The classic Gibson girl. Is it any wonder that this look has lasted for hundreds of years as an ideal of feminine beauty?

The classic Gibson girl. Is it any wonder that this look has lasted for hundreds of years as an ideal of feminine beauty?

Contemporary version of the classic "Gibson Girl" updo which was originally popular from the late Victorian Era through the Edwardian Era.

Contemporary version of the classic "Gibson Girl" updo which was originally popular from the late Victorian Era through the Edwardian Era.

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.

Camille Clifford~the original "Gibson Girl."  A Gibson Girl was the personification of the feminine ideal of beauty portrayed by the satirical pen-and-ink illustrations of illustrator Charles Dana Gibson

Camille Clifford~the original "Gibson Girl." A Gibson Girl was the personification of the feminine ideal of beauty portrayed by the satirical pen-and-ink illustrations of illustrator Charles Dana Gibson

Edwardian blue dress handmade in England Lady Mary by MonaBocca

Edwardian blue dress handmade in England Lady Mary inspired Downton Abbey 1912 gown Gibson girl

1900-1906  - The Pompadour was a hangover from the Victorian era.  This hairstyle was popular from the 1890s and is seen in the "Gibson  girl" illustrations of the time.  The style spilled over into the first years of the 20th century when large elaborately trimmed "Picture" hats continued to be worn.  Women adopted the simpler Low Pompadour hairstyle for daily wear....

1900-1906 - The Pompadour was a hangover from the Victorian era. This hairstyle was popular from the 1890s and is seen in the "Gibson girl" illustrations of the time. The style spilled over into the first years of the 20th century when large elaborately trimmed "Picture" hats continued to be worn. Women adopted the simpler Low Pompadour hairstyle for daily wear....

Period costumes, Edwardian dresses, Victorian dresses, vintage shoes, vintage jewellery - I have always loved it. I think I should be born in another era.

Edwardian plus size dress handmade in England Lady Mary inspired Downton Abbey 1912 gown Gibson girl

Period costumes, Edwardian dresses, Victorian dresses, vintage shoes, vintage jewellery - I have always loved it. I think I should be born in another era.

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