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Be part of the party in Victorian attire

The Jubilo Minstrels sport their Victorian attire.
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This year, the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce is encouraging Victorian attire for merchants, vendors and visitors. Dressing for the occasion adds a special touch to the atmosphere the Chamber is trying to create, so they suggest the following for low cost creative Victorian costuming:

• Vest over a high necked shirt

• Knee socks over jeans or pants to look like knickers

• Feathers attached to a broad-brimmed hat and long, elbow-length gloves

• Shirt sleeves pushed up with elastic at elbows

• Long scarf over blouse, sweater, jacket, etc.

• Shawl over blouse or shirt

• Broad colorful suspenders over plain, plaid or paisley shirt

• Bow tie, string tie

• Top hat, bowler, fake handlebar mustache!!!

• Ruffled apron over ankle length dress, skirt

• Ruffled cap

• Long coat with scarf and hat

Use your imagination!! You can probably dress in a Victorian look by just being creative with the clothes in your closet or visit some of Nevada City’s fine stores including: Sister’s, The Hat Store, Mountain Song and Just Jeanna’s.

Try it – It’s lots of fun and adds to the ambience of the celebration.

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