Girl AGain is now hosting Trunk Shows on Thursday evenings from 4:30-7 PM. On June 7th we are featuring one of our favorite American Girls, Samantha Parkington.
Learn about clothing from Samantha’s time, written by Girl AGain Trainee Colleen.
Girls Clothing in 1904
Samantha Parkington lived in a time when adults made a lot of fuss over almost everything. They made a fuss over etiquette, following strict rules on how to behave properly in public. They made a fuss about a woman’s role in society, like what hobbies she should pursue and who she should be married to. But perhaps the thing that adults fussed over the most in Victorian times was getting dressed.
Getting dressed in Victorian times required a lot of thought. Back then, girls like Samantha put on a long, frilly undershirt called a chemise and big bloomers trimmed with lace. Girls wore long skirts called petticoats, also trimmed with lace, under their dresses. The more petticoats they wore, the wider the skirts of their dresses were. Their stockings were higher than their knees, with ribbons called garters tied tightly to their legs to keep them up. Girls of Samantha’s status wore frilly, lacy, ruffly dresses to show their place in society. The fancier the dress, the more well-off their family was.
Samantha’s collection features dresses such as her Tea Dress, Cranberry Party dress and Fancy Coat. You can find these and a number of Samantha’s clothes on sale during our Trunk Show and without too much Victorian fuss!
All items featured in the Trunk Show are 10% off. We can take phone orders if you can’t come in.
Here are a few of Samantha’s outfits. We have lots more, plus furniture, accessories and dolls.
Written by Colleen.