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Recreation – Skirt Clip

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Skirt lifting clips like this one were used by the 19th century lady to lift her skirt clear of puddles or dirt.

Ladies would attach the device to their belt or chatelaine and employ it to lift their skirts from puddles, mud and curbs.  The skirt lifting device simply clips and unclips allowing it to be attached to the fabric of the skirt and be employed to discreetly lift the hem when necessary.  Skirt Lifting devices continued to be employed into the Edwardian era but naturally fell out of favour once ladies had the freedom of a short skirt!