Victorian Clothing & Victorian Dress

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Victorian clothing is featured in photographs, prints, and articles - everything to help dress the part of the elegant Victorian lady, gentleman, or child. Colorful antique fashion prints show 19th century clothing from the Victorian period. Step by step description of clothing worn by the 19th century lady, starting with her undergarments to her dress. Find Victorian hats trimmed with feathers, flowers and ribbons - a must-have fashion accessory. Evening gowns, dresses, hats and bonnets from the years of Pride and Prejudice.


Victorian Hats
Trimmed with frills, feathers, flowers, and ribbons.
Corsets, Bustles, Hoops
Dressing a Victorian lady begins with layers of undergarments.
1860s DRESS
A Dress to Die For!

Fashions made with poisonous dyes and chemicals.
Bathing Suit History

Vintage, Victorian and 1920s bathings suits.




Victorian Riding Habits

Pictures of riding dresses, hats and accessories.
European Dress in Detail

Men’s, women’s, and children’s garments and accessories.
1860s DRESS
Death Becomes Her

A century of mourning fashions for women.
Belle Époque Fashions

Immerse yourself into Paris 1900.
The Crinoline

Illustrated history of the crinoline or hoop skirt.
Sports Clothing 1860-1910

Fashions for sports: golf, swimming, biking, ice skating.
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Gilded New York

19th century fashions, wealth, opulence in New York.
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Bicycle Clothing

Accessories must match the costume.
Victorian Bloomers
Bloomers – The Start

The notorious 19th century Victorian bloomers.

I See London, I See France…

More than 200 years of lingerie is exposed.

1870s Victorian Fashions

Fashioned with silk, velvet, beads, fur and fringe.

Balmoral Castle & Fashion

A queen's vacation retreat influenced Victorian fashion.

1890s Elegance

A magnificent example of late 19th century fashion.
1890s Victorian Blouse
1890s ushered in a new style sleeve. The Victorian blouse featured high full sleeves.

Victorian Milliner

Millinery was a respectable occupation for women.

Victorian Coats

Featuring Winter Coats from 1891.

Its Cold Outside!

How did young girls keep warm during the Victorian era?

Victorian Shoes and Stockings

Styles from the 1870s.
Queen Alexandra Silk Shoes
HM Queen Alexandra's Victorian silk shoes.
Antique Shoes
Collecting Victorian shoes is a fun hobby.
1860s Christmas Slipper
Perfect Christmas gift for Civil War reenactor?
Victorian Slipper Pattern
Pattern is for a slipper with silk embroidery.

Victorian Children Clothing

How to dress Victorian children: hats, dresses, boys clothing.
Victorian Ring Bearer
No fashionable Victorian bridal party was complete without small boys as pages.

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Victorian Hair Styles - 1860s

Fashionable hair styles in 186os.
Headdresses: 1860s
Civil War era hairstyles and headdresses.

The Fan

Popular from the 16th through 19th centuries.
The Art of the Fan
The art of using the fan by Joseph Addison.
How to Dress Victorian
How to Dress Victorian

Wear 1850s Victorian dress with Victorian hat, shoes, parasol.
Dressing-Up: 1855-1860
1850s lady was a vision of elegance in beautiful gowns.
Evening Headdress
Charming Victorian headdress of ribbon and blonde lace.
Victorian Undersleeve
Pattern for Victorian undersleeves in French embroidery.
How to Dress for Travel in 1852
The proper Victorian clothing for travel in 1852.
Antique Parasol
Rare Antique French Parasol

French mid-19th century lady's carriage parasol.

Victorian Robe de Chambre

Embroidered silk ladies' robe shows Victorian opulence.
Dressing Gowns
Intended for bedroom or dressing-room wear only.
Morning Robes
Silk, embroidered fabrics, lace and silk ribbons.
Pretty in the Morning
Victorian robes of silk, lace, buttons and tassels.
Auctioning a Queen's Wardrobe
Queen Alexandra and Prince Edward's royal garments.

Victorian Ball Dress - 1840s

Evening gowns were worn off the shoulder.
1840s Victorian Dresses
Women’s 1840s day dresses had bell shaped skirts formed with cartridge pleating.
1840s Victorian Gowns
Evening dresses are simpler during the 1840s regarding ornamentation.
Wedding Dress–1840 
Elegant gown is draped in marabou feather trimmings.

Victorian Ball

Do you know what to wear and how to act at a Victorian Ball?
Victorian Bustles & the 1880s Silhouette
Victorian Bustles

A necessity for the 1880s Victorian style dress.
Victorian Dresses from 1880s
Victorian ball gowns and dresses from the 1880s.
Victorian Dresses for 1881
Collection of 1880s Victorian dresses, front/back views.

Shawls of Paisley Design
Paisley shawls were in fashion from 1790-1870.
Cashmere Shawls
History of the cashmere shawl.
Shawls - A Fashion Accessory
Various styles of shawls, a treat for collectors.

Antique Fashion Prints

Hand-colored costume prints are an art form.

Dancing Dress 1895

Victorian girls dress from an original 1895 pattern.

Fancy Dress Costumes

Fancy dress costumes for a Victorian fancy dress party.
Vanderbilt Fancy Dress Ball
Elaborate fancy dress party for New York society.

Fancy Dress Costumes

Fancy dress masquerade party costumes for children.

Dressed for Dinner in 1860

Victorian dresses for a dinner party in 1860.
Evening Gowns from the 1860s
Showcased are breathtaking Victorian evening dresses from the 1860s.
Headdresses & Hairstyles: 1860's
Civil War era hairstyles and headdresses show how to dress Victorian.
Dressing the Victorian Lady from the 1860's
Step-by-step description of clothing worn by a Victorian lady, from undergarments to dress.
1865-1867 Victorian Dress
See detailed pictures of both a women's and child's 1860s clothing and accessories.
1860s Garibaldi Shirt
What effect did an Italian revolutionary have on Victorian fashion?

The Natural Waist and Large Sleeves: Fashions 1825-1840

History of women's clothing from 1825 to 1840.
Outdoor Fashions for the 1830s The pelisse was a long-enduring fashion in the first decades of the 19th century.
Antique Bonnets from the 1830s
Wide-brimmed bonnets trimmed with frills, feathers, flowers, and ribbons.
1830s Antique Clothing
A wardrobe of fashions from morning to evening events.
Colorful 1830s Fabric Samples
Vibrant antique fabric samples help bring period fashion illustrations to life.
Free Fashion Catalog
Digital reprint of rare Victorian clothing catalog.

In Antique Clothing, Black is Beautiful

Black clothing was not only for funerals in the Victorian era.

Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire

A time when the wrong outfit could lead to disgrace and scandal.
The House of Mourning
Victorian mourning and funeral customs and etiquette.
Death in the Victorian Era
The importance of proper mourning etiquette.
Mourning and Funerals
The proper Victorian clothing to be worn for mourning period?



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