I’m tentatively putting together an Edwardian costume.
Because there’s the EDWARDIAN BALL in San Francisco, duh.
And I’m thinking I MIGHT go this year.
The Edwardian period started in 1901 and ended in 1910 and as far as I can tell, these were the fashionable silhouettes of the era:
Emphasis on small waists, an enlarged posterior, multiple layers of fabric, intricate beading and flamboyant hats.
It’s really a shame the Edwardian period didn’t extend a little further into the 1900s because I SERIOUSLY LOVE all the fashion of Downton Abbey.
Think Titanic (1912) meets Art Deco (1908+).
The thing about it is I love the fashion of the WWI era, which followed the Edwardian Period and I’m SO tempted to just go with that look.
Check out a few of the dresses I’ve been scoping out:
I think I’m going to get the last dress for no other reason than it’s the least expensive one (even though the middle one is my favorite ($325)).
Softening the blow is that fact that I found a STUPENDOUS hat to go with the dress:
What does it mean when the dress you’re wearing costs one tenth the cost of the accessories, because THAT’S THE DIRECTION I’M GOING IN.
Dress – $40
Hat – $400
Showing up at a former lover’s house looking like THE BOMB – PRICELESS!