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Shades of Victorian Fashion: Cerulean, Mazarine, Navy, and Blue

Shades of blue adorned Victorian women of every age and every station, harmonizing with a wide range of hair colors and complexions. ...

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Overzealous Research Lands Cross-Dressing Victorian Writer in the Dock

In 1891, an elderly man in a dress, discovered strolling down Regent Street, was arrested and charged with “being in a public thoroughfare dressed as a woman."...

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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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Emblems of the Soul: Butterflies in Victorian Fashion and Folklore

Victorians had a fascination with natural history that manifested itself in various ways, not the least of which was in fashionable clothing and décor....

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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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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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