You’ve probably seen and laughed at the ridiculous fashion of the past, especially those over-the-top skirts that took up more than half the room. Luckily for us, we live in a time where we’re (for the most part, at least) free to wear what we want, and there’s no need to show off our ‘social status’ by wearing those constricting garments.
While we may laugh when we look back at the mind-boggling contraptions that women wore in the past, Tumblr users had other ideas about it.
Some women wore hoop skirts as an experiment, and a user said that they feel “oppressed by the patriarchy”. However, there was one user that started a thread where she explained that the fashion choices of those eras were actually liberating. Maybe those clumsy and uncomfortable skirts were just a way to escape unwanted attention?
Check out to read the full thread below, and tell us what you think on the matter in the comments below!