Explore 1900s Fashion, Edwardian Fashion, and more!

1901 Battenberg lace wedding dress - Courtesy of kickshawproductions

The retro look quickly faded in favor of the revolutionary designs of Paul Poiret. He quickly became the most prominent fashion designer in Paris. He showed slim, straight skirts and insisted on fewer undergarments. The empire waist returned.

The Mystery of the Gray Striped Dresses: at top, a dress owned by Rosamund (Mrs. Edward) Hussey of Kent, England, maker unknown. Next to it is a painting by the American society portraitist JJ Shannon of Mrs. Hussey wearing the dress, shortly after her marriage in 1900. Below that, a photo of the painting being made! (Courtesy UK National Trust.) Bottom, two similar dresses by Jeanne Paquin. Left, 1912 (owned by the Met) and right, 1910 (sold by Auctions Eve). Both silk.

at top, a dress owned by Rosamund (Mrs. Edward) Hussey of Kent, Left, 1912 (owned by the Met) and right, 1910 (sold by Auctions Eve).

Elegant lace tea gown, ca.1900, with a purple / grey ombre underdress. Thank you to Lynn Griffiths who was kind enough to provide the following information on this dress: This beautiful Irish crocheted dress was worn by Anna Vidal I Sola de Rocamora at the turn of the 20th Century. The photo comes from Annie Potter's book, "A Living Mystery, the International Art & History of Crochet" and is courtesy of the Museo Textil y de Indumentaria, Spain.

Stick to these fashion suggestions and you can too! Men's fashion began to shed the flamboyant manners of recent decades, but they retained an awareness of fun and freedom.

Vintage 1980's Wedding dress // Beaded illusion by ecotopiavintage, $225.00

ON SALE Wedding dress // Beaded illusion bodice // Bridal sheath Evening Gown OBO

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