Edwardian Era in Fashion
Women's clothing during the early 1900s was extremely lavish and cumbersome and, most notably, characterized by the S-shaped figure. The constrictive corset of the decade was designed in 1900 by Mme. Gaches-Sarraute, who studied medicine and recognized the ill-effects of the 19th century corsets. Her new "Health Corset" removed pressure from the waist and diaphragm but resulted in thrusting the bosom forward and the hips back. Women waddled around in the disfiguring contraptions with long, heavy, frilled skirts and puffy, lacy blouses. In 1908, however, a new look for women, with tailored suits, blouses, and skirts, emerged.
This image of a girl in red dress from some vintage fashion magazine I found in a flee market. It was in bad shape, but after some digital manipulations it got a new look. In my Society6 shop you can also find different items with this image.