In response to http://dearkyra.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/regency-rage/
Cravats are probably in my top three when it comes to men’s neckwear. I was actually thinking about that recently whilst wandering the Victorian and Albert Museum. They had dress up clothes there. I was able to try on a hoop skirt while my friend tried (unsuccessfully) to tie a cravat.
I would include a picture of me with panniers on, but I don’t have one. Mostly because once I had the skirt on I couldn’t actually reach my camera in my pocket. But I do have a picture with this crinoline, also found in the V&A museum.
It turns out that it’s just a thing for museums here to have dress up options available. Like the various hats you can try on at the Museum of London:
We were also invited to try on Tudor colors when we went to Hampton Court.
Even Samuel Johnson’s house had options for dress up.
But of course my very favorite dress up was at Jane Austen’s house.
So… yeah. I guess dress up is just a thing here. I knew I liked England. I mean, dressing up is pretty much the best. We should dress up when I get home. We could wear pirate stuff, because I know we have pirate stuff.
P.S. They still have this thing called blood pudding. As in, I totally could have ordered it for dinner last night at the pub we went to.