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Early Victorian layers In Part II, we look at the numerous skirt supports that the early Victorian woman wore to hold out her skirts and look fashionable.

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Very, very interesting. I have a couple of questions:
What is the minimum number of petticoats should wear a dress of 1840?
What order dress?
Thank you very much

A woman should probably wear at least three petticoats: an under petticoat, a petticoat, and a top petticoat. Of course, this can vary. More petticoats give more volume. And I believe that I read that women generally wore 3-5 petticoats. The order of getting dressed would be: chemise, drawers and stockings, then corset, then petticoats and corset cover. Over that would go the dress. I hope this helps!

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