Why You Need Victorian Inspired Fashion In Rotation This Fall

When dressing like you live in the 1800s is sexy. In collaboration with Bergdorf Goodman.

By: Emily Ramshaw
Styling: Emily Ramshaw, Laurel Pantin
Photography: Jake Rosenberg

Victorians were known for having a stiff upper lip: the era was more about morality than sex appeal. But trust fall 2016 fa-shun to turn the period of the starched collar and Charles Dickens into what is quite possibly the sexiest way to dress this fall. Designers: they do what they want.

 

But this isn’t your everyday Victorian garb. There isn’t any boning, crinolines, or bustles here: This isn’t a costume. This is something to wear on a first date. It is high necks and ruffles and corsets, but in none ways you would expect. On the same note, this isn’t bumpin-in-the-club sex appeal, this is intelligent, more-than-meets-the-eye, 2016 sex appeal.

Let us explain. The corsets are in menswear fabrics and are worn over blouses (for work, at least). The neck is high, but the white eyelet (sweet, but not too sweet) is sheer. And the ruffles, well, they go up high on your thigh—and they’re worn with a lace-up shirt and a choker. This isn’t your great-great-great Granny’s Victorian. You heard it here first.

Shop the trend online or in-store at Bergdorf Goodman (212.753.7300; 5th Avenue and 58th Street, New York, NY or email [email protected]). 
×