A Bum-roll, Please – Victorian Bustle Humor Victorian costume humor. Like most fashions, bustles were ridiculed, caricatured, and exaggerated. Here are several examples of bustle humor and a thrilling episode from the history of wardrobe malfunctions.
November 20, 2012
Costume History, Ephemera, lethal clothing, News, Social History, Victorian
and tagged 1880s fashions, A Bum Roll Please - Victorian Bustle Humor, bustle, costume history, fashion history, fashion satire, social satire, tournure, Victorian fashions
Poisoned Stockings Something strange was happening in the 1870s: fashionable people were being poisoned by their stockings. What went wrong and who was responsible?
October 25, 2012
Costume History, Death, lethal clothing, medical oddities, News, Social History, Strange Deaths, Victorian
and tagged arsenic, costume history, deadly clothing, Death Becomes Her, lethal clothing, poison, poisoned stockings, product poisoning, stockings, Victorian