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Robe du soir, 1902 If only clothing were still made with this quality and fit in mind!

Black mourning dress reached its peak during the reign of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) of the United Kingdom in the second half of the 19th century. Queen Victoria wore mourning from the death of her husband, Prince Albert (1819-1861), until her own death. With these standards in place, it was considered a social requisite to don black from anywhere between three months to two and a half years while grieving for a loved one or monarch. The stringent social custom existed for all classes.

Mourning ensemble, ca 1870 US, the Metropolitan Museum of Art Black mourning dress reached its peak during the reign of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom in the second half of the century.

Miniature Portrait On Ivory Young Queen Victoria c19th

Miniature Portrait On Ivory Young Queen Victoria Removed

Wardrobe Shop ~ The premier online shopping destination for Vintage Inspired Nataya Wedding Dresses and Separates

Wardrobe Shop ~ The premier online shopping destination for Vintage Inspired Nataya Wedding Dresses and Separates web-sites styles-for-me

On this day 29th June 1837, Queen Victoria ascended the British throne. At the age of only 18, she succeeded her uncle, William IV, to the throne. She remained Queen for a record 63 years.

On this day June Queen Victoria ascended the British throne. At the age of only she succeeded her uncle, William IV, to the throne. She remained Queen for a record 63 years.

Women and What They Wore: Fashion and Feminism in the 21st Century | pink champagne vintage

Women and What They Wore: Fashion and Feminism in the Century

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