The usual women’s clothing in the Victorian era were dresses. However, some 1850s and 1860s photographs and paintings show women wearing a separate skirt and Garibaldi blouse (sometimes with a zouave jacket or swiss waist). This blouse skirt outfit was usually worn at home.
Here I’m wearing my cotton lace Garibaldi blouse, my antique 1850s brooch, my black wool skirt (from this black wool dress), and my Carrickmacross lace day cap.
Some Victorian women wore an embroidered silk ribbon at the neck (painting, photograph); so here I’m also wearing a green dotted white silk ribbon.