Era Fashion Plates - 5
Circa 1910-1913 Fashion
By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com
Late Edwardian Era Fashion Plates
Collecting fashion plates, original or reproduced is an
enchanting plus side to the study of fashion and costume history.
The main newer fuller section of 18
pages on the history of fashion plates is here.
On this older page
here these lovely fashion history plate examples below have been reproduced as fine prints.
ideal for grouping as a wall arrangement for interiors. These Fashion Plates in
full colour are all print
reproductions of the originals. See and understand the collecting of
fashion plates in my new section on
Fashion History through Late Edwardian/Titanic era Fashion
Plates of glorious evening gowns - courtesy of
For information specific to this late Edwardian era, you
may find it useful to read my page
Orientalism in Dress and the general page on La Belle
Époque 1895-1914 Fashion
Note too, the use of fur
shown on the hems, sleeve hemlines of both the evening dresses and the day
clothes illustrated above. They show how lavish and sumptuous
clothes had become for those with enough money to afford high fashion
designer models such as these. Ladies who sailed the Titanic in 1912
may well have worn gowns based on similar designs.
These clothes are a perfect example of the fashion of the lost golden age.
They were at the end of an era of an elaborate fashion etiquette that
places the wealthy, late Edwardian woman in a different world to the rest
of the 20th century. By 1913 hemlines began their slow rise showing
a little of the ankle. Extravagance in dress was soon frowned upon
as utilitarian clothing was enforced on many during the 1914-18 Great War
main newer fuller section of 18 pages on the history of fashion plates
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