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Victorian 1837-1910

While little changed for men during the regency period, the Victorian period by contrast brought with it full length trousers, frock coats and the top hat.

 

Women’s clothes were extremely elaborate and complex during the Victorian period—sometimes a work of art in themselves.

 

The crinoline was introduced in 1856 which allowed women greater freedom of movement. However, soon after, the crinoline was abandoned in favour of the bustle dress, an altogether narrower garment with the fullness drawn around the back of the dress and adorned with drapery.

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