I thought it was about time that I showed you what I wore for the Victorian dinner party. This amazing blouse was given to me by a dear friend when I was a teen and probably dates back to the 40's or 50's. It has the most amazing ruffled and lace trimmed jabot and cuffs.
The fitted tapestry jacket with black trim was a thrift shop score just a week or so before the party.
The skirt too was a thrift-shop find.
I found a dress that had a ruffled skirt that I made into a sort of bustle. Luckily the colour in the top stripe matched the teal of the jacket.
I padded the bustle to make it stick out a little.
A view from below.
And underneath the skirt was a pair of real vintage bloomers with lovely lace trim.
And lacy tights, because you can never have too much lace!
And to complete the outfit, a pair of lace-up leather boots that I have owned for over ten years. They were perfect for the occasion.