Enough, enough of that, back to the theme.
The two photos below are of my Great, Great Aunt Barbara taken, I'd guess, about 1880s and 1920s.
In this picture she is a young girl 18 or 20 or so, and she is quite clearly enjoying having her photo taken. The nonchalant stance, a hint of a suppressed smile, the just off the camera look, her dress and her bonnet seemed to be a construction that says, ".... look, look,...this is me..."
Even as a North Yorkshire country girl from a small village, she seems to have had a style about her and to be up with fashion, and I would suggest well aware of her femininity.