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What a Delightful Habit; lovely Victorian ladies and their horse riding clothes

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If you enjoy this website, and would like it to remain open, please make a donation to Kate Tattersall Adventures. Click here. Mankind’s love of horses is older than recorded time and continues today. Nothing compares to a gallop; your mount gliding swift and even, barely making contact with the …

Victorian Fashion Terms; N ~ Z

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Please refer to the previous article, Victorian Fashion Terms; A ~ M, for an introduction. Nonchalantes were the first elasticized corsets, marketed around 1850 as travelling corsets. Rubber had been used in clothing for about twenty years, and started to be less smelly and more durable. However, these early elasticized …

Victorian Fashion Terms; A ~ M

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If you enjoy this website, and would like it to remain open, please make a donation to Kate Tattersall Adventures. Click here. When reading 19th century diaries, literature, and magazines, one might come across something like this: “Basquine of black velvet trimmed with narrow galloon, which is edged with lace. …

Victorian Women in Trousers, Pants, Breeches & Pantaloons

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If you enjoy this website, and would like it to remain open, please make a donation to Kate Tattersall Adventures. Click here. Despite the popular belief, women did wear trousers in the 1800s. A search will find dozens of records of diarists who noted British and European members of the …

Early Victorian Women’s Hats; Part 3, wear whatever you like

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If you enjoy this website, and would like to see it remain open, please purchase Kate Tattersall Adventures in China. Often when people write about fashion they will quote one source and seem to think there were hard and fast rules followed. In truth, the artwork of any era reveals …

Early Victorian Women’s Hats; Part 2, for sun & riding

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If you enjoy this website, and would like to see it remain open, please purchase Kate Tattersall Adventures in China. While bonnets were the most common choice throughout the early Victorian era, a wealthy lady could purchase hats of countless varieties. I don’t intend to cover them all here. Likewise, …

Early Victorian Women’s Hats; Part 1, concerning bonnets

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If you enjoy this website, and would like to see it remain open, please purchase Kate Tattersall Adventures in China. It seems no one would be caught outside without a hat throughout the 1800s, in particular the wealthy, who could afford different head wear for every occasion. The unwashed masses …