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