in 19th century England
Music Halls and Penny Gaffs
Dress and Atire
Dress and Attire
Men often wore coats with long tails and long pants. Top hats were a common sight, and men typically swept their hair underneath. Facial hair was preferable in this time period.
Women typically wore clothes that showed their figure and physique. The smaller the waist, the better (according to society in the 1800's). Long sleeved dresses were typically worn during the day, and at night, short and puffed sleeved dresses. Bonnets were often wore outdoors, with top knots worn underneath. Throughout the 1800's, hairstyles became more popular and women often lost the hats.
The polka was yet another dance that became popular in this era. The polka was a fast-paced dance that brought joy and pleasure to the thousands of people who enjoyed dancing.