Grandiose Victorian Styles of Today
Grandiose Victorian Styles of Today
20/06/2022
During the Victorian era, upper and middle class women wore tight-fitted corsets over open-chest bodices with streamlined sleeves which were given a flared finish at the cuffs with flounced engageantes; ornate skirts decorated with delicate embroideries and trims were supported from below by either crinolines or multiple petticoats to fabricate the fashionable silhouette of a voluminous bee hive.

This 17th century aesthetic possesses an irresistible beauty that transcends time. Its distinct features are incorporated in modern designs, not only to accentuate voluptuous curves of the female body, but also to effortlessly elevate any combination with opulence and elegance.

Scroll down to take a closer look at contemporary renditions of Victorian apparel picked out from jellibeans’ well-rounded curation.
hook and eye detail blazer by DION LEE

DION LEE hook and eye detail blazer

Dion Lee’s ready-to-wear is characterised by its corset-esque style, and this single-breasted blazer is no exception. The transeasonal outerwear boasts two rows of hook and eye fastenings on both sides to highlight the sculpted waist, which is then reinforced by the concealed front closure for a form-fitting wrap-around effect. Shaded in muted grey, the neoteric piece is rendered in soft cotton to balance out its sturdy construction.

47,012 points

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Henry Bodice by PARIS GEORGIA

PARIS GEORGIA Henry Bodice

Paris Georgia reinvents key elements of Victorian womenswear and combines them all in this Henry bodice. Mimicking the emblematic Bertha neckline with an off-shoulder design, the chic top sees sleek sleeves with widened cuffs that replace the ruffled engageantes and boning tracing the sinuous upper while the pointed hem is retained to pay tribute to its celebrated origin.

41,007 points

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cold-shoulder flared mini dress by OSCAR DE LA RENTA

OSCAR DE LA RENTA cold-shoulder flared mini dress

No stranger to its statement-making one-pieces, this mini dress from Oscar de la Renta is electrified with an amber orange palette and flaunts a tiered bottom with ultra-flared flounces to recreate the dome shape of stacked petticoats. Cold shoulders spotlight the slender, tubular bodice whereas the nylon-like fabric tops off the nostalgic garment with a subtly reflective finish.

31,778 points

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victorian frilled cloak in washed satin silk by SAINT LAURENT

SAINT LAURENT victorian frilled cloak in washed satin silk

Anthony Vaccarello fuses the signatures of Saint Laurent with those of Britain’s New Romantics from the early 1980s, as exemplified by this billowing Victorian cloak. As a nod to the faille equivalent showcased in the Maison’s Fall 1983 haute couture show, the heritage-inspired cape is outlined with frills on the band collar, cuffs and running down the placket whilst the bright yellow silk energises the black cigarette-legged trousers and leather heeled platforms with a majestic glow.

19,311 points

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Gucci Women's Floral Print Muslin Dress (Pale Pink) by GUCCI

GUCCI Gucci Women's Floral Print Muslin Dress (Pale Pink)

Immerse yourself in Alessandro Michele’s dreams of long picnics on blossoming hills with this floaty dress. Edges and seams are artfully detailed with laces and embroideries which segment the kaleidoscopic print of damask rose in psychedelic tinges. Setting itself apart with a detachable lining, the unique robe is meticulously crafted from cotton muslin into a romantic cut to win you over with an ethereal allure.

10,788 points

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