Fashion Doll Friday: Florence’s House Dresses

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So, here I am all slacking after everyone was so gracious about my little foray into steampunk on Monday. Oh well, that’s just how things go sometimes here in Library School Land where I spend most of my time. I hope, in some small way, these two Florence costumes rather then one make up for it. They are both based on fashion plates from the 1870′s. House dresses were worn often in the mornings or in the afternoon if the lady of the house wasn’t planning on visiting and didn’t expect to be receiving any visitors except those whom she could be casual with such as family. Neither costume has a hat, though the one of the left does have a decorative head covering. The dress on the left comes from this Victorian fashion plate and the dress on the right from this Victorian fashion plate.

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2 Responses to Fashion Doll Friday: Florence’s House Dresses

  1. Chuck says:

    Somehow, casual and comfortable did not seem to mix in the Victorian era. These dresses look anything but comfortable. How did women sit in them??

  2. RLC says:

    Mostly women sat very carefully. Comfort in the Victorian era was a matter of comparison, I think.

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