August 10, 2012
When she died, Queen Victoria, who ruled Great Britain and Ireland for a record-breaking 64 years, left her enormous wardrobe (including her "unmentionables") to members of the Royal Household. All of the items are now dispersed in public and private collections, however, Victoria's royal undergarments are easily identifiable since her Imperial Cypher, "VR" (Victoria Regina) was always worked into each piece. Victoria's nightgowns also bore numbers below each monogram and, though the precise origins of the numbers are unknown, it is believed that her garments were ordered in quantities and worn in rotation.
Our Victorian Nightgown is a dead ringer for one of Drina's best. Pure cotton. High collar. Lots of lace. You'll feel like royalty climbing into bed or just lounging around the house in this sumptuous, vintage white number.
Funny thing, the Victorians are known for their prudishness and yet famous for their beautiful lingerie and night clothes.
What contradictions have got you thinking today?