Victorian fashion plate, 1880 - illustration from (unknown) book. Grey cotton day dress with cuirasse bodice and ruched, draped and pleated skirt, sewn to white cotton ground with grey and red frills at hem. Tie back skirts.
Regency Fashion: The Muslin and Net Period, by Vic. Jane Austen fans are familiar with the high-waisted muslin dresses popular during her adulthood. How many are aware that machine-made net or gauze became a “hot” item from 1810 and on?
fashion plate via Elensari - remembering the hours I spent looking through my mums books on fashion. She had several books of Victorian fashion plates and some leather bound Victorian women's magazines.