This could be a great look for fall. I like mock turtlenecks and my waistline can be an asset. I like the tailored, sophisticated look, but it has a little edge. I need to probably buy my own shoes, but I like oxfords.
By 1842, Victoria would have been, 23, and trying to appear very grown up. The skirts are widening (as are the hips and bust line after bearing two children), and do so even more in 1847 when she would have already had five children.