The Edwardian fashion was mostly influenced by the Victorian era. However, many new trends were also introduced. The women fashion mostly revolved around the ‘S’ curve. The S shaped silhouette prevailed, Lace and ruffles returned back and tailored suits were all the rage. The ideal female figure was a mature woman with a pigeon shaped monobosom.
Dresses were usually made of lightweight fabrics as compare to heavy fabrics of the previous century. The skirts were introduced in 1904, and they were fuller and less clingy. The blouses and bodices were embellished with pieces of lace and beadwork, and lines of ruffles. Comfortable shoes and footwears were also introduced and they were made from sealskin. Wide brimmed hats were trimmed in feathers that often extended beyond the hat brim.
Here below are some stunning photos that depict the street styles from the Edwardian era. Linley Sambourne took these photographs on the streets of London from 1905-1908. He was an illustrator and the chief cartoonist of English magazine Punch.