Dating 19th century photographs hats
1860s women's dress featured tight bodices with high necks and buttoned fronts.
White lace was popular for collars and cuffs, as were low sloping shoulders that flared out into wide sleeves.
They also wore tight trousers and waistcoats, with high upstanding collars and neckties tied around them. Tiered cape-jackets were fashionable, as were paisley patterned shawls.
Deep bonnets were worn and hair was swept into buns or side coils from a centre parting.
High fastening and tight fitting frock coats were also very fashionable; though a new style called the sack coat (a thigh-length, loosely fitted jacket) became popular.
The bowler hat was invented around 1850, but was generally seen as a working class hat, while top-hats were favoured by the upper classes.
Frock coats were still worn, but generally by older or more conservative men.Neckties were either the knotted 'four in hand', or versions of the bow-tie tied around the collar.In the early part of the decade, women wore tight bodices with high collars and narrow sleeves, much as they had done in the previous decade.Waistcoats were often collarless and single-breasted, and trousers were occasionally cut from a narrow check cloth.High, starched collars were worn with cravats and neck-ties.
Hats and caps were correspondingly small and neat, to fit on top of the hairstyle.