The Victorian Era was a very influential time in the history of clothing for people and also for dolls. Queen Victoria was the reigning Queen of England from 1837-1901. The trend in clothing took on a whole new look during that era. Ladies' fashions were greatly inspired by Queen Victoria having the Victorian look. The dresses were designed with low pointed waists, sleeves having sloping shoulders and the skirts were belled. A chemise, a corset and layers of petticoat were what the fashionable ladies were wearing between the 1840's and 1850's. A poke bonnet was often worn during the 1800's. Before the 1830's the brim was large, then the brim got smaller and more round during the 1830's and up. During the early 1850's crinoline was more popular to wear than petticoats. The skirts became wider. Dresses were worn during the daytime showing a solid bodice where the evening gown became much more provocative having a very low neckline and often adorning sleeves worn to the elbow. Long gloves were worn along with a thin shawl draped over the shoulders.