PORTFOLIO | My first Victorian Dress, discovering the Romantic Era Fashion

Let's discover the Victorian dresses! A new age has arrived at Atelier Serraspina. After two years of exploring the fashion of the 1770s and 1780s, I am now exploring the dresses of the Romantic era. These are dresses that European and American women wore in the 1830-1840s. In other words, the very first models of the Victorian era.


Atelier Serraspina, 1830's dress in linen

My Romantic Dress or Early Victorian Dress

Victorian fashion is very different from 18th-century fashion. The skirt still has the same generous volume, the waist is tight, but the bust has a completely different line. The large bateau neckline replaces the square designs of Georgian or Regency dresses. The narrow sleeves are now replaced by long puffed sleeves.

Atelier Serraspina, Romantic Era Dress in Green Linen



Atelier Serraspina, Eugénie 1830s dress in almond green linen

Eugénie in almond green linen

Here is the very first model of the Eugenie Collection by Atelier Serraspina: a romantic dress from 1830, made of medium-heavy linen (200 gr/m2) in almond green.



Atelier Serraspina, Early Victorian Dress in almond green linen

I chose to trim the bateau neckline of this dress with a pleated ribbon, decorated with small white roses.

The closure of this romantic dress is done in the back with a hooks and eyes tape.

Atelier Serraspina, Early Victorian gown in almond linen
For me, who is used to wearing 18th-century dresses, this is quite a novelty!