The 1st Victorian Fashion Era was…

…considered by historians to be Queen Victoria of England’s early reign, 1837-1860.  In this time she was a teen, was crowned, was married, and had all of her children.

In the industrial and technical world of this time frame, movements like the Rational Dress Reform Society and the Aesthetic Dress Movement arose in reaction to what was going on economically and socially.

(Photo: Bloomers were introduced to society in 1855 by the Reform Movement, but were only worn by women in insane asylums)