Year 6

Mrs Devlin


Victorian Christmas Experience - Dressing-up Suggestions

All of the following clothing suggestions can be simply made - older family relations and charity shops are a good resource, and it is great if men's shirts, female servant's blouses, mob-caps & pinafores can be starched if possible. 

Male guests and family

White cotton shirt


Black or patterned waistcoat

Black dinner jacket

Black trousers

Black lace-up shoes

Male servants

White cotton shirt

Red and white spotted neckerchief

Black or dark striped/plain waistcoat

Long, dark green bibbed apron

Black trousers

Black lace-up shoes


Female guests and family

Long sleeve, high-neck blouse

Long full skirt - these could be silky fabrics

Ballet pumps or low-heeled shoes

'Paisley' or silky shawl


Hair should be worn 'up' if possible

Female servants

Elbow length blouse

Long, plan dark skirt - these could be cotton/wollen fabrics

Black lace-up shoes

Dark woollen shawl

White cotton pinny

Hair should be tucked under mob cap


Participants Kit List

Listed below are various items which participants are recommended to bring (full list on handout):

Wellies, trainers, coat/anorak, jumpers/sweatshirts, T-shirts, underwear, socks, thick woollen socks, trousers/tracksuit bottoms, PJs, towel, hat & gloves...



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