The Victorian girls, from the very beginning, were well trained and groomed to become the perfect wives and mothers.
A woman was never permitted to go out alone and meet a gentleman.
Increased mobility due to the growth of the railroad and other widespread economic improvements vastly broadened a young lady’s scope of prospective husbands.
Meanwhile, the Victorian era saw a rise in awareness of birth defects associated with reproduction among relatives.
Society would know young Victorian ladies through a ball or dance.
This was called “coming out” and was an indication that a young woman was interested in finding potential suitors.
The popular image of young ladies lacing themselves into corsets drawn up as tight as their maids could make them is a bit misleading.