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wardrobe 1910-1919



Women’s wardrobe in 1900 showcased the transition from the Victorian era’s opulence to the simpler lines of the Edwardian period. The silhouette was characterized by the “S-bend” corset, which pushed the chest forward and the hips back, creating an S-shaped figure.

Blouses and skirts were the daywear standard, often with puffed sleeves and lace detailing. The Gibson Girl hairstyle, piled high on the head, became the epitome of femininity. As for outerwear, long, flowing skirts that tapered at the waist were popular, alongside high collars and wide-brimmed hats adorned with feathers or flowers


This period marked a move towards more practical clothing, with a slight relaxation in the rigid structures of previous fashions, reflecting changing attitudes towards women’s roles in society.

In 1900, men’s wardrobe was characterized by formal and structured attire. The typical outfit included a sack suit for everyday wear, consisting of a single-breasted jacket, waistcoat, and trousers in matching fabric, often in dark colors. Formal occasions called for a morning coat or frock coat with a high stiff collar, paired with a waistcoat and cravat or tie.

Trousers were straight-legged and cuffed at the bottom. For headwear, the bowler hat was popular for daywear, while the top hat was reserved for more formal events. The overall look was one of understated elegance, with an emphasis on tailoring and fit, reflecting the conservative fashion sensibilities of the early 20th century.


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