A Victorian Lady's Guide to Fashion and Beauty

A Victorian Lady's Guide to Fashion and Beauty

by Mimi Matthews


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781526705044
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 11/16/2018
Sales rank: 163,120
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Mimi Matthews is the author of The Pug Who Bit Napoleon: Animal Tales of the 18th and 19th Centuries (published by Pen & Sword Books) and The Lost Letter: A Victorian Romance. Her articles on nineteenth century history have been published on various academic and history sites, including the Victorian Web and the Journal of Victorian Culture, and are also syndicated weekly at BUST Magazine, New York. In her other life, Mimi is an attorney with both a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She resides in California with her family, which includes an Andalusian dressage horse, two Shelties, and two Siamese cats.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction viii

Part I Fashion

Chapter 1 The 1840s 3

Chapter 2 The 1850s 14

Chapter 3 The 1860s 32

Chapter 4 The 1870s 47

Chapter 5 The 1880s 58

Chapter 6 The 1890s 73

Part II Fashion Etiquette; or What to Wear and When to Wear It

Chapter 7 Victorian Ensembles for Every Occasion 86

Chapter 8 Victorian Riding Habits 90

Chapter 9 Holiday Fashion 95

Chapter 10 Victorian Sportswear 101

Chapter 11 Proper Dress for Marriage, Maternity, and Mourning 108

Part III Beauty

Chapter 12 Victorian Hair Care 114

Chapter 13 Victorian Hairstyles and Hairdressing 120

Chapter 14 Victorian Skin Care 132

Chapter 15 Victorian Cosmetics 140

The End of an Era 147

Sources 148

Notes 155

Index 158

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