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.