1860s women's dress featured tight bodices with high necks and buttoned fronts.
White lace was popular for collars and cuffs, as were low sloping shoulders that flared out into wide sleeves.
The skirt continued to be full and bell-shaped until around 1865 when it began to lose its volume at the front and move its emphasis towards the back.
Ornaments for evening wear included floral wreaths, ostrich feathers, pomegranate flowers, wheatears and butterflies.
In the 1860s it was fashionable for men's coats and jackets to be single-breasted and semi-fitted, extending to the mid thigh.
Waistcoats were often collarless and single-breasted, and trousers were occasionally cut from a narrow check cloth.
High, starched collars were worn with cravats and neck-ties.
Hair was parted from the centre and moderately waved.
A particular hairstyle, known as 'Dundreary whiskers' or 'Piccadilly weepers', were long pendant side-whiskers worn with a full beard and drooping moustache.1870s women's fashion placed an emphasis on the back of the skirt, with long trains and fabric draped up into bustles with an abundance of flounces and ruching.
The waist was lower in the 1870s than the 1860s, with an elongated and tight bodice and a flat fronted skirt. Hair was dressed high at the back with complicated twists and rolls, falling to the shoulders, adorned with ribbons, bands and decorative combs.
Hats were very small and tilted forward to the forehead.
1840s fashion is characterised by low and sloping shoulders, a low pointed waist, and bell-shaped skirts that grew increasingly voluminous throughout the decade. Hair was parted in the centre with ringlets at the side of the head, or styled with loops around the ears and pulled into a bun at the back of the head.