Edwardian Shirt

If you’ve read the blog for a while, then you know that Edwardian is one of my favorite style eras. It is my dream to own an Edwardian-inspired lawn dress (something like this), or a shirt or a blouse in a similar style. But now that I’ve found the perfect Edwardian shirt (the ruffles! The collar! The broderie anglaise!), I’ve discovered that I have absolutely no idea what to pair it with. A skirt is out of the question, because it would look like I’m cosplaying as a Gibson Girl. Normal trousers would look too stuffy. In the end, I decided to balance the shirt with a casual pair of jeans, but I forgot that my jeans are low-rise so they don’t look very well with a tucked-in shirt. The only thing I like in this outfit is the brooch, which is clearly born to go with this shirt.

Do you have any idea how to style this shirt? I need help!


2 Comments on “Edwardian Shirt”

  1. Sheila (of Ephemera) says:

    I would do a knee-length full skirt (with a pattern? floral?) with it, and an espadrille-style shoe. A skinny cigarette pant would also look great, then a cropped denim jacket over the blouse. You could also go the mod route with an a-line mini and a chunky shoe – it will contrast with the delicate detail and look very fresh and modern. Lots of great things you could try!

    • Salazar says:

      Skinny pants would be my next try! A patterned full skirt could work too (very seventies) and avoid that Gibson Girl cosplay I was afraid of. Great suggestions, thanks, Sheila!

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