The Victorian era has completely taken over the fashion scene, with one look in particular.
Enjoying elongated silhouettes, long collars, and lace textures is actually the immersion into somewhat contradictory fashion so we feel it necessary to describe a little bit more what is this all about.
Victorian style, as the name itself suggests, was developed in England during the reign of Queen Victoria, at the time when it was scandalous for a woman to show even her ankle.
Therefore, any inch of the body needed to be covered, and special fuzz was raised over one garment – corset.
Fully covered up with clothes, literally from head to toes, women would stress their ideal figure by tightening corset in life threatening manner just to emphasize a tiny waist and voluptuous breasts and hips. Interestingly, though, when some women began to show resistance to this garment, other started to “defend” it by saying that their figure was not a result of the extreme fastening but of the mother nature. In short, corset did tighten waist but shorten life as well.
Simply said, it was the object through which the unwritten Victorian fashion rule was not broken, the moral preserved and the result (looks) spectacular.
Fortunately, brutal deprivation of oxygen has become a matter of past, but gorgeous blouse with luxurious volants and wide sleeves emblazoned with lace are most certainly not and should be a part of your wardrobe.
One of the greatest fashion world geniuses, Alexander McQueen, always liked to return to this style, the style he imposed but liberated women from repression at the same time. His follower, Sarah Burton, has made an extraordinary reinterpretation of this controversial era.
The point lies in lace, used in all sorts of ways, thus showcasing different sides of a woman – the sexy one, gentle and romantic one up to something entirely different – gothic glamour.
Do you wish to do gothic glam and be dressed according to the latest fashion trends? All you need to do is let your silhouette gently touch the floor. In other words, if your dress or trousers “sweep” the floor, then you surely participate in one of the most ravishing fashion fairy tales of this season.
Translation: G. Dujmović