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I know this is a blog about western fashion but seriously these are the craziest lotus shoes I’ve ever seen and I had to share them.  They HAD to have been for sitting around.  I refuse to believe that anyone (even with bound feet) could walk in them.
1850’s-90’s China
Buy them for $999 here.

I know this is a blog about western fashion but seriously these are the craziest lotus shoes I’ve ever seen and I had to share them.  They HAD to have been for sitting around.  I refuse to believe that anyone (even with bound feet) could walk in them.

1850’s-90’s China

Buy them for $999 here.

Dress, late 1860’s, Antique Frock
Buy it for $1,200
Boots by PH Herher - Paris, ca 1859-63 France, Oakland Museum of California

Boots by PH Herher - Paris, ca 1859-63 France, Oakland Museum of California

Boots, ca 1860, Oakland Museum of California
Notice the leather stripes above the toe cap on the one boot.  They’re supposed to be on the other as well but must have fallen off.

Boots, ca 1860, Oakland Museum of California

Notice the leather stripes above the toe cap on the one boot.  They’re supposed to be on the other as well but must have fallen off.

Theatrical boots, ca 1870, Oakland Museum of California
Evening ensemble by Worth, 1865-70
Designs by Worth, ca 1868
Mrs Ellinor Guthrie by Frederic Leighton, ca 1865 UK, Yale Centre for British Art

Mrs Ellinor Guthrie by Frederic Leighton, ca 1865 UK, Yale Centre for British Art

Walking dress for women and children, 1869 England, The Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine

Walking dress for women and children, 1869 England, The Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine

Loving Flower Care by Victor Gilbert, date missing (ca 1867?) France
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Loving Flower Care by Victor Gilbert, date missing (ca 1867?) France

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La Demoiselle by Eva Gonzalès, 1865-70

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