The Victorian Era began in the late 1830's and lasted until the early 1900's. The fashion started out with clothing emphasizing the demure gentility of Victorian ladies and then became very elaborate. Early Victorian skirts were bell-shaped, then progressed to elaborate overskirts and bustles. Elegant gowns were reserved for the ballroom and formal dinner parties where the most luxurious fabrics, lavish trimmings, and sparkling jewels could be worn for breathtaking effects. Indulge yourself in our beautiful gowns of taffeta, silk, lace, velvet and more. Many of our gowns are handmade here in Michigan and can be customized for you.