Leisure Wear 1807-1891
The fashion plates in these galleries depict 19th century designs suitable for outdoor pursuits. Wealthy individuals could instruct their tailors and dressmakers to create leisure wear based on these images, reflecting the current trends in the fashion capitols of Paris and London.
Early bathing costumes and Promenade dress designs
Costume designs for the keen equestrian
Victorians favoured formal attire even when at play