The S-bend and the mono-bosom reigned supreme. Your boobs were sticking out in front, and your padded arse stuck out behind. All held in place by a vicious contraption called a corset. So as not to fall over in these postures, some ladies resorted to the use of parasols and canes.
Or pimp an old evening gown.
This was the era of wigs, hairpieces, and padding. For the “Pompadour Style” your hair sits in a big cloud on your head. You can top it off with a bun. Go mad with back combing and hair spray.
Edwardian Fashion in Film and Television
If your looking for some inspiration My Fair Lady was set in the Edwardian era and has everything from rags to riches Edwardian fashion, all with a wonderful Hollywood twist. As does Gigi and the first series of Downton Abbey is wonderfully Edwardian.
Introduction from At it again! publishers of The Bloomsday Survival Kit.