Victorian period is known in as Naughty Nineties (I Terribili ‘90): it refers to an epoch of fun loving (= divertimento amoroso) and laxity (= rilassatezza morale). In this decade the artist Aubrey Bearsdley operated, Oscar Wilde wrote his witty (= sagaci) plays, Arthur Lasenby Liberty built up his laboratory in Regent Street and the suffragette movements began their campaigns to get universal suffrage. England
From 1890 to 1900 ladies’ fashion did not change a lot.
Gowns became simpler and more comfortable with quite plain skirts (= gone lisce) and without bustle (= senza tanti ornamenti) and without trains (= strascichi).
The belts (= cincture) became quite popular and shoulders were emphasised by slightly (= leggermente) puffed sleeves (= maniche a sbuffo) and by flaps (= risvolti).
The collars (= colletti) were very high, sometimes with tips (= punte) under ears.
Towards the end of the century the sleeves became straight (= dritte) , and small and ladies wore bell-shaped double skirt (= gonna doppia a forma di campana) , often with trains (= piccoli strascichi).
The hats became more and more decorated often with feathers (= piume) or very large