Saturday, April 20, 2013

Victorian Fashion ~ April 1851

Fig. 1.—Promenade and Evening Costumes.

Like coquettish April, Fashion is now beginning to exchange its more sombre aspect for its sweetest smiles, and to develop its pretty flowers and delicate foliage. The darker colors and firmer textures of winter are now disappearing, and all the gay hues and lighter fabrics are taking their places.


—Straw Bonnet.

~ Excerpts from Harper's New Monthly Magazine, April 1851

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