Attempting to create a Victorian inspired ensemble without looking costume-y was quite a challenge but I think I just may have pulled it off using items I already had in my wardrobe!
What do you think?
Get the details behind my Victorian Chic outfit + the quick no-sew tute for creating a high collared blouse below:
Knit slouchy hat (handmade gift) €0 – Vintage Brooch (inherited) €0 – Vest (had for years) €0 – Vintage Blouse (thrifted) €1 – Lace Trimmed Skirt (thrifted) €1 – Tights (had for years) €0 – Chunky Heeled Shoes (had for years & refashioned) €0
Total cost: €2
To quickly create a Victorian high-necked collar simply button up your shirt, pop the collar up, fold the top half of the collar back down over itself (like a turtleneck) and secure in place with a vintage brooch.
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