Blouse & skirt, Croatia, ca. 1908–09. Blouse is 2 types of lace on tulle; skirt is black velvet. Museum of Arts & Crafts, Zagreb

This blouse is so elegant, definitely something for Lydia. Blouse & skirt, Croatia, ca. Blouse is 2 types of lace on tulle; skirt is black velvet. Museum of Arts & Crafts, Zagreb

Edwardian Fashion - 1907. Look at the incredible fitting on the hips.

1907 Edwardian style - emergence of the "Gibson Girl" Lol, as close fitting as the waist/hip-line of this dress was, the wearer couldn't even *think* fat thoughts!

Two-piece walking dress in wine-colored faille, Italian manufacture, c. 1900, at the Pitti Palace Costume Gallery. Via Europeana Fashion.

I like the stronger colors. I need to figure out a way for her to look older and more worldly than Cecily, color is good. Day dress ca. 1900 From the Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti via Europeana Fashion

This is an example of a dress a woman living in the Edwardian time period might wear.

Edwardian Fashion - 1907 Elegant strips break up the black, keeping it from looking too heavy and a white collar prevents the black from washing out her face

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