Victorian Dresses of the Civil War

By | April 2nd, 2015|Categories: Civil War, Victorian Era|Tags: , |

Do you wish you could look just like the elegant Scarlett O’Hara or the sweet Melanie Hamilton? Well, you wouldn’t be alone. Civil War era gowns are an incredibly popular style of dress for reenactments and costumes for themed parties. And, they should be. These beautifully styled gowns have plenty of ruffles and frills that [...]

The Victorian Dress for Riding

By | March 26th, 2015|Categories: Victorian Era|Tags: |

Victorian dresses were different depending on the occasion. Women had dresses for the morning, for daytime calling, and for dinner. And that isn’t even counting the intricacies in even just those categories. In addition, wealthier women had access to stables, which means that Victorian dresses for riding horses were not uncommon. These dresses were called [...]

The Hustle and Bustle: Victorian Dresses with Bustles

By | March 6th, 2015|Categories: Victorian Era|Tags: |

Victorian dresses changed throughout the Victorian era, which spanned from 1840 to about 1901. Beginning with full skirts and patterned cloth and ending with the bustle, the entire Victorian Era included many different styles and variations of dress. The bustle style appeared in the 1870s, and was the result of the crinoline of wider dresses [...]