In the 17th Century both girls and boys were sent to dame-schools at a good age. The girls were not normally taught much book learning, but were taught how for a good housewife. We were taught how to cook. They were also taught how to spin and weave and knit, not only for home wear but for stores.
Fine knitting was well paid for, and was an issue of much pride towards the knitter. Many complicated stitches were taught to the young females. The herring-bone being one type of fashion pattern. There was the fox, along with the geese knitting patterns.
The girls were taught how produce a fashion trends with initials knit into mittens and hose. The alphabet was knit into mittens and sometimes just a verse of verse.
Young women were taught to be gentle and learn fine embroidery. New fashion purses were made with fine embroidery and purchased the shops. Another fashion trend was the making of paper flowers, in order to Papyrotamia. They were taught how to paint fine art on velvet. They learned about quilt piecing from a hundred different and hard designs. They were also taught the steps to creating bone lace with pillow and bobbins.
Boys were educated in, amongst other matters, Latin Grammar. The study of reading and writing was firmly etched on their marbles.
The 19th century (Early Victorian 1837-1869) created a new fashion trend for lady. What a women desired was curves to further improve their womanliness. The fashion corset of tomorrow helped to create those curves that women desired.
The late Victorian period of 1870-1900 seen the fashion corset go a step further. Curves on women were of tightly lacing them into their corsets. The fashion trend ended up being to have an 18 inch waist. This style was known as the hourglass look.
Then along came the 20th Century. Young ladies went to high school and here as well as college. They began to compete with men for jobs. What ever found challenging compete with at first was the wage construct. Women doing equal work to men received considerably less wages. The equal parity in other areas of life for women had still not became available. Men were still the superior beings, planet professional regions of life.
However, despite the fact that young women were not receiving equal wage parity to men, many still received a good income. In which scenario earned a new fashion novelty. The laddette fashion trend.
Young women began to try out around town most nights with their mates. They did not limit their drinking, even if they were working next week. A couple of small portions of wine or spirits has not been enough for them. They felt compelled to compete with men.
They would see men gulping down large portions of beer. And they began to drink large glasses of beer.
At closing time, they would leave the population house, legless. Be sick and then fall down. Many young women began to spend work feeling very sickly. But that did not deter them from starting the drinking cycle over again a couple of hours later. Just had in sight to equate to, in addition to better, than men.