Photographs of English Fashions from 1893

From Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1893. Click on an image to enlarge it. 

6 Replies to “Photographs of English Fashions from 1893”

  1. I love how even the most “gamine” of these women had a real “don’t f*ck with me” look. That’s how one rules an empire.

  2. @Ella – I think their clothes look kinda painful (and they’re British)

  3. This website is a goldmine for my costume design class. Thank you!

    Furthermore, these women look a mite cranky only because with the photography at the time, you had to hold still for upwards of 20 minutes or more. If you can hold your face in a non-relaxed position for that long, what mom says holds true– you’ve probably frozen that way ^_~!

  4. Hi, @Mae! I’m so glad you enjoy the site! Those poor women who had to pose for 20 minutes…what we do for fashion 🙂

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