Change in Female Attire

May 9, 1851

“Mrs. Bloomer, editor of the Lily, has adopted the ‘short dress and trowsers’ and says in her paper of this month that many of the women of that place (Seneca Falls) oppose the change…we care not for the frowns of over-fastidious gentlemen; we have those of better taste and less questionable morals to sustain us.   If men think they would be comfortable in long, heavy skirts, let them put them on – we have no objection; we are more comfortable without them, and so have left them off. ….”