Early 1940's Dress; BGR 136

Name/Title

Early 1940's Dress

About this object

Cream/floral print rayon

This full length dress has a flared skirt with inverted pleats at the centre front and a yoked bodice, pleated and gathered for bust shaping.
It has short sleeves with cuffs, a 'sweetheart' neckline and padded shoulders typical of the period.
Side belts at the waist have press studs for fastening.
This dress has a CC41 label which refers to the clothing utility scheme - a result of wartime rationing.

Object Type

COST/ACC/WC/gown

Object number

BGR 136

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