Thursday, June 21, 2012
Early Victorian Era Fashion Plate - October 1859 Peterson's Magazine
Early Victorian Era Fashion Plate - October 1859 Peterson's Magazine Fashions for October Fig 1 - Dress of Pearl-Grey Silk - The skirt is quite full, and trimmed on each side with two bands of black velvet, the longest extending half way down the skirt, and terminating in a point. Up the middle of these bands are placed rows of buttons. The corsage is high and has a point behind, and two points in front. The front is finished by a broad velvet facing. Sleeves in the Louis XIV style, trimmed with velvet and buttons. Lace ruffles. Fig 2 - Walking Dress of Brown Silk - Skirt perfectly plain. The corsage which is round, is trimmed with black velvet, cut in scallops. Sleeves in the pagoda style, trimmed with black velvet. Bonnet of fancy straw, trimmed with lace, and strings of broad ribbon in gay plaids.