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  green organdy dress c. 1906

This beautiful mint-green ensemble is made of cotton organdy.The skirt is full, and slightly longer in the back, with smocking along the top.The blouse has beautiful handmade lace, and full elbow length sleeves. The ensemble is trimmed with green silk ribbons, and a bow decorates the bodice where it fastens at the base of the neck.

In 1906 two piece ensembles were popular.Skirts that were slightly fitted along the hips were also en vogue at this time.The elbow length sleeves and tatted lace are also characteristic of dresses from this era.

-Rachel Young





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.