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  white voile dress with apron c. 1915
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voile dress with apron 1915

 

The size and length of this dress suggests that it was probably worn by a young girl. This dress and apron are made from very unique cream colored voile with purple flowers embroidered on it. The dress fastens with hooks and eyes along the waist and along the front of the dress. This dress and apron are accented with tucks along the hem of the apron and the skirt of the dress. Delicate lace also adorns the sleeves and collar. Small embroidery and small mother-of-pearl buttons also decorate the bodice and collar.

Although this dress is hard to place in an exact year, its simpler looser fit seems to point to the dresses of the period between 1910 and 1920 as women's dresses became less fitted. The straighter, simpler sleeves as well as the collar are also characteristic of many pieces from this period.

-Rachel Young

 

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This webpage was made possible with the support of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, and the CSUS Media Center.

The website and costume research were created by Dr. Mary Botkin and the students of FACS 199;Courtney Haueter, Chelsea Perri, Joy Sun, and Rachel Young.

The costumes belong to the Costume Collection of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Costume photographs by Sam Parsons of the CSUS Media Center.