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  blue day dress c. 1960
  blue day dress 1960  

This daytime dress has a square neckline, cap sleeves, and two buttons in the back An invisible zipper which starts below the last button finishes the construction.The slim silhouette was created by a thick band at the waist. The dress was constructed with a fabric that has a beautiful floral pattern, which was machine embroidered.  

Daytime dresses during this period had skirts that were shortened gradually. A-line dresses became popular, and the 1960's showed the New Look, a more unfitted look.   Throughout the early 1960's, fashion magazines continued to show dresses that followed the narrow-waisted full-skirted silhouette associated with the New Look.  

-Joy Sun


fabric detail





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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.