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11th May 2013

Photo reblogged from Fripperies and Fobs with 148 notes

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Dress ca. 1880-83
From the Mint Museum

fripperiesandfobs:

Dress ca. 1880-83

From the Mint Museum

Tagged: victorianneo victorian

20th March 2013

Photoset reblogged from Fripperies and Fobs with 317 notes

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Dress ca. 1880

From the Digitalt Museum

Tagged: victorianfashion

19th March 2013

Photoset reblogged from Fripperies and Fobs with 4,368 notes

fripperiesandfobs:

Evening dress, 1900-01

From the Digitalt Museum

Tagged: victorianfashion

18th March 2013

Photo reblogged from with 53 notes

inspiringdresses:

Dress, 1879, BritishV&A Museum
 

According to the donor, this dress was worn by her mother on her wedding day in 1879. It could have been her ‘going away’ ensemble, or it could have been the dress she wore for the actual ceremony. Because weddings in those days took place in the morning, daywear with long sleeves and high necks was the acceptable style. For her wedding a woman often selected a coloured dress that would serve as a ‘best dress’ for years to come. By 1880 the skirt was quite slender in profile, often with an overskirt swathed in front, gathered over the bustle at the back and falling into a train. The horizontal bands of applied frills and ruching on the skirt are typical decoration for this period. The bodice is tight-fitting and designed to suggest a jacket.


For her wedding a woman often selected a coloured dress that would serve as a ‘best dress’ for years to come.
Why don’t people do this anymore?! Fuck a “wear it once” dress.

inspiringdresses:

Dress, 1879, British
V&A Museum

 

According to the donor, this dress was worn by her mother on her wedding day in 1879. It could have been her ‘going away’ ensemble, or it could have been the dress she wore for the actual ceremony. Because weddings in those days took place in the morning, daywear with long sleeves and high necks was the acceptable style. For her wedding a woman often selected a coloured dress that would serve as a ‘best dress’ for years to come. By 1880 the skirt was quite slender in profile, often with an overskirt swathed in front, gathered over the bustle at the back and falling into a train. The horizontal bands of applied frills and ruching on the skirt are typical decoration for this period. The bodice is tight-fitting and designed to suggest a jacket.

For her wedding a woman often selected a coloured dress that would serve as a ‘best dress’ for years to come.

Why don’t people do this anymore?! Fuck a “wear it once” dress.

Tagged: victorianfashionwedding dressfashion favorite

14th March 2013

Photo reblogged from with 21 notes

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Wedding Dress, 1879, FrenchMet Museum

More fabulous non-white wedding wear.

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Wedding Dress, 1879, French
Met Museum

More fabulous non-white wedding wear.

Tagged: victorianfashionwedding dress

14th March 2013

Photoset reblogged from Fripperies and Fobs with 327 notes

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Dress, 1884-85

From the Museum of London

Tagged: victorianfashion

11th March 2013

Video reblogged from Beyond Victoriana - Tumblr edition with 175 notes

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yukinojou:

Horrible Histories Mary Seacole (by gazza6359)

Mary Seacole for the win :D

Mary Seacole: 

Brief children’s history. Why is Mary Seacole famous?

What she did
Mary Seacole went to the Crimean War, to help British soldiers. She nursed sick and wounded soldiers. When battles were raging, she gave everyone food, blankets, clean clothes and kindness. The soldiers called her ‘Mother Seacole’.

When she lived
Mary was born in 1805, on the Caribbean island of Jamaica. She first visited Britain as a young woman. Later she ran a hotel in Panama. After her adventures in the Crimean War (1854-1856), she lived in Britain. She died in London in 1881.

Why we remember Mary Seacole
Mary Seacole did what few other women did in the Victorian age. She was a traveller. She ran a business. She went to a war. If people refused to help her, because of racial prejudice, she still did what she believed was right. She risked her life to help others. (via BBC - Learning Zone Class Clips - Horrible Histories - Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole - Literacy Video &  BBC - Primary History - Famous People - Mary Seacole)

Mary Seacole Song Lyrics

This is fabulous.

