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The Curious Case of Miss Schwich: A Victorian Girl in Boy’s Clothing

In October of 1886, at the Marlborough Street Police Court in London, a young woman dressed in boy’s clothing was charged with stealing from her employer....

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Feline Dress Improvers: The Victorian Fashion in Bustle Baskets for Cats

For fashionable Victorian ladies with cats, bustles provided a convenient ledge on which to strap a satin-lined cat basket....

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A Brief History of Victorian Veils...for Babies

When taking a baby out of the house, many Victorian mothers first covered the baby’s face with a veil....

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Victorian Hairspray: A Brief History of Gum Solutions and Bandoline

Long before the twentieth century invention of aerosol hairspray, Victorian women were using sticky hair products to fix their wayward locks stiffly into place....

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Fashionable Frocks of 1860

During 1860, ladies’ skirts reached their maximum size of the century, hemlines sometimes reaching as much as 10-15 feet in circumference....

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Easter Bonnets of the Late 19th Century

In the nineteenth century, Easter Sunday was an occasion for ladies of all classes to don their most fashionable bonnets. ...

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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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