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First names were most often used by childhood or school friends. If the friendship was made after school age, first names would only really be used by women. Men were far more likely to refer to their friends by their surnames, a mark of familiarity. — Documentation


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Victorian Fashion

Wizarding characters have two main options when it comes to fashion: the dress robe, as appear in Goblet of Fire, or late 1880s muggle fashion. The vast majority of characters would mix these styles to some extent, such as in pairing a pointy wizarding-hat with an elegant bustle dress.

~Women

For western women, in the late 1880s, fashion was emphasized by one specific characteristic: the bustle. The bustle is a framework used to support the layers of skirts and to give them a stylish shape; in the late 1880s it was fashionable to have a bustle so large that it bordered on preposterous. The back of the dress was the most important part, paired with a rigid corset to create an 's-shaped' silhouette. Upper class women may need help to dress and undress, accordingly! To see fashion plates check out Charming RP resources on Pinterest.

Women's hair would be pulled back or otherwise held up; ringlets were considered quite fashionable. Keeping one's hair down was often associated with prostitutes.

~Men

Working, middle, and upper class men would all wear jackets and waistcoats with full-length trousers.

Three-piece suits called "ditto suits" were popular as were dinner jackets. Top hats were a requirement for upper class fashion.

For outdoor pursuits, men would wear sturdy Norfolk jackets and tweed or woolen breeches.

Documentation written by Beanie exclusively for Charming.
Many thanks to the following sources:
Wikipedia: 1880's in Western Fashion,
Landscape Change Program: 1880's Women's Clothing