Living Life in an Edwardian Dress

By | June 18th, 2015|Categories: Edwardian Era, Edwardian Fashion|Tags: , , |

Nowadays, we’re lucky if the friends we meet for coffee are wearing jeans and actual shoes instead of flip-flops and sweatpants. In other words, we’re a little more focused on comfort than beauty. But, that attitude may change when we think back to the Edwardian era and all the effort that it took to be [...]

Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society

By | May 4th, 2015|Categories: Ball Gowns, Edwardian Era, Steampunk, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

What is Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society?   The Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society (PEERS) is a non-profit corporation based in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. The organization is dedicated to remembering, researching, and re-creating the performing arts of the past. Their goals include producing and sponsoring original and re-creations of [...]

The fabric of Edwardian Clothing

By | April 27th, 2015|Categories: Edwardian Era|Tags: , |

Edwardian clothing is known for its elegance and simplicity in design. It was a huge transformation from the Victorian Era’s large, full skirts and exaggerated bustles. The free-flowing gowns of the Edwardian Era represented a simplistic design after the dramatic dresses that preceded it. Because they had to be relatively free flowing, the fabrics used [...]

Our new Titanic Style Guide!

By | April 24th, 2015|Categories: Edwardian Era|Tags: , , |

Do you wish you could capture the elegance of a first-class dining room on the RMS Titanic? Do you want to travel back in time to 1912 when the fashions were beaded sheath dresses adorned with decorations and crystals? Well, you should take a look at the brand-new style guide that has taken over Pinterest! [...]

Match the characters: Edwardian Fashions for your Downton Abbey obsession!

By | April 21st, 2015|Categories: Downton Abbey, Edwardian Era|Tags: , |

You’ve looked on eBay, Amazon, and Etsy. You’ve scoured all over the internet. Yet, you can’t find anything nearly as beautiful as the Edwardian Fashions worn by the characters on everyone’s favorite Sunday-night soap opera, Downton Abbey. The fashions on Downton Abbey are true to their time period. Women would change sometimes three times a [...]

Harem Pants: The Lost Edwardian Clothes

By | April 20th, 2015|Categories: Edwardian Era|Tags: , , , |

When people think of the Women’s Liberation Movement, they know that it began in the United Stated in the Edwardian Era with marches for the women’s right to vote, and the 1920’s generally is known for having androgynous fashions that began to dismantle gender stereotypes for fashions. However, women began wearing controversial fashions in the [...]

Belts: The Height of Edwardian Fashion

By | April 17th, 2015|Categories: Edwardian Era|Tags: , |

We all know from movies like Titanic and shows like Downton Abbey how Edwardian fashion looked. Gowns were much freer flowing than the rigid taffeta ones from the Victorian era, and showed off women’s figures more than previous styles of clothing. However, while we all know this, we never talk about a critical piece of [...]

Going Underneath Edwardian Clothes: The Corset

By | April 16th, 2015|Categories: Fashion|Tags: , , , |

The trend of corset-wearing, labeled under the guise of “waist-training,” is becoming popular again. Stars like Lindsey Lohan and the Kardashians are all hopping on the waist-training train in hopes that it will help their figure become the ideal hourglass. Wasn’t this trend lost about a hundred years ago, though? When we think of corsets, [...]

How does Downton get its costumes?

By | April 6th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Downton Abbey has long been a show known for its elegant costumes: whether it’s intricate Edwardian fashion or stylish flapper looks, the costumes on Downton are known for their authenticity and beauty. But, how do the costumes get made? Are they rented or sewed? And who does it all? Well, the Masterpiece costume designer, Anna [...]