her skirt, and look at the space between their shoulders. They can pretty much dance face-to-face, though, because the hoops go sideways and not front-to-back.

Marie Antoinette at the French Court for the most extreme exaggerated hooped hips, with cloth-of-gold in case the big hoops don’t give enough “I’m rich” signals:

 

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