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The Shape of the Times

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.

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Victorian Costume Dresses, Capelets, Hoop Skirts, Blouses

Southern Belle Victorian Ball Gown Dress Halloween Costume Reenactment... ❤ liked on Polyvore featuring costumes, animal costumes, animal halloween costumes, victorian halloween costumes, southern belle halloween costume and southern belle costume

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19th Century Fashion Timeline by Terrizae.deviantart.com on @deviantart - Click the pin to access a full-sized version!

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Victorian Satin Ball Gown Period Dress Reenactment Theatre Clothing PUNK 119 XL

Not sure if dress is truly vintage or not because this pin lacked a date, but if it is then I'm guessing it's from the first half of the 19th century. I'd welcome input from someone more knowledgeable.

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Reproduction - Blue Cotton Walking Suit Of Jacket And Skirt With Detail Of Venetian Point Lace And Glass Beads c.1890-1893

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Victorian Gothic Satin Corset Ball Gown Prom Dress Reenactment Clothing 113 L

http://www.victorianchoice.com/vc/p/Victorian-Gothic-Satin-Brocaded-Dress-Gown-Prom/D113BlueFloral<< so pretty!!

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