burgundy day dress c.1962

This rayon, knee length dress is simple, yet appealing.The burgundy colored dress is accented by cream colored top stitching and two mother-of-pearl buttons in the front.

This piece is characteristic of the era, as dresses still remained tailored and skirts lost some of the fullness that had been so popular in the early 50s.

-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.