Tag Archives: cap

1840s/ 1850s Underwear – Dressing The Victorian Lady

Dressing The Victorian Woman

Victorian women wore many layers of underwear: a chemise, drawers, corset, petticoats – to name just a few. However

Underwear is very important, even more important than the dress. Underwear provides the structure for the dress. Without the correct underwear, the dress looks cheap and shabby.

Mid-Victorian underwear was usually very plain – unlike late Victorian or Edwardian lingerie with their lace frills and flounces.

Here I’m showing you how a middle or upper class woman would’ve dressed in the 1840s or 1850s. Continue reading 1840s/ 1850s Underwear – Dressing The Victorian Lady