Victorian Fashions

Images of Victorian Fans

The corset controversy debated...

Information on "Rational Dress"

Fashions of the 19th century

A Year in Fashion: 1800-1859

Women's Fashions from the 1870s-1890s

Victorian Hair Art

Hairstyles and Hats 1870-1900



Assorted Primary Sources on Fashion...

Artists views of "Bloomerism"

"Hints to Dressmakers" from Godey's Lady's Book

"Mr. Punch's Latest Suggestion"

Another cartoon from "Punch"...this time about a suggested hairstyle (1868)

Fashion plates from the Young Ladies' Journal, July 1883


Other Shopping-related resources...

Coinage in Victorian Britain

Commodity Culture of Victorian England: Advertising Spectacle, 1851-1914 by Thomas Richards

Victorian Things by Asa Briggs

Victorian Fashions and Costumes from Harper's Bazaar, 1867-1898 (Pictoral Archive),
edited by Stella Blum