Extended in advance of L.L. Bean boots were modeled by Brooklyn hipsters and Angela Adams’ purses ended up draped above the shoulders of folks in Los Angeles, Mainers experienced a heightened feeling of fashion.
In the 1870s, for case in point, style-aware Maine citizens understood the bulky design and style of women’s skirt known as “polonaise” was offering way to a a great deal slimmer silhouette identified as “cuirasse,” from the French phrase meaning near fitting, like armor. When Hannah P. Adams of Belfast received her marriage trousseau close to the time of this improve in tendencies, it involved a gown in the newer design and style, along with a knee-size jacket referred to as a basque.
“Mainers have normally been stylish, and which is a little something we see in our clothes collection,” explained Jamie Kingman Rice, deputy director of the Maine Historic Modern society. “Because of ties to