Shades of Victorian Fashion: Crimson, Claret, Scarlet, and Red – Mimi Matthews

From the blog of Mimi Matthews, a wonderful author who writes everything Victorian.  Enjoy her recent post on 19th century red, which of course one of my fallen Victorian ladies will eventually wear in an upcoming book.

During the nineteenth century, red was considered a vibrant, powerful color, suitable for warm winter cloaks, richly patterned shawls, and dramatic evening dresses.

Source: Shades of Victorian Fashion: Crimson, Claret, Scarlet, and Red – Mimi Matthews

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