A few years ago I had the pleasure of portraying Evangeline Lindbergh (Charles Lindbergh's mother) during Living History Days at the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site where I worked. During Living History Days we interpreted the year 1917, which is the year my next novel, Enchanting Lydia Walker, will be set.
With a few emails, I was able to locate the costume I wore for that event and I'm hopeful I can wear it for the ACFW dinner. Part of the costume will be sent to me from Kansas City (thank you, Mary!).
Below are a few pictures I pulled together to show you a typical outfit an Edwardian woman would have worn for everyday wear.
|This blouse is similar to the one I wore for the Living History Day.|
I'm amazed at how light and airy the blouses are.
|This skirt is similar to the one I wore.|
|I didn't wear a corset (I couldn't find one!),|
but if I did, this is what it would look like.
The Edwardian woman was praised for her
"S" shaped silhouette.
|I love this hairstyle! Miss Lily Elsie was one of the most|
photographed Edwardian women. I've discovered many
pictures of her hairstyles. I hope I can do this with my hair!
It will take lots of practice.
|This is the only picture I have of the Living History Day.|
This is the outfit I hope to wear (minus the shawl). I was
three months pregnant in this picture. :)
Your Turn! If you're going to the ACFW Conference, will you dress up on Friday night? If so, what will you wear? If you're not going, what era would you like to portray?