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By: Alice Murphy


1900s women wearing stylish bonnets and popular dresses.

1900s women fashion was characterized by lace skirts and frilly layers. In the UK, the era was referred to as the Edwardian era because it was during the reign of Edward VII. In France, this era was referred called "La Belle Epoque" which means "Beautiful Age". Wealthy women in Europe would go to Paris to find the finest of feathers, lace, and pearls. Corsets were worn and skirts would reach the floor.


Men in popular upper class clothing

1900s men fashion was often formal wear. Sack suits were worn in the day, which consisted of a vest and a double- breasted coat. During this decade, mass production allowed for cheaper clothing for working class citizens to purchase white collared shirts and vests. Additionally, overalls were worn by farmers and field workers.