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Fashion in America the late nineteenth century was starting to mimic the Victorian era in England. It was becoming more common for wealthy women to wear corsets and dresses with puffy shoulders. Women were more interested in their appearance.

Fashion in America the late nineteenth century was starting to mimic the Victorian era in England. It was becoming more common for wealthy women to wear corsets and dresses with puffy shoulders. Women were more interested in their appearance.

Real Gibson Girls - Edwardian fashion. Look at how tiny her waist appears in this dress.

Real Gibson Girls - Edwardian fashion. Look at how tiny her waist appears in this dress.

i like this dress...fashion back in the olden days used to be so much more interesting than jeans and tshirt

i like this dress...fashion back in the olden days used to be so much more interesting than jeans and tshirt

Victorian Bathing Suits :: posing in a photographer's studio :: visit our website at http://www.ocean-grove-nj.com

Victorian Bathing Suits :: posing in a photographer's studio :: visit our website at http://www.ocean-grove-nj.com

A Victorian Lady all dressed up. Don't you wish you could go where she was going.... ah, just to be a fly on the wall!

A Victorian Lady all dressed up. Don't you wish you could go where she was going.... ah, just to be a fly on the wall!

Evening dress, American or French, 1886-1887. Pale cream figured silk trimmed with lace. Via Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Evening dress, American or French, 1886-1887. Pale cream figured silk trimmed with lace. Via Philadelphia Museum of Art.

I don't know where to pin this... I figures stmpnk board would accept her with open arms... she is to pretty not to pin.

Edwardian beauties – inspiration

I don't know where to pin this... I figures stmpnk board would accept her with open arms... she is to pretty not to pin.

http://skarlet.hubpages.com/hub/The-History-of-Fashion

The History of Fashion. The Victorian Era to the 1960s Styles.

This has always been one of my favorite (of millions of) fashion plates.  Making the dress on the right was one of my goals.  But that was when I had the figure to wear it.  Natural Form was always my favorite era.  Now I think I have to switch to late bustle!  LOL.  (You'd have to see my butt to get the laugh).

This has always been one of my favorite (of millions of) fashion plates. Making the dress on the right was one of my goals. But that was when I had the figure to wear it. Natural Form was always my favorite era. Now I think I have to switch to late bustle! LOL. (You'd have to see my butt to get the laugh).