Edwardian Fashion

Written by Daniel Milford-Cottam
Review by Tamela McCann

Edwardian Fashion, a slim book that traverses the female and male fashions from roughly 1900-1915, provides a good deal of information despite its size. It is richly illustrated with both actual photographs and artists’ renderings, and we are able to gain a sense of women beginning to escape the confines of traditional dress and moving forward into less restrictive wear. As it focuses on upper-class fashion, we are shown the gorgeous details of the dresses and even given a glimpse into the parties that were thrown for women to select styles worn by models. Gentlemen are also discussed, with the differences given for suits explained and examples also illustrated. This book is a must- read for those who are writers of the era or are simply fascinated, as I am, by the gorgeous designs of the age.