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Victorian day at school

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18yearstooold Sat 31-Jan-15 19:25:04

Expected to dress up in Victorian style


I've got a long skirt and a wrap/shawl

Can I get away with a short sleeved shirt?

How seriously do people take these things?

cosmicglittergirl Sat 31-Jan-15 19:44:37

I've done a few of these, we weren't particularly strict, one year I wore a Victoriana style black blouse from amazon with a long black skirt. The last time I did it I was heavily pregnant (Victorians would never have had a pregnant teacher as I told chn) I wore a long black mat skirt, billowy white blouse and black shawl I looked more serving wench than teacher! There's options to hire/buy costumes but I really don't think it matters. The best part of it is having a day of complete silence while the children dare potatoes (a real Victorian lesson!) and practising their copperplate writing.

cosmicglittergirl Sat 31-Jan-15 19:45:08

Draw, not dare

18yearstooold Sat 31-Jan-15 22:18:20

It will definitely be interesting to see some of them be silent!

toomuchicecream Sun 01-Feb-15 09:16:12

I wear my sari petticoat (full length, blue with a small ruff round the bottom - £3 from Southall!) with a plain white M&S blouse and a cameo broach at the neck. Black boots and a crochet bedspread wrapped round as a shawl to complete the look.

toomuchicecream Sun 01-Feb-15 09:16:45

Oh - and with the addition of a straw hat and umbrella the same outfit became Mary Poppins for book day smile

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