Saturday, August 8, 2009

Dressing the Victorian Woman

I came across this fascinating series on YouTube explaining the daily dressing rituals and garments of a typical fashionable 1860's lady. It is presented by the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs and features fashion-history expert Jan Loverin of the Nevada State Museums Marjorie Russell Clothing and Textile Research Center in Carson City, Nevada.

There are 4 segments posted on YouTube by NevadaCulture, so be sure to watch all 4!

Click on the link below to view these videos. It is a great reminder as to how far we have come as women. Although there was much beauty in the Victorian era, sometimes it came at great expense to our health and well-being.



Blogger The Victorian Parlor said...

Good morning,

I love your blogspot!!! It seems we have much in common with our love of the Victorian era. I look forward to visiting again soon:).



August 9, 2009 at 10:45 AM  

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