10 Victorian Fashion Corsets for Everyday

15 April, 2016 1 comments Leave a comment

What do you know about the Victorian era? Did you know that corsets were a large part of the trend in this period? Read on and learn about the ten Victorian fashion corsets for every day, among many other topics and fine details of the Victorian era!

Victorian Fashion

The Victorian style changed the world. In the early 1900's, new machinery, as well as new clothing materials, were developed. Trim and lace were now able to be placed on all dresses, corsets, and the like. Lavishness was in for half the cost. Not only was lace made both fast and furious by sewing machines, but dyes were developed that lasted and were inexpensive and stylish.

A good example of a corset that would have been produced back in the 1900's is the Atomic Victorian Tapestry Overbust Corset. This corset is pure vintage fashion. Check out the detail on this brightly dyed olive green overbust corset. The yellow satin ribbon trim along the bottom is vintage to match the mild floral tapestry design. As a bonus, the back laces up with matching yellow satin ribbon for tight lacing and closure. The front includes a steel busk seal. But wait, there's more! This specific corset also comes with a matching G-string; you sure didn't get those in the original Victorian era!

Victorian Jewelry

Just like the Victorian fashion, Victorian jewelry changed near the 1900's allowing accessibility of the jewelry to all, rather than just aristocrats and Queens. Jewelry specifically from the Romantic Period showed confidence, love, and allure. A piece of jewelry from the Romantic Period, specifically a royal blue and diamond necklace perhaps, would pair quite nicely with the Atomic Victorian Inspired Purple Overbust Corset.

This overbust corset is a real looker. Its long length sits at the lower hips allowing for the look of a long torso and corset training. The bodice is elegant with a hook and eye closure in the front and in good vintage fashion, a matching blue satin ribbon that has tight lacing up the back. This overbust corset is 30% cotton and 40% spandex. You will be the talk of the evening in this everyday but elegant outfit.

Victorian Hair

Just like both fashion and jewelry, Victorian hairstyles were considered an imperative part of a women's appearance. A woman's hair was usually worn up, embellished with feathers, jewels, or other Victorian fashion items. Her hair would be curled with tendrils framing her face. A perfect matching corset for this type of Victorian hairstyle would be the Atomic Beige Victorian Inspired Brocade Overbust Corset.

 

The femininity of this cream colored corset just oozes innocence. The contrast between the white floral lace trim and black busk front closure gives it a feeling of virgin promiscuity. This would be perfect wedding lingerie for that woman with the innocent look and not so innocent actions!

Victorian Literature

Victorian literature involves a variety of works written from 1837-1901. The majority of the writing focuses on the struggles of the working class, and especially any victory or achievement gained. Some of the work included in that timeframe are Bronte's "Jane Eyre" & "Wuthering Heights". Just imagine reading one of those classic books while wearing the Atomic After Five Ruffles and Lace Overbust Corset.

This light copper colored overbust corset would put your typical librarian to shame. With its white and yellow ruffle trim on both the top and bottom edge, as well as the white lace adornment over the bust area that is carried around to the back, who wouldn't want to be caught reading in the library?! This corset also includes a front busk closure and tight lacing up the back in a beautiful and brilliant bright white satin ribbon. This specific corset could also be used in Victorian Steampunk fashions with the right accessories added as it has that light copper colored bodice that is classic to the steampunk look.

Victorian Hats

Hats were worn by women in the Victorian period from the 1830's to the 1900's. Hats made the fashion back in the day and were a must-have accessory to a women's dress or corset. Bonnets were adorned with flowers, feathers, jewels, and ribbons. If you are having a difficult time visualizing the type of hats from the period, think Downton Abbey! 

Any of the Atomic corsets could be worn with a bonnet, but the Atomic Victorian Tapestry Overbust Corset and the Atomic Beige Victorian Inspired Brocade Overbust Corset would pair the best with the hats of the Victorian era.

Victorian Shoes

Footwear in the Victorian period had a simple but classic look. Usually, boots were worn under dresses or skirts and were mid-calf in height. With a line of black buttons, a stiletto heel, and other adornments, Victorian era shoes were badass!

The Atomic Nora-Blu Pinstripe Bustier Corset would be the perfect fit for the boots mentioned above. The formal pinstripes yet flirty black ruffle, send mixed signals to your admirer. Add in rhinestone buckle accents, adjustable over-the-shoulder straps, and a matching thong and you have a night you'll never forget!

Victorian Architecture

The Victorian style of architecture is from the period of 1830-1910. It was a highly influential style with elaborate trim and beautiful colors. The Victorian era wanted architecture, furnishings, and fashion to have an air of beauty over practicality. The type of corset most reminiscent of Victorian architecture is the Atomic Vintage Blue & Gold Brocade Underbust corset.

This Victorian inspired underbust corset has a brocade fabric in the royal colors of gold and navy blue. Not only does it have a front busk closure, but it also has durable tight lacing in the back and comes with a matching G-string. How daring! This corset can be worn with or without a tank top as it is an underbust corset, again, how daring!

Victorian Cosmetics

Women of the Victorian era indeed wore make-up. Women in this period used rice powder, zinc oxide, or pearl powder as a foundation. As a lipstick, they would use a clear beeswax for protection against the sun and wind as well as for a light shine. For color on their lips, they would use finely ground flowers. For blush on the cheeks, they would apply beet juice massaged into the cheeks. A corset that would fit this style of cosmetics today would be the Atomic Victorian Black Satin Overbust Long Bone Corset.

This black corset oozes class and elegance and would match any make-up style perfectly. This satin polyester fabric corset can be worn with either a pair of jeans or a skirt. It has a front stainless steel busk closure and a ten grommet lace up back with black ribbon lacing. As an added bonus, this corset comes with a matching G-string.

Victorian Décor

Victorian décor mainly consisted of where you lived. If you were a resident of the countryside, your focus was more of a garden variety. Those who lived in a city enjoyed more elite decorations including items that were inspired by balls, theaters, and parties. Any of the Atomic corsets could be worn in the style of the Victorian residence that influences you.

Victorian Art

Victorian art changed the way the world saw art. Instead of idealizing the events that were painted, usually military and noble figures, they changed the way they painted art to reflect accuracy and reality, rather than nobility. They wanted their audience to learn a moral lesson and felt it was the job of the artist to depict this lesson.

Any of the Atomic corsets could be worn during this Victorian art period, but the Atomic After Five Ruffles and Lace Overbust Corset and Atomic Beige Victorian Inspired Brocade Overbust Corset would pair the best with the art of the Victorian era.

There you have it! All you ever wanted to know regarding the Victorian era. Now that you are aware of the ten Victorian fashion corsets for daily wear, make sure you sport your Victorian style corset from Atomic Jane! As always contact us support@atomicjaneclothing.com to get any of your questions answered. 

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  1. Brandi Hoar June 16, 2016

    I’m very interested in the steam punk purple steel boned corset. however before purchasing I want to know if it will fit me, I’m very small chested, wearing an a cup. will the cup size on the small be too big?