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Title: Dress
Identifier: 986.2.5
Donor: Mrs Peggy Elliott
Item Date: 1920-1940
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: A short sleeved woman's cotton dress, lavender in colour with white stripes and lavender trim. 'V' neck. Front closure with snaps under a tuck, neckline to about mid thigh. There to hem, dress is sewn closed. 3/4 length sleeves with two stripes of lavender near cuff. Bodice gathered at waist. 'Belt' waistband of diagonal stripe and two strips lavender trim. Tuck of striped fabric and lavender fabric around dress at hip. Deep hem machine stitched.

This item belonged to Miss Sally Klein who was ninety years old when they were donated in 1986. She was born in Mississauga. Donated by Peggy Elliot on Sally Klein's behalf.

"During the 1920s, clothing styles officially entered the modern era of fashion design. During this decade, women began to liberate themselves from constricting clothes for the first time and openly embrace more comfortable styles like pants and short skirts. Dresses were made to fit close to the body in order to emphasize youthful elegance. Hems were cut to the knee, and waistlines disappeared almost entirely." _
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