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Victorian fashion accessories

Jewelry is not the only fashion accessory of the times. There are many other items that one could add to one's costume in the name of fashionable clothing. The list below features a few of them.

  • Ribbon dress sashes in the same or contrasting colour

  • "Canezou spencer" - a transparent, full collared, puffy-sleeved over bodice, usually made of sheer cotton, lace or white organdie and which tucks into the sash at the waist

  • Expensive, white or chamois-coloured long gloves

  • Cashmere or paisley shawls

  • Bonnets and hats in a variety of shapes and fabrique (straw, leghorn, silk, plush velvet and felt)

  • White muslin or black velvet caps trimmed with tulle

  • Headgear trimmed with feathers, ribbons, flowers, and puffs

  • Tortoise-shell combs

  • Large silk, lace gauze "hair" fans

  • Soft slippers with narrow ribbons that tie around the ankle

  • Parasols and handkerchiefs

  • Handbags of silk on gilt frames decorated with beads, embroidered, appliqued and painted

  • Fur muffs

  • High heeled shoes laced, or buttoned

  • Crocheted or lace collars and cuffs

  • Black patent leather boots with tassels and mid heels

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