Victorian Respectability and the Etiquette of Dress
Author: Grove, Jane
Source: Costume, The Costume Society Conference, 1973 , pp. 17-19(3)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:The Victorian concern with respectability and the etiquette attached to it is frequently ridiculed and condemned as snobbish and hypocritical, but basically it had a serious purpose in setting and maintaining civilised standards of social behaviour at a time when rapid and uncontrolled industrial expansion threatened to split English society into "Two Nations" – the Rich, intent on expansion and profits, and the Poor, overwhelmed by the struggle for existence.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1973-04-06