Women’s Fashion in Victorian Britain – Part II
The fashion of the Victorian Britain includes the silhouette of the “hourglass”. Lush, complex sleeves, thin, “spring” waist and a huge, long skirt resembling a bell. Such an intricate design was even difficult to call a dress. It was even more difficult to provide proper care for such a look. And it was very difficult to move in it, not to mention the fact that this style did not portray every woman. But the ladies, together with the craftsmen and tailors found a way. The life of the dress (which, given the complexity of its construction, was not cheap at all) was extended due to the high quality of the fabric and the restrained non-restrained colors. And that the overall look did not turn out to be too dull, women of the day adorned them with snow-white collars and cuffs, skillfully supplementing with ornaments.
In the first part, we talked only about parts of the dresses, that were mandatory for a distinguished lady’s wardrobe. The most luxurious dresses we saved, of course, for dessert:
Women’s Outfits for Different Occasions in Victorian Britain
Having taken the reins of Britain at a young age, Queen Victoria was madly in love with her husband and immensely happy with her life in general. Her subjects could feel it, too. The country was roaring into the future, full of high hopes and big dreams. Naturally, the fashion of the time reflected that optimism and excitement, with a style that focused on romance and youth. Ladies’ clothing in particular began to take on what we would call a more feminine look.
A Victorian lady’s wardrobe included, as a rule, the following outfits for different occasions:
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