We Brits enjoy an excursion when on holiday, usually a coach trip to local places of interest. It was no different for Victorians, although the vast majority could only afford to be part of the mass migration to hotspot seaside resorts such as Blackpool. These travellers are better-heeled than most and are climbing a pass near Buttermere in the Lake District. The ladies are dressed for evening dinner at the hotel rather than a stroll up a steep hill on a hot Summer’s day. We can only imagine how uncomfortable it must have been for them to wear clothes that society and fashion dictated were necessary to preserve their modesty. Thank goodness we now have the freedom to dress as we think appropriate.
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