The well-to-do woman of the early twentieth century was very interested in fashion and had clothes for every occasion. She changed her outfits several times a day depending on her activities. Whether hosting an afternoon tea for her friends, bicycling or playing golf, visiting acquaintances or attending a dinner-dance, she would wear what the fashion rules of the Edwardian era dictated.
Many fashion magazines were published in the Edwardian era; some of them even incorporated free dress patterns into their issues. Along with advice and information on the latest clothing styles, many pages were devoted to the wearing of accessories suitable for each style of outfit.
As much thought was put into buying and choosing fashion accessories as into the clothes themselves.
Shoes as Fashion Accessories in the Edwardian Era
During the early years of the twentieth century, advances in technology meant factory-made shoes became affordable for most of the …