DID YOU KNOW VICTORIAN WOMEN DIDN’T WEAR PINK?
Victorian women in the 18th century and 19th century were more different than these of modern days.
People in England lived to an average age of 40 during the 19-th century. Infants died from diseases, mishaps and malnutrition and children also died at a higher rate. However if a girl managed to survive to adulthood they survived up to age of 50, 60, 70 or even older. As the century progressed advancements were made in sanitation, nutrition and medical care which lengthened their lifespans.
The average of marriages for men was 28 years old and for women 26 at the end of 18th century. During the 19th century the age fell to 22 for women. It varied depending on social and economic class in marrying, where working class women tended to marry slightly older. Well the prevailing modern idea suggests that all English ladies to wed before leaving teenage years.
In the 18 the century they married their first cousins which was considered wise because health will remain in the same hands and it was easier for women to be courted. But in the 19th century an increase in railroad and economic improvements broadened the scope for husbands. They also didn’t wear pink attires. White clothes were considered for children, as they grew older boys wore pink and girls preferred blue. That’s in the 19th century