Mid Victorian Fashion Dates from the late 1850s to 1880s. We are discussing the early Mid years from 1857 to 1865. Fashion changes drastically during the Mid Victorian period so I have broken it down into two segments. This way we will get to view more beautiful photos!
In the Early-Mid Period dresses became more and more daring in their pattern and color. During these years women wore both dark and light shades of color such as silvery grays, lavender and magenta. These are just a few among the many popular colors worn. We also find plaids in women's wear begin to emerge.
Popular fabrics included: silk, taffeta, cashmere, muslin, tulle, mink, seal, beaver and countless other fabrics.
(left) courtesy of blog.historicalfashions.com
(right) courtesy of fashionismymuse.blogspot.com
courtesy of uhist.com
Skirts were made fuller by using more tiers which are commonly known as flounce. Hooks and eyes are now introduced into fashion.
courtesy of metmuseum.org