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February 2, 2014

antiquatedfashions:

Day Dress from Europe, 1857

The tartan pattern of this dress might suggest a Scottish origin, but the use of tartan in dressmaking was widespread during the Victorian era. Queen Victoria herself had a particular love for the romanticism of the Scottish Highlands, and under her influence, the use of tartan became widespread. She even designed her own pattern, the Victorian tartan, which is still used as a royal tartan!

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