Costumes of the 19th century

During the 19th century, fashion evolved rapidly with the changes involved by the industrial revolution and new way of life. Continental Europe was made of areas, regions and villages with their own identity, developed from the history and culture of their inhabitants.

Flat silhouette during the first period is replaced by full skirts, corsets, bustles and top hats during the Victorian period before the less restrictive style in 1890 for the wealthy. Traditional garments of the peasantry came to serve as models of these precious countryside identities which disappeared in the early 20th century?

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Thumbnail of the Eastern Europe bride’s costume

Eastern Europe bride

Thumbnail of the Eastern Europe countrywoman’s costume

Eastern Europe countrywoman

Thumbnail of the Elizabeth Bennet’s costume

Elizabeth Bennet

Thumbnail of the Fiorella’s costume


Thumbnail of Jane Avril’s costume

Jane Avril

Thumbnail of the Jane Bannet’s costume

Jane Bannet

Thumbnail of the Lena Russian countrywoman’s costume

Lena Russian countrywoman

Thumbnail of the Miss Irene’s costume

Miss Irene

Thumbnail of the Miss Jane’s costume

Miss Jane

Thumbnail of the Miss Mary Louise’s costume

Miss Mary Louise

Thumbnail of the Miss Minnie’s costume

Miss Minnie

Thumbnail of the Miss of Serviam’s costume

Miss of Serviam

Thumbnail of the Mrs Leonie the cook’s costume

Mrs Leonie the cook

Thumbnail of the Mrs Lévi’s costume

Mrs Lévi

Thumbnail of the Nini Pattes en l’Air’s costume

Nini Pattes en l’Air

Thumbnail of the Olga Russian countrywoman’s costume

Olga Russian countrywoman

Thumbnail of the Parthenaise’s costume


Thumbnail of the Plainaude vendéenne’s costume

Plainaude vendéenne

Thumbnail of the steampunk lady’s costume

Steampunk lady

Thumbnail of the Svetlana Russian countrywoman’s costume

Svetlana Russian countrywoman