Edwardian motoring fashions

By | December 8th, 2021|Categories: Edwardian Era, Edwardian Fashion, Fashion, Women's History|Tags: , , |

I recently gave a presentation on women and the Victorian bicycle craze and explored the way that women’s fashion was examined as the popularity of the bicycle. At the end of the presentation, I touched briefly on the next craze on wheels that hit the public, the automobile. I showed a selection of images from [...]

Achieving the Gibson Girl S-silhouette: it's all about the padding

By | August 17th, 2021|Categories: Edwardian Era, Edwardian Fashion, Fashion, Women's History|Tags: , , , |

If there is one thing that visually defines the Edwardian era it is the Gibson Girl and that short-lived but highly distinguishable S-silhouette. The look was a far cry from the silhouette of the Victorian era: a skirt expanding at the waist with a very fitted bodice. Rather than being defined from a front view, [...]

Preparing for an Edwardian-themed event

By | August 30th, 2020|Categories: Edwardian Era, Edwardian Fashion|Tags: , , , , , |

Guess what I did this weekend? Many of our readers will be pleased to know that I rented Somewhere in Time and enjoyed every minute. Though I was quite unsettled by the ending, it is an adorable movie with a great script. And most of all, similar to the experience of watching Sofia Coppola's Marie [...]

Edwardian women fashion: morning, noon, and night

By | August 27th, 2020|Categories: Edwardian Era, Edwardian Fashion|Tags: , , , , , |

The Edwardian Era was a great time for fashion! After the outward social stiffness of the Victorian Era, King VII came onto the stage with a bit of flair and a more relaxed approach, and things slowly started to evolve. With the new century also came a desire for innovation, and designers became increasingly inventive [...]

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 [...]