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Evening Dress

1927

Gold metallic lace with clear and light blue glass beads.  Heavily beaded decoration around a dropped waistband with gold silk crepe on the underside of the dress.

The fashion of the 1920’s was very different to that of the previous Victorian and Edwardian eras.  Women began to wear more comfortable clothes and the pinched waists of the past were replaced with the chemise: a streamlined, straight, simple, and tubular dress with a dropped waist.