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Dressing gown

Dressing gown

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1930s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk satin and lace, with satin appliqué

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss J. Bell

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Full length sleeveless negligée in pink silk satin. The dressing gown has an ecru lace yoke and bodice back. With nonfunctional satin buttons at the nape of the neck. Lace top continues down the right hand edge which has a wrap-over front opening which fastens at the waist with satin ties. The top is slit at the back and above, caught at the centre back neck top with the buttons. Below the back slit, the lace is further decorated with a satin appliqué of roses.

Place of Origin

France (made)


1930s (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silk satin and lace, with satin appliqué


Circumference: 74 cm Waist, Circumference: 86 cm Bust, Circumference: 80 cm Underbust, Width: 37 cm Across back, Length: 37 cm Nape-waist, Length: 132 cm Nape-hem, Circumference: 96 cm Lower hip, Length: 15 cm Sleeve - shoulder to cuff, Length: 5.5 cm Sleeve - underarm to cuff, Circumference: 36.5 cm Sleeve cuff

Descriptive line

Full length sleeveless negligée in silk satin and lace, France, 1930s


Silk (textile)


Applied work; Lace; Satin weave


Fashion; Women's clothes; Informal wear; Underwear; Lace


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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