Old tymey ladies
19th century fashions be buggin yo. Wool, cashmere, and being covered from head to toe was the norm. You can’t let men see your ankles or wrists because men are crazy animals and will be too tempted and riled up, interfering with their ability to rule the world. Take a looksie here.
I am sure in person these clothes were beautifully constructed, with small lady like stitching and intricate details. But how do you play with your kids, wash the dishes, and do all the other lady things with pounds of fabric all hanging on you?* Perhaps these were for the women that had help to order around, while they sat and tried not to die from heat exhaustion.
*lady things ha ha.