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Early Victorian fashion dates from 1837 to late 1856. In this time women's fashion was very modest.
Dresses from this period include:
Narrow shoulders and bodice.
Very small waists.
Exceptionally full skirts in the hip.
Hoops needed to support the petticoats and fullness of the skirt.
Long skirts completely covering the body.
You can continue to edit your post during upload, but can't close this window or publish until it's finished.The goal of dresses from this time period were to give the appearance of a weak and dainty upper body with extremely full hips and large lower body.
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Deep set bonnets were worn to hide the face and neck of the wearer. Mostly commonly the face of the wearer was only seen when they looked directly at you.