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Getting back to why these things hit us so hard, I have to say that aside from the Sam/Jamie issue I noticed that Geillis, Laoghaire and Claire go out and about in daylight with their cleavage showing and in front of strangers. Now what I know I learned from a tour guide in Williamsburg, but she said that colonial women would have covered their cleavages during the day with a fichu or a neckerchief because to walk around otherwise would have marked them as having loose morals.
Now there might be some differences between Colonial US and Scotland in the 1740s, and I have talked with others who made a good point that Leoch was a noble house and the women might very well not be as obsessed with modesty as a women in lower classes, but it’s still a line of demarcation between these three characters/actresses and the other actresses, at least visually for me.