Victorian Clothing

Evening Gowns from the 1860s

October 7, 2010

Showcased are breathtaking Victorian evening dresses from the late 1860s. All are abundantly decorated with yards upon yards of lace, ruffles, and ribbon. Featured is a silk [...]

Daguerreotypes Reflect Fashion Trends

April 13, 2010

MY  LIKENESS TAKEN: Daguerreian Portraits in America, 1840-1860 By Joan L. Severa Cloth $65.00 ISBN 0-87338-837-2 303 p., 8-1/2 x 11 300 daguerreotypes Kent State University [...]

Make Your Own Victorian Shoes

January 18, 2010

The fashion conscious Victorian lady would anxiously await her next issue of Godey’s Lady’s Book or the Peterson’s Magazine for the latest clothing styles. If she [...]

Boys Victorian Clothing – 1860s

January 14, 2010

During the nineteenth century, both boys and girls wore dresses for the first few years. Before toddler boys graduated to tunics or trousers they wore full skirted frocks [...]
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