Women's Edwardian Era and Early 1900's Gowns and Dresses
In the early 1900's ladies favored fluffy confections of dresses and gowns. The wide hoopskirts and bustles were out; ruffles, pintucks, and many layers of lace were in. Simple tea gowns were popular. When I think of the Edwardian Era, I picture the gowns from the movies "Somewhere in Time" and "The Titanic". After 1912 hemlines started to slowly inch upwards.