The Way We Wore: Early Victorian - Crinoline (1837-1850)
In 1836 the large gigot sleeves collapsed abruptly. Prim sentimentality ruled in the popular ringlet hairstyle. Softer, more demure colors and delicate patterns helped add a neat ladylike quality. As the bell-shaped skirts became wider, they also took on more of a dome shape. The shawl became an essential feature. A fashion for producing two bodices (a closed décolletage for day and a décolleté one for evening) took hold. Men wore tight-fitting, calf length frock coats and a waistcoat or vest.
155 Pins2.2k Followers