If we are discussing “normal” formal wear, ie evening gowns, Mother of the Bride Dresses and wedding gowns, I’m not sure I agree with the OTT description as these are worn by women all the time, when the occasion requires same.
Where it may have “shaved legs” and where I am “guilty as charged” is period fashion and here’s two examples.
Ever since childhood, after I read a book on period fashion, I have been fascinated about these clothes and wearing and owning these two gowns were dreams come true. Especially when I wore the “Scarlett” dress in public at a CD event three years ago,
My CDH profile contains lots more photos of Bridal, Mother of The Bride, evening and bridesmaids gowns, so if anyone is interested, feel free to browse.
Happy (formal) dressing