Edwardian women in the early 1900’s wore tall, stiff collars, long skirts and broad hats, often adorned with bird feathers.  Their hair was done in full “Gibson Girl” style.  The dreaded corset was still used, but mostly by the older set.  Young women of the day rebuffed that confining instrument of torture, choosing a variety of sportswear that allowed more freedom of movement and far less discomfort.

gibson girl illustration