What gave the tea gown an erotic and naughty touch was the fact that it was easy to take it off and put on, which made it a devoted adjutant of the seduction games played by the ladies of the day. What is more, afternoon tea during Edwardian period was known as the only time of the day when a decent lady could entertain her lover with the permission of her husband who was probably doing the same. The tea gown was perfect for such short, but passionate encounters between love birds.
Una mujer india, una japonesa y una mujer siria, todo el entrenamiento para ser médicos en el Colegio Médico de la Mujer de Filadelfia, 1880. (Imagen cortesía Legacy Center, Drexel University College de Archivos Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Imagen # P0103) (x )