If you could wear one item of personal adornment – a piece of jewelry, a hat, whatever – to symbolize something important about yourself, what would you choose?
The language of clothing is high symbolism and we all, in moments where we need to know this, realize it.
I have had a lovely holiday (apart from the sudden and violent encounter with a bee, in which more than one individual lost their composure) and, as stated above, I’m back with a question.
If you could wear the clothing of any place and period in history, what would it be?
Myself, I can think of three periods I am particularly fond of, all from the Britain of my ancestors.
First (at least chronologically), the early medieval period, once circumstances permitted clothing to be more than purely practical, but before they reached the degree of elaboration which says nothing but I Have Way Too Much Free Time.
Secondly, the Regency era (looks good on most figures), and lastly, the 1930s (elegant, but works with curves).
As you may have noticed, I tend to shy away from eras which had women heavily corseted (delightful as the resulting appearance may be), and nothing on earth would persuade me into an Edwardian S-bend corset.
What about you? Which era, and from what part of the world? What would you wear if you could, and if you can, why don’t you? (Or do you?) And what about you, gentlemen? Your views welcomed!