Victorian Dress Reform: Who, What, When, and Why

By | January 31st, 2020|Categories: Victorian Era, Women's History|Tags: , , , , , , |

Many of us know about the women’s suffrage movement, abolition, and temperance societies, but what about the dress reform movement?  Many of the most radical and audacious women involved in progressive movements of the Victorian Era could see the way that women were physically prevented from fully participating in society. Such limitations, they argued, took [...]

Victorian Blouses as a Result of Dress Reform

By | June 16th, 2015|Categories: Edwardian Fashion, Victorian Era, Victorian Fashions|Tags: , , |

Victorian blouses are often seen in movies and television shows that are set in the late 1800s; however, they didn’t appear in regular dress during the entire Victorian era. In fact, Victorian blouses sprang up as a response to the Victorian Dress Reform movement. Women were tired of wearing the cumbersome and painful bustles and [...]