Victorian Dresses From D-Roseblooming

As an alternative online shop, D-Roseblooming offers some gorgeous victorian dresses, from mermaid to ball gown, all of them are self-design and hand-picked. Now, let’s look at six great styles.

Victorian dress

Victorian dress

Victorian dress

Victorian dress

Victorian dress

Victorian dress


The Architecture In Victorian Ages

British Victorian refers to the time from 1825 to 1900. In this period of time, politics, economy, society has been developed rapidly. Among which, the most obvious phenomenon is the sharp increase for the rich middle class. After achieving the social status and wealth, they urgently want to present their achievement in changing living condition and indoor decoration. Therefore the Victorian style architecture was born.

The most direct manifestation in the architecture for Victorian ages that the revitalization for various architecture style. This has become a kind of tendency in that period of time. Gothic revival was first praised by British people. While newly-developed businessman, the capitalist class yearned for equal life as noble class. They often randomly choose several elements for different style such as renaissance, romance, Elizabeth or Italian styles.

We can also see several representative buildings.

Tower of London, it can be regarded as the first bridge from Thames Entrance (total 15 bridges in the Thames river). It is also the symbol for the door of London. Tower of London was built in 1886, and opened to the outside world in 30th July.1894. It is full of the elegance of Victorian times.


George square, laid out in 1781, surrounded by important buildings including on the east side the palatial Municipal Chambers, also known as the City Chambers, whose foundation stone was laid in 1883, almost same as the size of a football field. It can be considered as an outdoor Sculpture Museum, the sculpture for Queen Victoria, Robert Burn the poet. James Watt inventor of steam engine, Sir Walter Scott the local Scotland writer can be seen in the square.

George square

Palace of Westminster also called Houses of Parliament, location of high court of parliament. It is the representative master piece for Gothic renaissance. It was listed as the world cultural heritage in 1987.

Palace of Westminster


Women’s Clothing in the 1890s

The styles of the Victorian era had dominated for many years and many women considered this style were passe in 1890.

Slim Skirts
During the Victorian Era, the skirt always literally stood out due to crinolines and bustles. This trend came to an end at 1890s, because skirts took on a much slimmer silhouette. Skirts were cut slim at the top while flaring at the bottom. While skirts were flat and simple in the front, certain styles had one or two pleats in the back. The pleats were located in the spot where the bustle would have been and served as a transition out of that style.

The focus were from the skirt to the top, in particular the sleeves. One of the hottest trends of the 1890s was the mutton-leg sleeve. This style consisted of a long sleeve that was narrow at the wrist and along the forearm, then expanded into a puffy sleeve on the upper arm that stood high off the shoulder. The look got its name due to its resemblance to a leg of mutton.

Tailored Jackets and Blouses
Different blouses could be worn with just a few skirts, women didn’t have to purchase a whole new dress in order to get a new look. Tailored jackets that were bolero or waist-length and very fitted came into vogue, and this enabled women to wear separate pieces, or suits, consisting of a skirt, blouse and jacket. Blouses and jackets were often styled with the puffy mutton-leg sleeve.

Beading and embroidery designs were often seen on the bodice of a dress. Giant sleeves worked to offset the narrow waist of a dress. Bodices had bones sewn into them, vertical stays that held a woman in like a corset. Waists of dresses were worn as tight as possible.

The British Afternoon Tea

The United Kingdom is the most powerful and prosperous dynasty during 1837~1901, the Victorian Era, the culture and economic are flourishing and booming development. So the quality of life is enhanced gradually. Peoples were purchase the intrinsic value of art and more delicate life.

British Afternoon Tea

Nowadays, most people will eat some fruits, cakes or drink something during afternoon when they hungry, we called it afternoon tea. While actually the afternoon tea was spring up from The United Kingdom, and then spread to all the Europe countries and worldwide. It has become a classical food culture of Europe.

British afternoon tea origin from 1840, the brunch time much earlier, while supper always very late. One day afternoon, the duchess Bedford-Anna Maria feel little hungry, but the time of supper still have few hours. So she allay her hunger with some toast, butter and tea which prepared by housemaid. Since then, Anna Maria often invites some friend gathering together; enjoy delicious dessert and tea, talking and chatting. So afternoon tea became popular during the British gentry.

The traditional Victorian style afternoon tea have it’s own rule. Such as: the spoon should be placed in a 45 degree with the cup; the desserts in the pastry plate also need to follow the sequence, from bottom to top should be sandwich, traditional desserts scone, the cakes and fruit, the people should enjoy these in order. The table cloth mostly use lace embroidery handcraft which on behalf of the nobility of Victorian. The time of having afternoon tea is four o’clock during afternoon, which also called Low Tea. Gentleman usually wears swallow-tailed coat, the lady with magnificent long dress, the hostess wear formal victorian dresses and serve for guests, if the hostess can not available to serve more guests, the housemaid will serve the other guests with respectful.

