What is the Victorian Era?

Queen Victoria ruled England from 1837-1901. 
Before this time, men were the focus of fashion, but with a queen in power, women surged to the forefront.  The role of a wife became to show of her husbands status and wealth to the public, with the husband himself receding into the background.

Many different clothing styles came and went during her reign. 
Click on a time period and we will tell you more about what they were wearing.

Pre-hoop 1840-1855

Hoop 1856-1869

Early Bustle 1869-1876

Natural Form 1877-1882

Late Bustle 1883-1889