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April 21, 2020

45 Charming Photos That Defined Fashion Styles of Edwardian Women

Edwardian fashion refers to the clothing that was in style between the late 1890s and 1914 or the beginning of the Great War (World War I). Also called La Belle Epoque (the Beautiful Era), and the Gilded Age, this was a time when women's fashions took on a new opulence and extravagance, inspired by the hedonistic lifestyle of Britain's King Edward VII.

The design trends of the Edwardian era revolved around the S curve when corsets created an S-shaped female silhouette, a change from the Victorian hourglass figure.

The S bend corset forced the hips back and bust forward. The ideal female figure was a mature woman with a pigeon shaped monobosom.

Take a look at these charming photos from Steve Given to see what women looked like during Edwardian era.

















































1 comment:

  1. These are wonderful! The vast majority of these women aren't wearing an S-bend corset though - the S-bend went out around 1908 or thereabouts and there are pictures in this collection that are clearly as late as 1915-1919. The women with the straighter, more natural silhouettes are wearing long-line corsets.

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