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"The Young Victoria"

After she becomes queen in 1837, Victoria's silhouette becomes more streamlined and sophisticated, and she wears brighter colors (because new dyes were being developed at the time). "[The change] was a backlash against the 1830s, which was about putting as much stuff as you could on a dress," says costume designer Sandy Powell, who was able to study several of Queen Victoria's gowns at Kensington Palace. Liam Daniel / Apparition Films
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