History is always in style. It never leaves us and we’re always learning from it. The Victorian Age is one of those times when women were treated like things of beauty and wore the fashions of the day in a most appealing manner. With hoop skirts, bustles, and corsets, Victorian costumes for women are perfect for Halloween, dress up, or masquerade parties. Check out these examples.
Start your costume with the basic pieces. 19th century fashion included largely romanticized looks with men often dressed in morning suits and women bedecked in full skirts, wispy waists, high necks, and gloved hands. Of course, no Victorian costume for women is complete without hoop skirts and petticoats. These hoops and other undergarments will help you get the fullness you need under your costume. Also, every Victorian lady lived in her corset. These corsets make it easy to get the right fit and Victorian Era appeal when dressing the part.
Now that you have the underpinnings you need, here are a few of our favorite complete VictorianCostumes for Women.