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Dressing for Success, Victorian Style

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March 18, 2017, 11:00 AM CT

Presented by Sara Jane Richter

Victorian women in the United States and Britain took upward of 4 hours to dress themselves per day, and they usually had a maid to help them dress. Layer upon layer of prim and proper clothing was worn, from bare necessities to gloves, hair pins, umbrellas, shoes, and brooches. There were outfits to be worn in the morning after rising, at mid-morning, at early afternoon, and in the evening. This presentation explores why these women endured such restrictive and sometimes deadly clothing, as well as the elements, purpose, and the proper way to put it all on.

Derby Public Library
1600 E Walnut Grove RD
Derby, KS 67037-3502
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Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

For more information about this event, please contact:
Dawn Best
(316) 788-0760
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