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: