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A Victorian Ladys Guide to Fashion and Beauty review º eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï What did a Victorian lady wear for a walk in the park How did she style her hair for an evening at the theatre And what products might she have used to soothe a sunburn or treat an unsightly blemish Mimi Matthews answers these uePse of the social issues that influenced women's clothing and the societal outrage that was an all too freuent response to those bold females who used fashion and beauty as a means of asserting their individuality and independence. Absolutely fascinatingI recognised Mimi Matthews’ name as I recently read and enjoyed one of her books The Pug Who Bit Napoleon so I got uite excited to see she had another book outA Victorian Lady’s Guide to Fashion and Beauty is a thorough study of the world of fashion and beauty in the higher classes of Victorian society There is so much detail enriched by wonderful illustrations that it all comes to life and you can just imagine what it was like Anyone interested in the time period should pounce on thisI like how it’s organised by decade it makes things really clear Not only does Matthews describe the fashion and beauty trends hairstyles and cosmetics of the decade but she also explains the reasons for changes and what was going on in history at the time Yet she manages to keep the whole thing entertaining and light despite basically bombarding you with interesting informationThe extensive bibliography gives lots of ideas for those who might want to further research the topic – I admit I love going through bibliography to see what else I could read In my opinion a good history book needs a bibliographyThis is definitely a book I will eventually purchase so I can keep a hard copy at homeThanks to NetGalley and PenSword History for providing me with a digital copy in exchange for an honest review

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Tions and as she takes readers on a decade by decade journey through Victorian fashion and beauty history Using research from nineteenth century beauty books fashion magazines and lady's journals Mimi Matthews gives readers a glim. Well this is wonderful I am a huge fan of Mimi Matthews work whether that be her beautifully poignant romances or her well researched actual pieces like this I will admit that as soon as I heard about A Victorian Ladies Guide to Fashion and Beauty I was fascinated by it and I was jumping for pure when I got the opportunity to review itThis is the perfect reference book for those interested in Victorian fashion and beauty set out in different sections throughout the book it covers every aspect of what a Victorian lady would have worn and her beauty regime from 1840 to 1890 Ms Matthews covered everything you would ever want to know about from under garments dayevening wear and shoes to cleansing soaps hair removal and hair stylingEvery aspect of a ladies day when they change and why is written in clear and precise detail from which piece of clothing they would wear for what occasion who would be able to wear what Ms Matthews has even covered the fabric and colours that would have been used And I do have to say that I love how very gothic the Victorian era was in their clothingMy favourite part is the Victorian Beauty part I always knew that their cosmetics were at times perilous for the health Some of what they used to do to keep that perfect porcelain complexion is mind blowing plus uite bizarre and worry some that Victorian ladies were so obsessed that they were happy to put uick lime on their faces and even use electricity to combat some normal issuesThis is such a great read brilliantly researched and fabulously engrossing I love how much detail Ms Matthews has added to each part her passion for the era is obvious and another thing I love is how she has sprinkled the whole book with passages and extracts from genuine articles and periodicals from the timeI cannot recommend this enough for anyone who loves their fashion history and Victorian’s then this is a must read

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A Victorian Ladys Guide to Fashion and BeautyWhat did a Victorian lady wear for a walk in the park How did she style her hair for an evening at the theatre And what products might she have used to soothe a sunburn or treat an unsightly blemish Mimi Matthews answers these ues. 'What did a Victorian lady wear for a walk in the park How did she style her hair for an evening at the theatre And what products might she have used to soothe a sunburn or treat an unsightly blemish Mimi Matthews answers these uestions and as she takes readers on a decade by decade journey through Victorian fashion and beauty history Women's clothing changed dramatically during the course of the Victorian era Necklines rose waistlines dropped and Gothic severity gave way to flounces frills and an abundance of trimmings Sleeves ballooned up and skirts billowed out The crinoline morphed into the bustle and steam moulded corsets cinched women's waists ever tighter As fashion was evolving so too were trends in ladies' hair care and cosmetics An era which began by prizing natural barefaced beauty ended with women purchasing lip and cheek rouge false hairpieces and pomades and fashionable perfumes made with expensive spice oils and animal essences Using research from nineteenth century beauty books fashion magazines and lady's journals Mimi Matthews brings the intricacies of a Victorian lady's toilette into modern day focus In the process she gives readers a glimpse of the social issues that influenced women's clothing and the societal outrage that was an all too freuent response to those bold females who used fashion and beauty as a means of asserting their individuality and independence'45 stars rounded down to 4 starsI have read all of Mimi Matthews' historical fictions but A Victorian Lady's Guide to Fashion Beauty is the first of her historical nonfictions which I have read Following her newsletter on her author's page however I can say that the tone if this book is very remenisent of the manner in which she writes those newsletters which often feature deep dives into the various aspects of Victorian life They are always well researched clear and detailed with many uotes from publishings and periodicals of the day focused on the matter The same can be said of this book the time and reasearch put into the writing is clear with plenty of detailI'm very glad for the included illustrations because some of the styles are hard to picture in your mind due to their intricacythe hairstyles are coming to mind for me here There was much of the information in this book that I was previously aware of but I was not clear on the timeline and evolution so it was interesting to see how some trends would fade only to later come back into fashion if slightly altered At the same time though there was some information that was new to me and was similarly interesting to learn aboutNonfictions are not normally my go to but I do enjoy reading them from time to time and I did enjoy reading this one A Victorian Lady's Guide to Fashion and Beauty does a lovely job on detailing the evolution of the Victorian era which paved the way for the further changes and advancements of the Edwardian era I found it very interesting and I will go back at some point to read one of Matthews' other nonfictions In fact I would be interested to read another nonfiction from Mimi Matthews should she write it that similarly details the evolution of fashion and beauty throughout the Edwardian era I received a paperback copy of this book through a giveaway held by the author many thanks to Mimi Matthews for sending me a copy of A Victorian Lady's Guide to Fashion and Beauty This is my honest review