(View 1 without tunic) 1905 Woman's suit constructed of light yellowish brown wool and yellowish white silk chiffon is trimmed with lace of embroidered net underlaid with cloth of black and gold threads. Suit day bodice consists of a tunic length jacket open from waist with an uneven hemline and train.
This wedding dress was worn by Minnie Beatrice Long for her marriage to a railway worker in September 1910. The wedding took place at St Andrews Church, Leytonstone. The full length dress of lilac plain weave cotton was made for Minnie by a local dressmaker. It is made in the fashion of 1910, a long 'princess' line dress with an elegant flared skirt and elaborate details created by rows of pintucks. Machine-made lace is used for decoration. Hand-made lace was expensive and exclusive and new…
1915 Wedding Gown, American. Cream satin, with tulle. Bodice portion has large satin W that starts at natural waistline and goes to Empire line. Top bodice portion is done in lace with tulle ”U” neckline. back forms a V with tulle and down front. WB connects at back right with hook and eye with loop cording. Short sleeves with satin band at cuff areas. Tulle drapery at shoulders. Ribbed internal 3” WB. Sidfe lace peplums. Three tiered tulle layered skirt with satin band around bottom.
Lucile jade green velvet evening gown, circa 1913, the ivory chiffon and lace bodice piped in velvet and edged in satin, labelled `Lucile Ltd, 23 Hanover Square, and also two handwritten labels `Miss Shenley as 34 Model, the bodice front with two points of velvet, the velvet on the skirt seeming to fall from these, with side panels of tiered tulle edged in velvet rouleaux, satin waistband.