Lavender chiffon and velveteen dress, ca. 1925

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Lavender chiffon and velveteen dress, ca. 1925

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A lavender sleeveless dress made from silk chiffon and velveteen fabric was constructed with two layers of chiffon, and a gray / blue silk lining. The velveteen was cut into handkerchief panels and attached to flare out around the hem. The velveteen is a darker shade of purple than the chiffon to add contrast. The straight silhouette, without a waistband, is indicative of mid-1920s style.

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  • Title: Lavender chiffon and velveteen dress, ca. 1925
  • Creation Date: circa 1925
  • Subject Date: circa 1925
  • Location: USA
  • Media: silk, cotton
  • Local Code: 1993.300.563
  • Collection: Costume collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
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