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What were the rich like in Victorian times?
Rich Victorians lived in large houses that were well heated and clean. Children got a good education either by going away to school or having a governess who taught them at home (this is usually how girls were educated). Wealthy people could also afford to buy beautiful clothes.
What did Rich children wear in the Victorian times?
A soaker was the Victorian forerunner to plastic pants. Over these basic layers, he would wear a shirt that tied at the neck in front, a petticoat and a long white dress. Both boys and girls wore long dresses. The richer you were, the longer the skirt!
What clothes did Victorian people wear?
The fashion of the 19th century is renowned for its corsets, bonnets, top hats, bustles and petticoats. Women’s fashion during the Victorian period was largely dominated by full skirts, which gradually moved to the back of the silhouette.
What did rich Victorian ladies do?
PART I: THE RICH More specifically, it was a rich, upper-class, man’s world, and even better if you had land, a large house, a title, and a doting wife. Women of this class enjoyed a life full of all the things money could buy; travel, fine clothes, good food and of course, servants and staff to do chores for them.
What did the poor Victorians wear?
Poor Victorian women wore thin dirty dresses which were dark colours and made from cotton or wool because silk and linen would be far too expensive and wouldn’t last as long as they needed them to last for ages.
What did the rich Victorians think of the poor?
|The Poor||The Wealthy|
|had few luxuries. ate food they could afford to buy worked long hours lived in damp, filthy conditions. Many children died of disease.||usually well fed, clean and well clothed. didn’t need to work lived in big houses with servants went on holidays children had expensive toys children went to school|
How did Victorian kids dress?
Boys and girls wore white gowns as infants and toddlers, graduating to suits, sailor clothes, or sporty knicker outfits for boys and long or short dresses with aprons for girls. Both genders wore button-up boots. Young girls wore bonnets and boys wore caps and straw hats.
How did rich Victorians earn money?
In a poor Victorian family, each member worked as hard as possible to try to earn money in order to survive. Jobs included factory work and mining and was very poorly paid. Even children worked in jobs down mines and sweeping chimneys. Rich Victorian men had jobs such as doctors, lawyers, bankers and factory owners.
Why did Victorians wear so many clothes?
The Victorians, too, wore *more* layers of clothing in the cooler, winter months for protection and warmth. They shed most of those layers when hot weather came.
How did poor Victorians dress?
Poor Victorian women wore thin dirty dresses which were dark colours and made from cotton or wool because silk and linen would be far too expensive and wouldn’t last as long as they needed them to last for ages. Poor women would usually only have one dress but if they were lucky they would have two.
What age did Victorians get married?
They didn’t marry young. At the end of the 18th century, the average age of first marriage was 28 years old for men and 26 years old for women. During the 19th century, the average age fell for English women, but it didn’t drop any lower than 22.
How did Victorians make clothes?
Materials such as lycra and nylon had not been invented and most everyday clothes were made from wool and cotton. Rich Victorians would have had lots of outfits and would have chosen material such as silk and satin for their finest clothes. Poor Victorians were not able to spend very much money on clothes.