Cottagecore Underwear: What did Victorians wear? (Don’t pretend you’re not curious)
Hero is Victorian-inspired nightwear from MaddeVintageInspired
Step into your fabulous boudoir and spring into the new cottagecore trend! If you’ve been wondering what to wear with your floaty prairie dresses and crochet tops, the answer could be a modern version of cottagecore underwear. Soft, comfy, and oh-so-romantic, this trend is all about embracing a simpler, more feminine lifestyle.
It’s been years since cottagecore has taken the fashion world by storm. That’s quite a staying power for a niche style like that, right?
An aesthetic of whimsical, handcrafted clothing inspired by 18th to 19th century style of the nobility in rural England, it’s a look that captures both the artistic theme of nature and the practicality of the lifestyle of the past.
In the past months that trend has been oversimplified by a lot. And that makes sense - a minimalist flavor of cottagecore is far more wearable on the daily than the full Victorian costume. For instance, you get to wear jeans in modern cottagecore.
On the other hand, among the more daring aesthetic fashionistas, the trends are now being extended even to underwear. It does make a lot of sense to want to wear undergarments that go at least in broad strokes with the aesthetic of your outfit. It makes even a minimalist cottagecore dress wear differently. We are thrilled to be on the bandwagon of a trend that’s quickly turning into a lifestyle.
What was the original Victorian underwear like?
Victorian-era undergarments were sometimes heavy and depending on the material could be quite uncomfortable. The softness of the material was the main difference between what the rich and the poor wore. You could have that scratchier, heavier undies made of coarse linen, or you could have a soft and lacy set from a thin silk blend. But obviously undies were an essential part of the fashion of the day either way.
From corsets and petticoats to chemises and crinolines, the undergarments of the Victorians illustrate the importance placed on modesty and respectability at the time.
What do the Victorian-style undergarments look like today?
Since we are always on the look-out for vintage-inspired pieces, we can’t stop gushing about the recent collection of cottagecore underclothing from Etsy. It features handcrafted pieces made with intricate details, featuring soft floral fabrics, delicate laces and frills in beautiful pastel colors.
The underwear looks like something straight out of a Victorian-era romance novel, giving us the feels of something from a distant era. They are so sweet and dreamy, it’s hard not to feel like a proper modern-day lady.
Social media sometimes call these underwear pieces for being sustainable and modern with a vintage twist – and we could not agree more. It’s amazing to see someone so popular wearing such sophisticated pieces and making them look even more captivating with her modern styling.
Let’s look through some modern Victorian-style undergarments now.
Victorian Peignoir by MaddeVintageInspired
Night gown from MaddeVintageInspired
Cottagecore underwear is the perfect choice for those of you who want to feel glamorous and pay homage to the trappings of the past. Whether you opt for a dainty camisole or behold feminine frills with a voluminous high-necked petticoat, these pieces bring the vintage look into the modern world, blending nostalgia with contemporary fashion. No wonder it’s becoming one of the hottest trends!
Give your wardrobe a touch of romantic elegance and make a statement with these charming cottagecore underwear pieces!
Not surprisingly, indie fashionistas are drawn to the comfortable, feminine vibes of cottagecore-inspired lingerie – a style that embraces a soft, pastel-washed aesthetic but with modern touches like sleek silk lingerie and edgy bralettes. It’s the perfect combination of sultry and sweet, and it looks amazing on everyone. So, if you’re in the mood to tap into the cottagecore superstar style, the underwear section is a great place to start!