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Victorian Fashion Terms; N ~ Z


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 Feminine Ideal; about the perfect silhouette, hygiene, grooming, & body sculpting


If you enjoy this website, and would like it to remain open, please make a donation to Kate Tattersall Adventures. Click here. Warning: This article contains nudity, depicted through fine art and early photography. I’ve received several notes asking about various details of the feminine ideal during the Victorian era, …