Monday, November 16, 2015

20 Stunning Vintage Photos Show What Victorian Female Fashion Looked Like

Victorian fashion comprises the various fashions and trends in British culture that emerged and developed in the United Kingdom and the British Empire throughout the Victorian era, roughly 1830s to 1900s (decade). The period saw many changes in fashion, including changes in clothing, architecture, literature, and the decorative and visual arts.

During the Victorian Era, dress styles were seen as an expression of women’s place in society and were hence, differentiated in terms of social class.

Upper class women often wore a tightly laced corset over a bodice or chemisette, and paired them with a skirt adorned with numerous embroideries and trims; over layers of petticoats.

Middle class women exhibited similar dress styles; however, the decorations were not as extravagant. Due to the heavy layering and weight of these garments, women’s movements were restricted, therefore preventing them from working. Although, the clothes were not comfortable, the type of fabrics and the in-numerous layers were worn as a symbol of wealth; since both classes held very high moral standards.




















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