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The early 1900s Gibson Girl was the first national beauty standard for American women. Her neck was thin and her hair piled high upon her head in the contemporary bouffant, pompadour, and chignon ("waterfall of curls") fashions. The statuesque, narrow-waisted ideal feminine figure was portrayed as being at ease and stylish. She was a member of upper class society, always perfectly dressed in the latest fashionable attire appropriate for the place and time of day.

The early 1900s Gibson Girl was the first national beauty standard for American women. Her neck was thin and her hair piled high upon her head in the contemporary bouffant, pompadour, and chignon ("waterfall of curls") fashions. The statuesque, narrow-waisted ideal feminine figure was portrayed as being at ease and stylish. She was a member of upper class society, always perfectly dressed in the latest fashionable attire appropriate for the place and time of day.

1906 photos by Edward Linley Sambourne - what Sambourne captures in his street photography, and why his pictures are of interest to historians of fashion, is a certain casual look all the young women in them have, which is quite different from the formal image of Edwardian fashion you see in many textbooks and costume dramas

Street style 1906: Edward Linley Sambourne’s fashion blog

1906 photos by Edward Linley Sambourne - what Sambourne captures in his street photography, and why his pictures are of interest to historians of fashion, is a certain casual look all the young women in them have, which is quite different from the formal image of Edwardian fashion you see in many textbooks and costume dramas

20th Century Fashion History - 1900s | The Fashion Folks     fashion beauty blogpost fashionpost style inspiration outfits street style fashion week designer fashionblog beautyblog trends spring 2017 fashion history costume design

20th Century Fashion History: 1900 - 1910

20th Century Fashion History - 1900s | The Fashion Folks fashion beauty blogpost fashionpost style inspiration outfits street style fashion week designer fashionblog beautyblog trends spring 2017 fashion history costume design

Gaiety Girls in “The Geisha”, left to right: Alice Davis, Blanche Massey, and Hetty Hammer, 1896. - Source: V&A Theatre Museum

Gaiety Girls in “The Geisha”, left to right: Alice Davis, Blanche Massey, and Hetty Hammer, 1896. - Source: V&A Theatre Museum

Summer seaside dress, circa 1890-1902. Two-piece light blue chambray with self-fabric belt, tiny mother of pearl buttons on front. Cord closures, sailor collar, pintucks. All pieces are inset with navy blue embroidered white cotton bands. Via Augusta Auctions.

Summer seaside dress, circa 1890-1902. Two-piece light blue chambray with self-fabric belt, tiny mother of pearl buttons on front. Cord closures, sailor collar, pintucks. All pieces are inset with navy blue embroidered white cotton bands. Via Augusta Auctions.

4. The Edwardian Period and World War I: Combination Dress, Standing Collar, Corset, Trumpet Flare Skirt

4. The Edwardian Period and World War I: Combination Dress, Standing Collar, Corset, Trumpet Flare Skirt

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