Victorian hoop skirts

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Victorian hoop skirts

*An average sized room could only hold two to three women wearing crinoline skirts at a time!

*Crinoline was a stiff fabric made of horse hair and cotton or linen thread woven togther.*The petticoats worn on top were made from a wide variety of fabrics.*Camlet, Cashmere, flannel, taffeta, rep, quilted silk, and alpaca were the usual materials used.*The mourining petticoats were made of llama, lustering, and glace.

*Hoop skirts were starting to grow out of fasion.*They were replaced with bustles.*A bustle created the back of the dress to be more full while the front and sides were flattened.

Victorian Hoop Skirts







*Victorian women always wanted more ruffles, wider skirts, and larger dresses.*Women started wearing crinoline cages underneath their dresses to have a full wide skirt.*The crinoline cages had a lot of flaws, women couldn't sit down and had to be cautious of not knocking things over.*Getting in and out of rooms was a hassle for women.

*Wool petticoats were worn underneath.*At least two pettiskirts worn on top.*White petticoats were worn for inside and formal occasions.*Outdoor petticoats were solid colors, stripes, or plaid.*The most common color among women was red.*Black petticoats were worn by mourning women.

* The cage was made up of rings of cane and whale bones.*This made the skirts lighter but were very easy to break.*The whale bones were replaced with brass but did not keep shape.*In the end the best material was rings made from flattened steel from England.

Crinoline Cage Reinvented!



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