Walking Dress, ca. 1899. I wish we still dressed like this today. Gorgeous good quality clothing, and people's bodies were actually covered.

steampunk - Walking Dress, ca. I wish we still dressed like this today. Gorgeous good quality clothing, and people's bodies were actually covered.

I wish we dressed like this still... It's just so beautiful! <3

Victorian Era Fashion: Historic Clothing

This showcases the "La belle Epoque" spirit of the era during the Edwardian era. This image demonstrates the type of dress style that women wore. La belle Epoque was a period in history that lead up to WWI.

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Beautiful Flapper - in a sparkly beaded cloche and matching dress (note the pearl and diamond bow necklace - Flapper vintage love.

Edwardian Fashion – The Gibson Girl    The Gibson Girl – became the first 20th century standard of female beauty and style, named after Charles Dana Gibson, a Life Magazine illustrator whose fanciful illustrations inadvertently created a new idealized style of Edwardian Fashion. Pictured here is Camille Clifford - whose famous corseted waist caused such a stir. This type of severe S-bend silhouette disappeared from vogue quite quickly by 1910.

Camille Clifford Edwardian Fashion - The Gibson Girl - became the first century standard of female beauty and style, named after Charles Dana Gibson, a

Lily Elsie was a popular English actress and singer during the Edwardian era, best known for her starring role in the hit London premiere of Franz Lehár's operetta The Merry Widow.

Lily Elsie was a popular English actress and singer during the Edwardian era, best known for her starring role in the hit London premiere of Franz Leh?r& operetta The Merry Widow.

The Library service has published several wonderful images by the late amateur photographer Edward Linley Sambourne, who was also the chief cartoonist for Punch, which give an amazing insight into the street style of the woman of London and Paris over a century ago.

Edwardian street style: Astonishing amateur images which capture the fashion of women in London and Paris over a century ago

The Library service has published several wonderful images by the late amateur photographer Edward Linley Sambourne, who was also the chief cartoonist for Punch, which give an amazing insight into the street style of the woman of London and Paris over a century ago.

Anna Held, ca.1902

Anna Held - Polish-Born Stage Actress, Dancer & Performer, and the Common-Law Second Wife of Florenz Ziegfeld. She Helped him Format/Design the Ziegfeld Follies. Photo from "The Hourglass", Circa

An original photo bought in San Franciso about 15 years ago. It's a classic image of Lotta Crabtree smoking a cigar. She was a major singer-actress in the 1880s earning up to 5K a week and when she died in 1924 she left an estate worth 4 million. She donated a fountain to San Fran at Market & Kearny where people meet to mark the anniversary of the 1906 earthquake.

Lotta Crabtree was a major singer-actress in the earning up to a week and when she died in 1924 she left an estate worth 4 million. She donated a fountain to San Fran at Market & Kearny where people meet to mark the anniversary of the 1906 earthquake.

Les Modes (Paris) 1912 Robe de Bal et Manteau du Soir par Laferriere

Belle Epoque kimono, Paul Poiret was inspired by the Japan and set the kimono style and colors. Les Modes (Paris) 1912 Robe de Bal et Manteau du Soir par Laferriere

Edwardian actress and singer, Lily Elsie.  Look at that gorgeous necklace… sigh. I love the headpiece, too.

Lily Elsie was a popular English actress and singer during the Edwardian era, best known for her Pretty hair jewelry and necklace. Looks a lot like Rachel Weisz

Pensive.

Gladys Cooper (English actress from What a poignant photo. Dame Gladys Constance Cooper, DBE was an English actress whose career spanned seven decades on stage, in films and on television.

Woman in shirtwaist, ca 1905-06. This style dominated the clothing of "the woman in the street" in England and America between 1895 - 1914

Gibson girl (Charles Dana Gibson late century in US and Canada). Appeared in the late century drew female beauty and represented beautiful American girls. Women with large bust and hips, waterfall curly hair pined-up loosely.

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