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What are some good websites for sophisticated junior clothing?

Well I would try alloy(www.alloy.com), they have junior clothing that's very reasonably priced. Some of the things are more casual, but the dresses and skirts can be cute and I think the dress pants come in lengths which is always nice. Also, try Delia's it's my favorite store, but other than their dresses they don't have very formal attire if that's what you're looking for, most of it is casual. GAP is very sophisticated as well as Limited and Express, but those can be a little more pricey. Most companies that make clothing in junior sizes don't make very sophisticated styles. If you want dressy clothes, you will most likely have to go to adult sizes, which isn't a big deal, just find stores that have sizes 2 and 4 if you're concerned about the sizes being too big. Good luck!

What was society like in the Victorian era?

Well, here's what I know. Society was definitely split into three categories; upper-class, middle and lower/working. Depending on your class, is what type of lifestyle you had. Upper-class enjoyed and had time for leisure such as watching theatre, operas, ballets. They could afford pleasure and nice houses and maids/slaves to help out. They most probably had a nice apartment in London for the exciting lifestyle and a manor in the countryside. For the middle-class, sort of like nowadays, better than working, but not as good as upper. Lower/working class usually lived near the city so they could work, they had inadequate health/food and could usually not afford slaves. Back in London around this time, they had things called 'workhouses' and this was were really poor people had to come to get some (very, very little) money. They worked hard, long labour, for nearly nothing. It had horrible conditions and even children worked here, it was a horror to be forced to work in the workhouse. Morals for upper/middle class was that to be a good Christian person, because England's religion was Church of England and everybody in England then was white/ English so not many other religions were accepted apart from Christian beliefs. Working-class usually attended Church as well but their morals might have been lowered as many poor people became thieves, pick-pocketers, prostitutes for money otherwise they might not have lived. And fashion, well you probably know it, but for all classes, you had to be modest and covered-up nicely.

Although cheap is not what women generally prefer while visiting the stores, at times, they do need to look for some. There are plenty of options open for the women to track down the affordable options in the market. These online stores keep giving discount offers that brings down the prices of the dresses to really cheaper ones. Even the bandage dresses have somewhat gathered the attraction in the range of cheap dresses and women can easily try them out if needed. Visit Xwalker shopping search engine to find out more such dress.

How was Victorian Era Fashion Hedonistic?

Depends on your definition of Hedonistic. The lower levels of society certainly weren't, but at the very highest levels of Victorian Society you could make a case for it.

1) Society dictated that men and women MUST wear the appropriate clothing for the occasion. This entailed having morning outfits, afternoon outfits, walking clothes, sporting clothes, hunting "pinks", and a wide variety of different types of evening wear (dancing, party, theater, musicale' - all similar, but slightly different)

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This list doesn't include the various types of underclothing that went with the various types of clothes. And remember, clothes of that time weren't cleaned the same way as today - much of this clothing wasn't designed to be WASHED - the clothes were mostly spot cleaned. Washing, as we understand it today involved boiling the garments. The undergarments were designed to be boiled and washed, not the outer garments.

2) Women's clothing (upper class again) was designed to require assistance to don. Tapes to be tied, buttons to be buttoned, ribbons to be tied all required additional hands. Buttons even today display this - traditionally women's button's are buttoned left-handed and men's are buttoned right-handed. This was to allow the right-handed ladies maid to do up milady's buttons.

3) If you extend fashion to include the architecture of the time, just look at the "gingerbread" that became popular during the Victorian era. The opulence and over-decorated appearance of early Victorian buildings is well-known and examples are easy to find.
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4) Victorian furniture displays many of the characteristics of Victorian homes. Massive, heavy furniture with lots of carving and details. The exotic woods and hand detailing on these furniture pieces made them quite expensive. The furniture was all very specialized, single purpose pieces, Only the highest classes in a high stratified society could have afforded this type of furniture.
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I can't agree with the idea that the entire Victorian Era was Hedonistic; but a case could be made that the top levels of society were.

So I'm a professional photographer who does lingerie shoots and I think I can answer this.We make models put lots of different types of padding in their lingerie to get the best fit. Also usually make them wear one size smaller which looks better on camera but becomes annoying for the model in an hour.There are pads for bra so that the nipples don't poke. There are pads for the butt to make it more succulent and for the crotch to hide camel toe and to give proper shape to the crotch area.Models usually don't wear anything inside their lingerie for obvious reasons but sometimes they can cover up their essentials with skin colored cloth tape.Nudity is very normal for us, it's our job. We are all there to make a living.

Gilded Age lower class women's dress?

"Still women continually wearing figure distorting corsets, unpractical skirt hoops and the magnitude of petticoats or ‘risk being considered unworthy of their class’. In the late Victorian era there was a change in the social life of women as they became involved with some active sports, such as cycling and tennis. This increased the desire for ‘garments suitable for participation in sports’ and the need for modification of clothing to allow easier movement. But still for everyday wear many women still wore the traditional styles, which even though they now had fewer petticoats, the heavily boned corsets for the wasp waist and S-bend silhouettes were still being worn." http://www.australianhistoryresearch.inf...

And the Rational Dress Society:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rational_Dr...

http://doloresmonet.hubpages.com/hub/Fas...

http://www.angelpig.net/victorian/fashion.html
History sites:
http://www.connerprairie.org/Learn-And-Do/Indiana-History/America-1860-1900/Lives-Of-Women.aspx
http://www.historyteacher.net/USProjects/DBQs2000/APUSH2000-DBQ6.htm
http://www.loyno.edu/~history/journal/1989-0/rodrigues.htm
http://www.localhistories.org/middleclass.html
Victorian Magazine:
http://www.victoriana.com/VictorianHouses/

These are photos of real gowns (for the well-to-do) from the time period - window shopping is nice:
http://entertainment.webshots.com/album/576099473gwoQQj?start=12

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