Monday, April 18, 2011


The Victoriana Magazine online has a myriad of articles on the Victorian period.  Below is an article on crinolines or hoop skirts along with very nice pictures.  Have you ever resembled this lady as you "exploded" from a contemporary wagon at an event?

CrinolineThe 1800s crinoline, also called a hoop skirt or extension skirt, was  inspired by the open cage or frame style of the 16th and 17th century farthingale and the 18th century pannier. The Victorian crinoline developed various appearances over it's fashion lifetime as a result of new designs and methods of manufacture. Click here to read the rest of the article
by Joanne Haug

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