1900s - 1910s
As women earned their right to vote and a concern for equality become more present in practical terms, the need for looser and more comfortable clothing was dire. The rigid and restrictive corsets of prior eras gave way to more flexible girdles and undergarments that followed a woman's natural curves instead of forcing them into a prescribed shape. We love the silhouettes of the late-Edwardian to early 'teens' era: think boxy and spacious bodices that leave room for the bosom to breathe, slimmer waists and hips cinched in only by excellent tailoring and accented by the most heavenly laces or embroidery. While it is becoming more difficult to find pieces from this era that are in tact and wearable, we love finding the perfect antique Edwardian dress for special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, and other celebrations.