The Victorian period falls under Queen Victoria’s reign in England, from 1837 to 1901, when fashion was characterized by big bell-shaped sleeved dresses with lots of lace and detailing, corsets, large hats and bonnets, and the occasional parasol. Now obviously we can’t walk around nowadays with enormous dresses and feather hats, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reinterpret the fashion of the day. To get a Neo-Victorian look, start with a flare pant in a solid, neutral color. Here we have the HABITUAL Harlow Flare in Grey, and pair it with a draping blouse to evoke the movement and continuity of a dress. Add some English flair with an oxford high heel, and bring in Victorian era detailing and color with vintage jewelry or earrings. We caution against taking it any more literal than that, unless it’s Halloween, or you happen to be Lady Gaga.
Pants: HABITUAL Harlow Flare in Grey
Earrings: 1928 Red Cranberry Vintage Drop Earrings
Top: Alexander McQueen Silk Pussy-bow Blouse
Belt: Barney’s Co-op Tapered Equestrian Belt
Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Lace-up Bootie (left), ALDO ‘Horvath’ Oxford Wedge