5 Fashion Trends of the Victorian Era – HISTORY

The Victorian Era, which lasted throughout the reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1901, was a period of rapid economic and social change led by the Industrial Revolution. This has had a profound impact on every industry – including fashion. As clothing became cheaper and faster to manufacture, it became available to the masses.

“Everything from spinning to weaving to steam forming corsets became industrialized, which meant that fashion became readily available across the class spectrum,” says Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of the museum at FIT.

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