I saw this today on FamilySearch – 1850s Fashion | How Women, Men, and Children Dressed: https://www.familysearch.org/en/blog/1850s-fashion-trends Longer article, but I included the topics below.
By Alison Ensign April 14, 2022
In 1850s fashion, women wore dresses with large, voluminous skirts, and men wore suits with dark coats and light trousers. Women’s skirts became increasingly large throughout the decade, a trend supported by the introduction of the crinoline, a structured undergarment created with hoops. While men’s clothing remained relatively consistent throughout the decade, the lounge coat was introduced for suit coats, a look that would quickly grow in popularity. Young boys typically wore long, loose trousers with the long, flared tunic. Girls and young women wore pleated dresses with short sleeves and short hair.
Let’s take a closer look at what men, women, and children wore in the 1850s.
What Did the Women Wear in the 1850s?
1850 Men’s Wear
How Did Children Dress in 1850?
What Did Your Ancestors Wear in the 1850s?