|February 1842 fashions|
Today we make another visit to the fashions of Victoria’s reign. Since hers was a lo-o-o-ong one, there’s quite a bit of fashion. This is from the earlier Victorian era, before the really big skirt spread.
You'll notice a different approach to hair styles from those of the 1820s and 1830s. While those went riotously upward, these put the emphasis at the back of the head, in keeping with the downward slope of shoulders and close-fitting sleeves.
Fashions from the Magazine of the Beau Monde for February 1842, courtesy Oxford University via Google Books.
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