English Afternoon Tea

With the fast development of world, the afternoon tea already simplify in recent years, while the traditional British afternoon tea still exist.

Victorian Clothing for You

victorian clothingBack to the Victorian period, there are many great styles for both men and women. Victorian clothing can be used for a variety of great occasions, including Halloween, attending festivals that celebrate such a theme, for a great New Year’s Eve party, and theme party.

When you think about Victorian clothing, there was a significant difference during this period of time between what the upper class men wore and what the peasants had to choose from. When it comes to Victorian costumes a man can choose from either of these two sides if he isn’t interested in dressing as a soldier.

When it comes to Victorian dresses for women, they have the largest selection. It is possible to dress as a peasant in very simple clothing, since this is what was worn by the poor class of people in that time period. These dresses can help you to create a look that is very fitting of those times. The upper class were the ones that had the full skirts that were very wide. These Victorian clothing can help you feel very elegant as you step into such a role, plus the colorful patterns of the dresses, as well as the matching hats, would create an amazing look. These costumes work well for parties, for programs, and for festivals, and can also be used for plays where it is important for the style of dress to match well with the dialogue.

It will be interesting to search for the different types of Victorian clothing available, with their amazing style and design. They are made from a variety of different materials, so carefully select the style, color, and the material that you will feel comfortable in. You can also use these Victorian style gowns to create a lovely wedding ceremony that you will never forget.

The Clothing of British Man in 19th Century

men's clothing The occurrence of steamer brought Britain the industrial revolution. Various textile machinery, power loom are invented before or during this time. Since 1760s, the British textile industry turned handicraft stage into industrial stage.  The textile product price dropped quickly with the prosperity of commercial activities and almost unprotected overseas markets have been conquered. In 1834, Britain output 55600 yards of woven cotton, 76.5 million pounds of cotton yarn and 1.2 million pounds of cotton socks. All this has built up solid clothing foundation for each level of people. The garment industry starts around 1849, factory standard size gave consumer more choices of clothing instead of going to the tailor’s. The famous British brands started their business in nineteenth century, for example Burberry, Aquascutum, Alfred Dunhill and Sunspel. The textile welcomed its golden era at that time.

men's clothing

After 1840s, downtown male commonly wears in dark color in simply style. Majesty, masculine and purge bravery are standard British gentlemen temperament. Male people who work in the office or professionals generally wear black coat, trousers and white shirt. Grid or stripe cloth is not suitable for very serious occasion.

According to etiquette guide book that time, if a gentleman in summer London needs to intend an important event, for example ace jockey club or a local wedding, a complete set of suit is needed, double breasted tuxedo light color vest, silk hat, grey glove and dark grey tie. The double-breasted frockcoat is shaped as double-breasted, four/ six buttons, and the length over the knees, same color satin lapels. Fabric could be black silk sometimes with snowflake. This later became the traditional daytime suit in the nineteenth century. The coat and vest shall in black and trousers in grey steaks when in winter times. If a man wants to have a walk near river or lake,a pair of grey flannel trousers, a grey short coat or white canvas shall be the right choice.

1800s Western-Style Fashion

Let’s look at the Old West of the Victorian era. Follow the fashion of farm girls, gunslingers and cowboys in the wild, wild west.

Prairie Girl
Pair tiny floral prints, gingham and flannels with low lace-up ankle boots — dark stockings optional — and your best braided hairstyle to look totally bohemian — or totally sweet.

Miner Vibes
Levi Strauss made a mint selling blue jeans and denim overalls, which were much sturdier than the alternatives, to miners, farmers and other workmen in the 1800s. Roll the cuffs on your favorite pair of jeans and put on a button-down top to start this basic look — then add a trilby or newsboy hat and full hipster beard, if you dare.

Proper Lady
Today’s secretary blouse style owes its origins to this schoolmarm style: the visiting costume. Ignore the bustle — that look sure never came back around again — and focus on the juxtaposition of soft, feminine details with no-nonsense structure. Pair a high-necked blouse in sheer or lace fabric with skinny jeans and pointy boots, then add a heavily structured blazer with a riding jacket shape to mimic the original mix of power and beauty.

The Cowboy
Channel your inner cowboy with just a touch of Old West. Transform belted skinny pants and a button-down shirt or T-shirt with pointy boots, a neck bandana or bolero tie, a wide-brimmed hat and a great big belt buckle. Don’t go too conservative with color or fabric but make a bold statement, especially if you are also rocking a big cowboy mustache.