The Costume Collection: Victorian era

Part Three of our visit to Loel Thomson’s Costume Collection.

Loel has a wonderful collection of garments from this era, it was hard to pick just a few. The bold colours of the silks have been well preserved and are still striking after all these years. Loel researches all details thoroughly and styles the hair and mannequin to match each era.

1850s Crinoline
Crinoline

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1870s Bustle
Purple silk

1880s Bustle
Bustle front
Bustle

1890s Blouse
1890s blouse

1890s Opera Capes
1890s Opera capes

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