Upstairs, downstairs. The life of the Victorian and Edwardian era maid, housekeeper, servant, nanny or nurse has become just as fascinating as that of the rich lords and ladies upstairs. The costuming of a Victorian maid or Edwardian servant is fairly simple, the apron and cap being the most critical part of the outfit. We searched online and found ready-made and lovingly handmade reproduction aprons in the 19th century, Victorian, Edwardian, WW1, Titanic, and French maid styles. These Victorian aprons can be worn over a plain dress or skirt and blouse for most servant outfits. Some of the following costumes come as a complete set. Simple shoes such as Mary Janes, boots, and slippers can be found here.
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