This much requested episode deals with the important but fun topic of women’s clothes and fashions in the 1840s. If you want to understand how a Victorian woman dressed and why, this is the episode for you.
- This episode covers.
- Intro & reviews.
- The importance of dressing well.
- We don’t do business casual.
- Victoria, a Goth.
- Starting the day, the chemise
- Bloomers, and worries about the French.
- Stockings, colours and fun.
- The corset – Patriarchy not included.
- The corset – exploding the myths
- The corset – tight lacing, narrow waists, health hazards and missing ribs.
- Corsets – a big hit with the men.
- Dresses, daywear and sewing.
- Don’t forget your hat, I mean bonnet.
- Some shoes, and dressing for the weather.
- Riding outfits.
- Evening dresses, and gowns fit for an Empress.
- What you wear is not a political statement yet.
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