How to Dress and Undress a Victorian Lady

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Photo: The Wall Street Journal’s slide show on “How to Dress a Victorian Lady.” Credit: Wall Street Journal.



To make sure their bodices are correctly ripped (it’s harder than it looks),  the annual convention of the Romance Writers of America featured a presentation on how to dress/undress a Victorian lady. As we say at the Daily Mirror, any day we can do research is a good day, but we somehow never thought of this.  A great story by Alexandra Alter in the Wall Street Journal.

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2 Responses to How to Dress and Undress a Victorian Lady

  1. Eve says:

    When undressing a Victorian lady, a gentleman always at least buys her dinner first.

  2. fibber mcgee says:

    My grandmother, who was born in the late 1800s, used to say the Victorian era wasn’t all that … Victorian.
    However, as Pogo might say, for romance purposes, you gotta catch one of these ladies in her unawares.

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