Reacting to Bizarre Victorian Fashion Items (Part 2)



And reacting to bizarre 19th-century historical fashion items continues!
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You all enjoyed part 1 of reacting to bizarre Victorian fashion so much, and many of you asked for a part 2, that I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to release a follow-up video. Historical fashion continues to challenge our understanding of history, with so many weird and bizarre items appearing throughout my time researching antique garments and going through museum collections. These videos are always so much fun to film as a lot of the items can be quite comical too.

Please note: It has come to my attention that the use of the term “skin-coloured” to describe the buff gown in the video was a very harmful and poor choice of words on my part. I’m incredibly sorry for any hurt I may have caused and have educated myself on why that was a hurtful choice of words (and will continue to educate myself). I have removed that section of the video so that it will not continue to do harm and I will work to be even more mindful of my language and microaggressions in the future.

If you’d like to see even more bizarre historical fashion items, I regularly post my findings on my alternate Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/bizarrehistoricalfashion/

I’ll be back next week with a very special video. Thanks so much for watching and see you all on Friday!

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The Bizarre Garments:
Jester Slippers:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/156283
Bold Lounge suit:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/91371
Modern-Looking Carriage Boots:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/156316
Geometric Embroidered Evening Boots:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/156195
Pasta Dolman:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/82673
Wrap-Around Corset:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/79227
1890s Cowboy Boots:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/90420
Lace Front Bustle Gown:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/106892
Odd Knitted Sweater: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/157591
Trippy Waistcoat: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/157542
Leather Corset:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/86422

Other Sources:
Ornate Outerwear:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/106645
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/84553
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/106665
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/159021
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/156111
Ornate Dresses:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/106574
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/85359
Alternate Evening Shoes:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/169959
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/168349
Tatar Shoes:
https://pin.it/4QbkvJL
Menswear Coats Left Open:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/83180
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/83257
Hiking Boots:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lyfn1006.png
Sport shoes, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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