VICTORIANS

Note - not dollshouse size

The time of Queen Victoria saw many dramatic changes of fashion for ladies as it became their role to display the prosperity of their household, in contrast to men's wear which became increasingly sober and restrained. Girl's dresses followed fashion, while boys enjoyed rather more comfort.

1832 in the reign of William IV  (I know it says Victorians, but this group is an in-between and they go better here than elsewhere)

The Lady in Outdoor Dress has returned to a classic hourglass figure. Sleeves have ballooned out and bonnets grown to match.   63  In stock

The Gentleman wears a frock coat, peg-top trousers and stovepipe hat.   63  In stock

The Girl has a dress and bonnet shaped much like the Lady's, but with shorter skirt that shows her pantalettes beneath.   42 (one only at offer price)  In stock

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1845 in the reign of Victoria, Winter Costumes

The Lady wears a sleeved, fitted cape over her full skirted dress with a typical poke-bonnet.    53 (One only at 10 off full price)  In stock

The Gentleman has another variation on the cape and carries a carol sheet, which is why the group is in winter costume.   63  In stock

The Girl wears yet another cape over her dress and a bonnet like the Lady.  32 (one only at offer price)  In stock

The Boy wears a short Spencer jacket and holds a snowball.  32 (one only at offer price) In stock

1855 in the reign of Victoria

The Lady in Ball Dress wears a crinoline with flounces of lace and low neckline.    68 (Limited number available at 10 off full price) In stock (Also available in dolls house size - see Victoria)

The Gentleman in Evening Dress wears the obligatory black tailcoat and trousers   63  In stock (Also available in dolls house size - see Albert)

The Boy has a tunic blouse with Eton collar and baker-boy cap on his head.   32 (one only at offer price) In stock (Also available in dolls house size - see Andrew)

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1863 in the reign of Victoria

The Lady in Outdoor Dress has a crinoline that is flatter at the front, but bigger at the back. Her bonnet has lost its brim leaving just the crown section and trimmings.   78  In stock (Also available in dolls house size - see 1860's lady)

The Gentleman in Outdoor Dress has a loose fitting jacket and trousers with very loud checks.   63  In stock

The Girl wears a crinoline like Mama. Shorter drawers show her striped stockings.  42 (one only at offer price)  In stock

The Boy wears a strange outfit of baggy breeches and short jacket.  42 (one only at offer price) In stock

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1870 in the reign of Victoria

The Lady in Outdoor Dress now has a bustle under her skirts which are tied back with a giant sized bow.   68  (One only available at offer price) (Also available in dolls house size - see Sarah)

The Gentleman wears a frock coat, fancy waistcoat and short, squashed top hat. Do notice his 'Dundreary' whiskers.   73   (Also available in dolls house size - see Bernard)

The Girl wears a bustle style dress, without the underpinnings of the lady.  63   (Also available in dolls house size - see Tina)

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1880 in the reign of Victoria

The Lady in Evening Dress has lost her bustle, so her skirts are pulled in tight down to the knee where they end in a wonderful fish-tail sweep.   68 (Limited number available at offer price)  In stock

The Gentleman wears a three-piece suit for the first time, which has been with us ever since.   63  In stock

The Girl has an A-line dress with rather fussy trimmings   42 (one only at offer price)  In stock

The Boy wears a Sailor Suit, which was one of the greatest success stories of fashion history.  32 (one only at offer price)   In stock (Also available in dolls house size - see Matthew)

1885 in the reign of Victoria

The Gentleman wears a type of coat known as the 'covert' and his brand new bowler hat makes him look very dapper.  75  In stock

The Lady in Outdoor Dress wears the revived bustle, that was said to be so big that you could balance a tea tray on it!  75  In stock

1895 in the reign of Victoria

The Lady wears a suit with leg of mutton sleeves, tiny waist and gored skirt. Her hat is worn square on the head with a face veil.   78   Sold, available to order without base  (Also available in dolls house size - see Helen)

The Gentleman wears a Norfolk jacket, knee breeches and deer stalker hat that makes him look a bit like Sherlock Holmes.   50 (One only at offer price)  In stock

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