Edwardian styles are, interestingly, inspiring modern designers, thanks to the influence of Downton Abbey. And for good reason. They're sooooo pretty! In the early 1900s, the bustle of the late 19th century had disappeared, and skirts had slimmed. And while the corset for the most part remained a staple of life, a few influential designers decided that a woman's natural figure was to be desired and began introducing clothes that tossed the corset out the window. Freedom!
Take a look at some of these gorgeous clothes...
|Evening gowns, 1911|
|Hand-embroidered/beaded, layered tulle dress, c. 1910|
|Satin/tulle dinner gown with metallic embroidery, c. 1912|
|Floral tulle dress with beaded/embroidered panels, c.1905|
|c. 1900 Liberty & Co velvet burnous|
Maybe next week we'll look at the wide variety of hats, from extravagant wide-brims to the predecessor of the cloche of the 20s, in style during the Edwardian period. But for now, my boy-o's begging for breakfast...