Rare Antique Bonnets from the 1830s
Trimmed with frills, feathers, flowers, and ribbons, wide-brimmed bonnets were a "must-have" fashion accessory for women in the 1830s
Rare Antique French Parasol
Antique French mid- 19th century lady's carriage (folding) parasol with an ivory silk grosgrain cover and matching silk fringe and tassel.
A luxurious silk
morning Victorian robe from
the mid-1870s is the
quality that would
be worn by an
lady of leisure.
Dressing Gowns or Robes de Chambre
The Victorian dressing gown or robe de chambre was intended for bedroom or dressing-room wear only. These robes were made loose, and often confined to the waist by a cord. Several styles of Victorian robes are featured.
Elegant morning robes of fine white cambric, silk, embroidered fabrics, and more.
Women's Victorian Coats
Featuring winter Victorian coats from 1891.
Travel in Style: How to Dress for Travel in 1852
The proper Victorian clothing for travel in 1852.
Headdresses and Hairstyles: 1860 - 1865
Photos and pictures of Civil War era hairstyles and headdresses.
Victorian Hair Styles - 1867
Fashionable hair styles in 1867.
Victorian Undersleeve in French Embroidery - 1857
Pattern for Victorian undersleeves in French embroidery.
History of the cashmere shawl.
Beyond the Fringe- Shawls of Paisley Design
Paisley shawls were in fashion from 1790-1870.
Pelisses were made to fit the shape exactly and were usually closed from the throat to the feet with buttons or decorative fastenings. They were trimmed with fur, velvet, or fancy fringe.
Wings, Breasts & Birds
One of the most debated accessories used in women's fashions was the use of birds and bird feathers as a fashion ornament.
Civil War Era Hats:
Civil War hats and bonnets from an 1864 issue of Godey's Lady's Book.
A guide to Victorian hats- articles, photos, prints and resources.
The Art of the Fan
The art of using the fan by Joseph Addison.
Fans were popular from the sixteenth through the 19th centuries.
Victorian Hats - 1878
Decorated with feathers and birds, ribbons and flowers ... Victorian hats were a elegant work of art.