TARTAN FASHION - VICTORIANA
See below for a collection of vintage images showing the influence of Scottish tartan patterns on the fashionable set in this period.
Under Queen Victoria's rule, England enjoyed a period of economic growth along with technological advancement. Mass production of sewing machines in the 1850s as well as the advent of synthetic dyes introduced major changes in fashion. Silhouettes changed radically between the 1830s and 1890s, requiring very different foundation garments to support the desired shapes and styles.