Edwardian young woman

Yet another treasure from Keepers! This photograph depicts a lovely young woman, dressed in Edwardian fashions. The Edwardian period (1900-1913) stylized the “S” shape of a woman’s body, making the bosom and bottom prominent and the waist a tiny curve between the two. While this young woman does not have the exaggerated bosom, her posture certainly supports the “S” shape of her corsetry. She is likely wearing several petticoats under her skirt as well to emphasize the feminine form. Edwardian fashions are sometimes called the last hurrah or the golden age of the feminine form, although there are many modern fashions that tittilate in different ways.

This photo is enclosed in a large matte, about 5″w x 7″h. The photographer was Johnson of Sioux City, IA.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. IntenseGuy
    Dec 02, 2010 @ 11:33:59

    I love that expression. I used to know a woman that looked much like her… She never dressed that way – but she was umm.. visually charming.



  2. Far Side of Fifty
    Dec 02, 2010 @ 15:31:35

    Hey, Another great photo..she is lovely. I was quite taken with the chain like necklace..it must have been a long chain on a watch fob..or maybe just decorative..it is one of the longest chains I have seen for this time period. I love the way you describe the clothing..it all makes sense when you explain it! Thanks! :)


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