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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1920s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk, lace

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lord Cornwallis

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

By the 1920s a wide choice of underclothing was available to women. Knickers such as this yellow silk pair were popular because they offered the wearer a neat line and minimum bulk, resulting in designs that were both practical and hygenic. While streamlined for the fashionable slim silhouette, these knickers retain traditional lingerie details such as pale coloured silk, lace trim and delicate buttons.

Physical description

Pale yellow silk cami-knickers with open slits on inside of knickers. Button closure at back. Lace trimming and details at hem.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1920s (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silk, lace

Marks and inscriptions



Length: 59 cm, Length: 49 cm inseam, Width: 72 cm waist

Descriptive line

F, pale yellow, silk, 1920s, Britain, cami-knickers


Fashion; Textiles; Underwear


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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