How to Embrace Fall’s Victorian-Inspired Clothing Trend

How to Embrace Fall’s Victorian-Inspired Clothing Trend
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Say what you will about the straightlaced Victorian era—technically lasting from 1837 until Queen Victoria’s death in 1901—but there’s no arguing with the fact that the historic period had a lasting impact on fashion, as evidenced by modern designers who regularly churn out collections that feature signature facets of the generation.

This was especially true on Fall 2015 runways, where designers including Alexander McQueen, Alberta Ferretti, Miu Miu, and Chanel tapped into the dark romance of the Victorian era yet put their own modern spin on voluminous sleeves, demure high-neck ruffled blouses, and plenty of lace, velvet, and chiffon.

To avoid looking like you’re testing out an early Halloween costume, we suggest sticking to one articulate piece, and keeping the rest of your look streamlined and modern—an easy feat given the amount of chic Victorian-inspired clothing hitting shelves now.

Here, we’ve rounded up 15 pieces clearly inspired by 19th century England, but will look killer circa right now.



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We've rounded up 15 gorgeous Victorian-inspired pieces—one of Fall 2015's biggest trends.

From left: Alexander McQueen; Pucci; Alberta Ferretti

Photo: Imaxtree

PHILOSOPHY DI LORENZO SERAFINI Ruffled Bib Blouse, $690; at Barneys New York

H&M Blouse with Ruffles, $49.99; at H&M

Saint Laurent Silk-Chiffon and Leather Bow Collar, $425; at Net-a-Porter

Georgia Bell Sleeve Lace Dress, $109; at Pixie Market 

MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Talulah' Pointy Toe Bootie, $195; at Nordstrom

Simone Rocha White Ruffled Blouse, $670; at SSense

Long Velvet Dress, $169; at Zara

Miu Miu Ruffled cotton-poplin blouse, $1,185; at Net-a-Porter

Moyna Velvet Clutch with Contrast Copper Embroidery, $90; at ASOS

JUPE BY JACKIE Buskila ruffled-detail silk blouse, $330; at Matches

Alice and Olivia Talia Pleated Back Long Coat, $798; at Alice and Olivia

Dylan Gray Knit & Lace Turtleneck, $198; at Bloomingdale's

Lace High Neck Top, $80; at Topshop

Amanina Lace Dress, $88; at Nasty Gal 

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