State University College
Dept. Of Human Ecology
Oneonta, NY, 13820
History Of Costume
Dr. Katherine G. Angell
Review Slides for Late Victorian Era 1870 - 1900
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Slide No. 10 Late Victorian 1870 - 1890
Left - pelisse, stove pipe hat, full beard right morning suit, swallow tail jacket,
ascot, square toed shoes.
Slide No. 11 Late Victorian 1870 - 1890
Assorted suits, variations on sack suits, vests, fold down collars.
Boater/sailor hat, stove pipe hat.
Slide No. 12 Late Victorian 1870 - 1890
Bustle dresses for women, skirt swept up in poufs to form bustle, front has an apron effect.
Hats-bibis hair piled on head toward back. Hats perch on head or slant forward.
Tie under chin or held in place with hat pin through hair.
Slide No. 13 Late Victorian 1870 - 1900
Bustle - back known as a waterfall.
Slide No. 14 Late Victorian 1870 - 1900
Early 1800's dresses slim "cuirass" dress. Tight long bodice, snug, narrow hips. May have
a train, ruffle from knees down is the sweeper. Scarf filling in neck - tucker.
Tiny bonnets - Langtrey bonnet.
Slide No. 15 Late Victorian 1870 - 1900
Traveling costume - narrow look lets them have long coats.
Slide No. 16 Late Victorian 1870 - 1900
Evening attire - Men tuxedo without tails. Women - low neck, bateau necklines,
dog collar neckalces, fish tail trains.
Slide No. 17 Late Victorian 1870 - 1900
Large bustle returns in 1885. Nearly a shelf at right angles to spine. Long waisted torso.
Flat front, dog collar.
Slide No. 18 Late Victorian 1870 - 1900
Assorted day ware, bustles, boater hat on figure in light colored dress and
Tam O'Shanter hat on other two women.
Slide No. 19 Late Victorian 1870 - 1900
Lounge suit on man. Derby hat and top hat on stick. Woman in bustle dresses.
Slide No. 20 Late Victorian 1870 - 1900
First of the bathing costumes. Note: Cuirass torso and sweeper on women's version.
Men use a variation of the combination underwear.
Slide No. 21 Late Victorian 1870 - 1900
Sports play a larger and larger role in fashion. Striped garment of man
in front in an early blazer.
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