What did women wear back in the Edwardian era? Whether going to formal events, keeping house or having a day out, here are 43 gorgeous drawings from 1908, showing some of the top fashions from more than 100 years ago!
While the clothing is the centerpiece of these illustrations, these pictures do so much more than just demonstrate popular styles around the turn of the century. They’re vignettes of the American Dream — sweet depictions of the idealized lifestyle women supposedly wanted.
Instead of letting this artwork languish in archives, we wanted to help it reach a new audience: you.
All of the vintage images in this book were carefully chosen, then painstakingly restored with digital technology to return them to their original splendor.
As you’ll see inside, each antique picture was printed only on one side of the white paper, allowing you to color with your choice of medium without worrying about bleed-through to an image on the back.
We hope you love this book full of little glimpses into the past, and enjoy giving each one fresh new color.
Note: In keeping with the original designs, the pictures are often very intricate, and there are large areas of shading on certain pages. We chose not to over-simplify the artwork because of the tremendous amount of detail (and personality) that would be lost in the process. Please see below for thumbnails of the images.