Groom Style: What to Wear for a Victorian Wedding?

Q:

Where can I find information on groom's attire in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries? My fiance and I are planning a Victorian wedding ceremony.

A:

Think Hugh Grant in Four Weddings and a Funeral and you'll have the right idea; the gray morning coat with pinstriped trousers, waistcoat, and ascot is totally Victorian. If you want more historical info on the period, contact the Victorian Society in America at (215) 545-8340. You may also want to check out the Amazon Drygoods catalogs, which offer authentic Victorian products. You can order a general catalog, with everything from corsets to cookbooks, or check out the clothing and shoe catalogs. They cost $3 to $7 each; call (800) 798-7979.


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