5 Fashion Trends of the Victorian Era – HISTORY

The Victorian era, which spanned the length of Queen Victoria’s reign from 1837 to 1901, was a period of rapid economic and social change, fueled by the Industrial Revolution. This has had a profound impact on every industry – including fashion. As clothing became cheaper and faster to make, it became available to the masses.

“Everything from spinning to weaving to steam shaping bodices became industrialized, which meant that fashion became readily available across the spectrum of classes,” says Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of the Museum at FIT.

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