Dandizette is a blog curated by Vivian Charlesworth (www.viviancharlesworth.com) that exhibits her everyday fashion inspiration.
Check out Dandizette’s surreal style blog at http://www.dandizette.com
A dandizette is a female dandy. The term came into common usage during the years 1816-1820 when an abundance of caricatures came into being that depicted ladies in the extravagant Regency fashions of the era. The increase in feathers in the bonnets, along with enlarged muffs and shorter skirts, painted an amusing picture to the conservatives of the era, as well as asserted the fact that clothing is not always about necessity.
In the weekly journal “All the Year Round” written by Charles Dickens (Volume 1. December 5, 1868 to May 29th, 1869), the term Dandizette became a word which would live on. Dickens wrote: ”The dandies and dandizettes of 1819-20 must have been a strange race. “Dandizette” was a term applied to the feminine devotees to dress, and their absurdities were fully equal to those of the dandies.”