"Pleated caraco, or français caraco, seen from the back, trimmed with flounces; the volant is headed with a matching trim. The sabot cuffs flare in the middle and taper at the ends, and are trimmed with two poufed bands. Hat à l'Italienne, almost entirely concealing the top of her face; two oblique curls, braided chignon held up with a bow at the back of the head. Shoes match the color of the caraco, fastened with rosettes"
GBACG Workshop series - 1860's Hairpiece Wardrobe San Jose, CA There can be lots of variation for hairstyles during the Mid-Victorian Era, but there was also a general look. The goal was the appearance of a round, wide face, so hair was arranged low on the crown of the head, and wider to the sides. Hair was always parted down the middle and then parted again on the sides to form a Y.
Classic Forest Park Wedding at the Historic World’s Fair Pavilion