It’s what Julia Stiles books are made of, Victorian romances that grip your attention and make you imagine what it would be like, to fall in love at a time like that.
Well here’s a sneak peak into courtship during the Victorian Era, Once the girls had been taught how to ride side saddle, prepare tea, understand table arrangements for aristocracy, throw a ball, sew a button and be an amazing wife to their future hardworking husbands, they set out to find said husbands.
Once a young woman was done with her schooling, she would be presented to society to show she was in the market for a husband.
A girl’s "coming out" depended on her parent’s resources.
Even the fashions of the day, like tight corsets and hoop skirts, symbolized the rigid structure women were expected to live within.
Maintaining a spotless reputation was essential for both men and women, and once each was of marriageable age, there was a timetable and script to follow to matrimony.
The Victorian era began with Queen Victoria’s coronation in 1837 and ended with her death in 1901.
By this era, men’s clothing had evolved into its more or less modern style, so getting ready no longer involved combining hosiery with swords—which may be the only method of walking around like that without being mocked.Women’s fashions revolved around maximizing the size of their derrieres, including the wearing of bustles.This fashion accessory caused a shape that would impress any rapper.The girls of high rank families were dressed in their finest gowns with elaborate bouquets and presented to the queen.This ceremony was called a ‘Coming Out’, basically it was a formal introduction of these young débutantes to society.