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Shades of Victorian Fashion: Butter, Lemon, Gold, and Yellow

Yellow was suitable for morning dresses, day dresses, evening gowns, and seaside wear....

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Shades of Victorian Fashion: Orange, Pumpkin, and Peach

Unlike popular autumnal shades, such as golds, browns, and burnished reds, the Victorians generally regarded the color orange with disfavor....

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James Tissot’s Fashion Plates (1864-1878):  A Guest Post by Lucy Paquette

Art historian and author Lucy Paquette is here with a guest post on fashion in the paintings of Victorian artist James Tissot!...

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A Century of Sartorial Style: A Visual Guide to 19th Century Menswear

A visual overview of 19th century men's fashion, looking at general changes decade-by-decade...

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The 1830s in Fashionable Gowns: A Visual Guide to the Decade

The 1830s was a bridge between the gigot-sleeved confections of the 1820s and the tight-sleeved, form-fitting bodices of the 1840s....

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The Evolution of the 19th Century Gown: A Visual Guide

A decade-by-decade visual guide to the gowns in the 19th century....

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Where to Buy Mimi's Books

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Mimi’s books are also available at Penguin Random House, IndieBound and Powell’s, and at Amazon in the UK, Australia, and Canada.

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