Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Victorian Era: Fashion History

The Victorian Era: Fashion History website provides detailed information on fashions of the Victorian period. As well as providing background information on Victorian social history and the role of women during the period, the website features sections on early (1837-1860) and mid-late (1860-1901) Victorian fashion, as well as themed areas such as aesthetic dress, rational dress reform, seaside fashions, mourning dress, christening dress and particular items such as cloaks and hats. Information is supported by illustrations, including fashion plates from contemporary fashion magazines showing dresses and accessories. The website also contains a useful list of academic books on Victorian fashion.
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