The Victorian Pantry, Authentic Vintage Recipes (includes historical recipes that are just fun to read; recipes include those for kisses [lemon meringue], cider cake, plum pudding, snitz and knep, bubble and squeak, onion custard, and more!)
By 1842, Victoria would have been, 23, and trying to appear very grown up. The skirts are widening (as are the hips and bust line after bearing two children), and do so even more in 1847 when she would have already had five children.
Two-piece burgundy wool suit, 1908. During the Victorian and Georgian periods, certain elements seen on military uniforms were reworked into women’s fashion, especially on women’s riding habits and coats. Occasionally, woman’s fashionable garments, such as this two-piece burgundy wool suit, adopted a few military elements like frog closers, chevrons on the sleeves, and a particular style of jacket. Via Ethnology and Textiles blog, Museum of Texas Tech Univ.