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April 12, 2017

20 Charming Vintage Photos That Prove the Victorian Era Had the Best Fashion

It’s definitely hard to deny that Victorian fashion is simply the best there ever was. There are a lot of important moments in fashion history, but nothing is as fierce as the Victorian Era.

1. What other era brought us these stylish top hats?

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2. And this dapper bowler hat?

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3. The Victorians even made soccer classy.

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4. Plus who can deny that sideburns, a gorgeous velvet jacket, and a cravat aren’t an inspiration to us all?

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5. Men of 2017, take note of these perfect three piece suits.

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6. The Victorians also happened to deck out their soldiers in immense swag.

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7. Forget flaunting fit bodies on the beach, it was all about showing off the latest swimsuit.

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8. If you wanted to look super fashionable while being athletic, it wasn’t a problem.

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9. Compared to today’s hairstyles, women in the Victorian era were killing the game.

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10. And women’s hats were larger than life.

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11. Walking down any street meant you would see an array of fancy dresses with equally elaborate umbrellas.

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BRB going to the store and looking classy as hell.

12. There were ample opportunities to show off new fashions while driving the latest vehicle around town.

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Even the chauffeur had mad style.

13. Women could do so much with their dress selections.

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Did you want to maximize your booty? No worries, there were a plethora of magnificent hoop skirts to solve your problems.

14. They could play it casual in a ruffled skirt with ribbons.

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Nothing like some ribbons to spice things up.

15. They could add more variety with a polka dotted gown paired with a high collar.

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They were the masters of polka dots way before Yayoi Kusama turned them into art.

16. Or they could keep it simple with a belted jacket over a matching skirt.

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The possibilities for swag were endless.

17. To up the stakes, the Victorians draped fresh flowers down the back of dresses.

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Keeping it fresh, 24/7.

18. The children didn’t miss out on the fun either… of course they all looked adorable in their playtime attire.

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19. Though their fashion peaked during winter with these gorgeous coats and hat selections.

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20. Basically everyone in the family looked their fanciest at all times.

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