“During the 16th century, dowry inflation grew completely out of control, and it became prohibitively expensive to marry off one’s daughter.”

Ah, the good old days!! Well, maybe they were not all that great when it comes to any kind of freedom.  But how does having the right to choose your own mate rate in comparison to having the best chopines?

Collector’s Weekly Fashion page takes us on a tour of these tall shoes that were keeping women on their toes for hundreds of years.

Collector’s Weekly – These Chopines Were Not Made for Walking : Precarious Platforms for Aristocratic Feet is a fun article to read and a great place to start checking out Collector’s Weekly.

Fashion goes to any height to impress.

Chopines

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