I have been watching the series called Lillie based on the life of Lille Langtry who was a Professional Beauty and compared to some of the others was not very nice- being known as a beauty corrupted her. Some were beautiful but had more stable lives. This is Edwardian England, before WWI, around Sherlock Holmes time. If we could forgo the corset wearing I think it would be glamorous to dress again like these fine ladies did- one fashion I havent seen again but might just take up. Here are some examples of real women from that time.