Ways Victorian fashion could kill you
From arsenic-laced clothes to flammable fabrics
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FASHION Victorian era
Victorian fashion might look incredibly glamorous in period dramas, but there is more to hoop skirts and top hats than just being aesthetically pleasing. Victorian fashion was also dangerous, and many times even deadly. Toxic chemical compounds were often used, and then there were, of course, diseases that spread through fabric. But there's more—a lot more.
Browse through the following gallery and discover how harmful fashion was during the Victorian era.