PPT: Victorian Fashion & Manners - euro

The Victorian Era
Victorian Fashion and Etiquette
and fun facts!
Learn to govern
yourself and to be
gentle and patient
Learn to speak in a
gentle tone of voice
The hostess should shake hands with her guests and
receive them cordially; any formality is out of place
on informal occasions.
Victorians have been
credited with creating the
first Christmas card
Theater, Opera, and Concerts…
To leave a lady alone
during the “waits” and
going out to “get a
drink” or “to speak to
a friend” is bad
manners.
It is the duty of a well-bred person to
attend church regularly on Sunday.
Street Manners
A true lady will go quietly
and unobtrusively about her
business when on the street,
never seeking to attract
attention of the opposite sex.
Street manners
No gentleman should
stand on the street
corners, steps of hotels,
or other public places
and make remarks about
ladies passing by.
Shopping Etiquette
Pushing or crowding at a
counter, handling the
goods in a careless
manner, lounging upon
the counter, or talking in
a loud voice, are marks
of bad breeding.
It is in especially bad taste
for lovers to indulge in any
affectionate demonstrations
in public places.
“Bloomers”: Feminist Rebellion!
Fancier Bloomers
Victorian Names:
Abishag,
Feather,
Lettuce,
Tram,
Water,
Wonderful,
Murder,
Energetic,
Despair,
Clapham,
Ham,
Brained.
What’s missing in Hyde Park?
Nannies largely raised middle class
children for their mothers and fathers.
Queen Victoria had
bishopophobia (fear of
bishops). She was frightened
by their wigs as a little girl.
Oh, and Prince Albert was her cousin
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