Tagged: victorianwomenHistoryblack womenblack history

Source: youtube.com

6th March 2013

Photoset reblogged from Fripperies and Fobs with 219 notes

fripperiesandfobs:

Worth dress ca. 1890

From Vintage Textile

Tagged: victorianfashionfashion favoritegorgeous

6th March 2013

Photoset reblogged from FUCK YEAH HISTORY CRUSHES with 6,269 notes

Maude Adams as Duke of Reichstadt in L’Aiglon, c.1900.  (via NYPL Digital Library & Bookmice)

Tagged: victoriangenderbending

Source: mizenscen

2nd March 2013

Photo reblogged from with 151 notes

inspiringdresses:

I.W. Caley’s Wedding Dress, 1875, AmericanIndianapolis Museum of Art

Ellen Seppings wore this dress when she married Josiah Pratt Clowes in England.
In the 1870s, the style of skirts changed from a full-bell shape to the half-bell shape, creating a flatter, smoother effect in the front and moving fullness towards the back, using the bustle.
The tradition of using orange blossoms came to the West from China through the ancient Silk Road. During the Crusades, the custom was brought from the East to Spain and then to the rest of Europe.
The orange blossom is a symbol of fertility because it is one of the few trees that blooms and bears fruit at the same time.


I love the silhouette on this.

inspiringdresses:

I.W. Caley’s Wedding Dress, 1875, American
Indianapolis Museum of Art

Ellen Seppings wore this dress when she married Josiah Pratt Clowes in England.

In the 1870s, the style of skirts changed from a full-bell shape to the half-bell shape, creating a flatter, smoother effect in the front and moving fullness towards the back, using the bustle.

The tradition of using orange blossoms came to the West from China through the ancient Silk Road. During the Crusades, the custom was brought from the East to Spain and then to the rest of Europe.

The orange blossom is a symbol of fertility because it is one of the few trees that blooms and bears fruit at the same time.

I love the silhouette on this.

Tagged: fashionvictorianwedding dress

1st March 2013

Photoset reblogged from with 67 notes

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Wedding Dress, 1874, American
Chicago History Museum

Here’s todays PSA that wedding dresses were not always universally white.

Tagged: wedding dressfashionvictorianpsa

25th February 2013

Photo reblogged from Fripperies and Fobs with 474 notes

fripperiesandfobs:

Day dress ca. 1877 from “Impressionism and Fashion” at the Musee d’Orsay via nuescha

fripperiesandfobs:

Day dress ca. 1877 from “Impressionism and Fashion” at the Musee d’Orsay via nuescha

Tagged: victorianfashion

18th February 2013

Photo reblogged from Fripperies and Fobs with 46 notes

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Abraham & Straus mourning cape, 185-1900
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art

fripperiesandfobs:

Abraham & Straus mourning cape, 185-1900

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tagged: victorianfashionAccessories

8th February 2013

Photo reblogged from Old Rags with 312 notes

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Evening dress of silk brocade, ca 1841-46, Sudley House
See some bigger images here.

oldrags:

Evening dress of silk brocade, ca 1841-46, Sudley House

See some bigger images here.

Tagged: victorianfashion

5th February 2013

Photo reblogged from Fuck Yeah, Victorians! with 1,929 notes

omgthatdress:

Fedora
1885
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Fun fact!  The fedora was originally a woman’s hat.  The legendary Victorian actress Sarah Bernhardt first wore the hat in a play called Fédora where she played the role of Princess Fédora.  The hat was immediately a hit, and soon fashionable ladies everywhere were wearing Fédora hats.  It wasn’t until later in the 20th century that the style made its way onto men’s heads. Something to keep in mind every time you see some douchebag MRA in a fedora complaining about how bitches never date nice guys like him.

omgthatdress:

Fedora

1885

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fun fact!  The fedora was originally a woman’s hat.  The legendary Victorian actress Sarah Bernhardt first wore the hat in a play called Fédora where she played the role of Princess Fédora.  The hat was immediately a hit, and soon fashionable ladies everywhere were wearing Fédora hats.  It wasn’t until later in the 20th century that the style made its way onto men’s heads. Something to keep in mind every time you see some douchebag MRA in a fedora complaining about how bitches never date nice guys like him.

Tagged: fashionfedoravictorianwomen

Source: omgthatdress