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Look of the Week: Edwardian Ball 2011

We want you to be belle of the ball, the Edwardian Ball that is. Stroll down to the Regency Ballroom this Friday for the Edwardian World's Faire, and Saturday for the 11th Annual Edwardian Ball, one of SF's most lavish costume parties. 

Edwardian fashion is all about prim, high collars, ruffly frocks with oversized sleeves, elaborate hats with cascading plumes, and a whole lot of lace. Now, let's one, two step, and remix that a bit for 2011.  

For a modern Edwardian look try a high collared LBD with flattering ruffle sleeves, lace tights and a feather headband. And to spice up the black-on-black-on-black, try high-backed silver pumps and vintage-inspired drop earrings. 

1.  Express Chevron Stripe Full Tights, $16.50.

2.  Aldo Fawson Pump in Silver, $79.98.

3.  Forever 21 Side Feather Headband in Black, $8.80.

4.  French Connection Shakira Dress, $65.00

5.  Forever 21 Queenly Drop Earrings, $5.80.

 

Lily Ko (lily.7x7 @ gmail.com) studied fashion design and merchandising at Central Saint Martins and the Academy of Art University. In addition to writing for 7x7, Lily is an editor at SF Station, works as a freelance stylist and covers food, fashion and fun on her blog, Curated SF.