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The fashion of the 19th century is renowned for its corsets, bonnets, top hats, bustles and petticoats. Women’s fashion during the Victorian period was largely dominated by full skirts, which gradually moved to the back of the silhouette. However, towards the end of the period, the less restrictive Aesthetic style began to emerge.

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Fashion In Detail: 1700-2000 (Hardback)

Fashion In Detail: 1700-2000 (Hardback)

The V&A’s renowned Fashion in Detail series has become essential reading for historians, costumiers, designers and fashion students alik…

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