“We are attracted to clothes that have a history, a past life, a new romanticism.” A quote from Philosopher & designer Lorenzo Serafini. I have always had a thing about Victorian-Inspired clothing. Don’t you think they have the best, most elegant fashion in the whole of human history?
According to the history experts, the Victorian era—technically lasted from 1837 until Queen Victoria’s death in 1901 which is of course where the name came from. But it seems that it’s long outlived the Queen herself and there’s no arguing with the fact that the historic period still seems to have a lasting impact on fashion. You only have to look as far as your favorite fashion magazine to see how modern designers regularly feature collections that still utilize signature facets of that era. We have seen it every single year on the runway.
When we talk about the Victorian-Inspired Clothing Trend, what is the first thing that pops into your head? The puffy, voluminous sleeves, demure high-neck collar ruffled blouses, or plenty of lace, velvet and chiffon?
So how can you best get your Victorian Vibe going? First don’t overdo it! I’m already seeing the help wanted signs in the pop-up Halloween stores around our house so to avoid looking like you’re testing out an early Trick or Treat costume, I suggest you stick to one articulate piece, while keeping the rest of your look streamlined and modern.
This is another way I wore the same dress, but in a more modern way. You will see more about this look in a later post so come back! 😉
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All videos and photos if not credited otherwise, are by Robert Buck and Grace Liang.
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Branding herself The Wardrobe Stylist, Rania began styling and blogging nearly a decade ago. She worked with a long list of clients and as a blogger, she covered several coveted events. She recently launched the Reversible Pocket Square. Made from 2 distinct fabrics, the reversible pocket square takes a modern and innovative shift on the age old accessory, allowing the wearer to choose which side to showcase or have both sides conveniently peak through.
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