During this time people dressed very elegant. Women would wear long dresses and under they would wear corsets. Corsets would showing women’s social status and their figure of youth. These were seen as support for the weaker gender. Also they were criticized to be uncomfortable and unhealthy. Health professionals would believe that corsets causes cancer, birth defects and miscarriages. It would also cause women to faint due to to all the air in their lungs being emties out. This time the hourglass look was the popular look so women would add extra flounces on to their skirts to widen the hourglass silhouette. They would also wear many layers of petticoats.
During this time not everyone would be able to drive. To be able to drive you need a degree in technical dexterity and mechanical skill. Also they would have to wear certain clothing that include a hat, gloves, duster coats, goggles, and boots. The people who you drive would be very adventurous because they would have to be out in every kind weather and they would be unprotected. It was not easy bing one of the drivers because there was a short supply of gasoline and the tires would easily break and they were exhausting to repair.
Many of the kichtens during this time was not the place where people would entertain their guest. The kichten would be placed in the basement where the servants would be. For entertaining guess would be upstair with the host talking, hanging out while the servant would preparing dinner in the basement.
Queen Victoria rules the United Kingdom (1876-1901). The British Empire was stretched across globe. Also she was the Empress of India. Queen Victoria was very traditional with her political and social view.