The Victorian era
spanned the reign of Queen Victorian, from 1837-1901 & it was a
period of great industrial growth & prosperity.
changing rapidly, it was a time of political & social reform. The
upper classes who were once mainly established aristocracy, were
growing in number as the new wealthy commercial class emerged & whilst
the middle classes were steadily growing there were still large
numbers of working class and for them life was hard and child labour
was the norm.
It was an exciting
period of scientific & technical progress, also a period of great
advances in medicine. In 1851 huge numbers of Victorians flocked to
the Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace in London, eager
to marvel at the new inventions of the age. Novels and poetry
were popular and the authors of the day are as well known today as
they were then, The Bronte sisters, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll
and Rudyard Kipling to name but a few.
For the well to do
there was leisure time in abundance, picnics by the river, afternoon
tea with friends, opera, theatre and more food than was necessary.
At the other end of the scale the poor lived in squalor, wearing
hand me down clothes and living off a meagre and limited diet.
The poor worked long hours and had little spare money to do anything
with what bit of spare time they did have. Life was hard
for the poor and once they'd outlived there usefulness, most were
packed off to the workhouse to live out the rest of their days
changed several times throughout Queen Victorias reign, the longest
reign of any English monarch to date and it is one of the most
popular eras for costume. From crinolines to bustles, leg of mutton
sleeves and petticoats and corsets that almost squeezed the breath
out of the wearer.
The Victorian era
paved the way for the way way we live in the modern world today, I
wonder what Queen Victoria would think of life today. Would she
approve or would she say " we are not amused"
you like Victorian clothing you need look no further, visit our eBay
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GIRLS VICTORIAN / EDWARDIAN/ MEDIEVAL BLACK SKIRT
Available in sizes 3yrs, 4yrs, 5yrs, 6yrs, 7yrs, 8yrs, 9yrs,
10yrs, 11yrs, 12yrs, 13yrs.
Girls black skirt which would be suitable as part of a Victorian
/ Edwardian ladies or maids costume or Medieval serving wench costume.
The skirt is
made from a good quality medium weight Panama suiting fabric and has an elasticated
waist which will fit waist sizes from approx 21" (cm) to 33" (cm) the
circumference of the hem is approx 59"(cm)
Please see the table below for length, the age given is for
guidance only please choose the appropriate length for your child regardless of
This skirt is better quality than many of the cheaper versions
available on eBay and as such would be suitable for everyday wear if shortened
to the required length, it could even be used as a school skirt.
If you are looking
for a quality costume that will stand out from the crowd, then look no further.
Our costumes are all individually handmade in England and probably some of the
best you will find on eBay. Once you have worn a CORNUCOPIA costume you will
realise why are costumes are so popular and will never want to buy cheap fancy
dress costume again.
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This item will be delivered by courier and will need a signature, this
applies to UK mainland only.
If your address is Highlands, Islands,
Channel Islands, Isle of Man or Northern Ireland the item will be be
dispatched using Royal Mail Special Delivery which will also require a signature.
We recommend this particular costume as suitable for a variety of periods including Victorian & Edwardian and has a wide range of uses. It is perfect for
- museum visits and school trips
- Victorian tea/garden parties
- Victorian Markets
- Victorian picnics by the river
- Dickensian Christmas events
- murder mystery evenings
- Themed weddings and fancy dress parties
- Victorian re-enactments.
- TV and theatrical productions
- Titanic themed
We recommend that this
particular costume is suitable for the following characters
- Charles Dickens characters from Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, A Christmas Carol, Pickwick Papers, Lttle Dorrit & Great Expectations etc
- Characters from the Bronte books, such as Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre.
- Characters from Cranford.
- Beatrix Potter
- Florence Nightingale
- Little women
- Characters from Upstairs Downstairs
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