More than just a pretty embellishment, the Victorian parasols and fans served a practical purpose for Victorian ladies. Interested in maintaining a fashionable porcelain complexion, women in the Victorian era carried parasols as much to block the sun and shade themselves as they did for a fashion accessory. Fans, likewise, provided the practical purpose of cooling the lady in a fashionable way. Both fans and parasols were also tools of subtle flirtation and instilled a sense of modesty while adding a mysterious allure.
August 31st, 2011
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