Blouse & Top
Steampunk Costumes and Victorian Top
Who don’t want to leave in fantasy? Everyone has childhood dream of being a character that they found ideal. Many people romanticized the fictional character and some even want to act like a person of negative shade from past nevertheless everyone nurtures the dream of becoming a person they would like to and theme of steampunk is something similar to this ideology. Dressing like person from Victorian age in the background of advance fictional Victorian technology belongs to a person who admires the rich Victorian history and lifestyle. Aside from showing interest in Victorian philosophy and lifestyle, Victorian costume has played vital role in establishing steampunk sub-genre.
Out of various costumes, blouses and tops were one aspect of Victorian women dress. Sleeves of blouses during those times had pagoda. Some had high neckline with lace or some come with tatted collars. These victorian top of high neckline and long sleeves were considered as day dress. Their evening tops and blouses were exactly opposite in features. Low neckline or short sleeves were worn in evening. In later periods high collared shirts and chemisette became part of their wear. Truly it was a period of revolution technologically and socially. Women started to wear men’s attire like pants and shirts although not accepted by larger section of society, so what - revolution was in its initial stage.
Now many steampunk costumes are created by altering the designs of clothing belonging to particular figure from past era to create a collection and several collections are created in this fashion by steampunk costume designers. Inspiration for steampunk tops and blouses are as well taken from Victorian designs. Blouses with frilly end sleeves, puffed sleeves or narrow end sleeves could be easily recognized with aesthetics of bygone eras. Features like antiques of buttons in front, drawstrings, and laces are not only for providing graceful look to wearer and also for comfort and ease.
People relate steampunk attires to skin showing costumes which is not the whole truth. Punk Victorian costumes could be as elegant as The Wickfield Blouse This elegant blouse has net cuff and scarf and will look great with any steampunk corset and could be worn on many formal and informal occasions.
In our store we have use of fabrics like cotton, poly satin, brocade, rayon to create an exclusive range of Victorian inspired steampunk blouses and tops. These glamours, gorgeous yet graceful steampunk costumes have power to take anyone in fantasy land thus they are appropriate with the theme of steampunk sub-genre