edwardian elegance

It's "Where in the World" Wednesday, and this week the Royal Wedding is still buzzing. So when Claire from Sydney, Australia wrote in to ask for an English-inspired set from the early 1900s, it only seemed royally fitting.

When and Where: England at the turn of the century, also knows as the Edwardian era for Queen Victoria's son King Edward VII (Prince William's great-great-great-grandfather) who came to power in 1901. It was a time of frilly elegance, exaggerated silhouettes, and a movement toward greater female emancipation. In that spirit, here are three outfits for a modern woman via the early 20th century-- for work, the weekend, and just for fun. And scroll down to see real fashions from the era.

Edwardian Elegance

And pics from the Edwardian era...

Let me know what place and era inspires. Your inspiration might inspire me next Wednesday! xo


Love LuLu said...

Beautiful inspiration pics. From the bike necklace to the shoes. Really love this.

Meredith Howard said...

Love the leather trimmed lace dress.

- Meredith