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Tennis dress

Tennis dress

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1926 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Scott, Hepburne Miss (designer)
    Scott, Hepburne Miss (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Machine-sewn linen, plain weave

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Hepburne Scott

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Fashion, Room 40, case CA10, shelf FIG1

This tennis dress is made of white linen with hem stitching and green linen appliqué. It is square in shape, below the knee in length and sleeveless, with a round neckline. At hip level it is belted with a white linen belt and a white rectangular buckle made of mother-of-pearl. It has flat folds from the hip level down. There are green linen square insets at the neckline, hip level and on the skirt.

The donor designed the dress and wore it for tennis. The donor said that she lengthened it in the later 1920s.

Physical description

Tennis dress made of white linen with hem stitching and green linen appliqué. The dress is knee length and has a square neck. It is sleeveless with a low waist marked by a belt. The hip pockets and pleated front of the skirt and the neck are trimmed with a chequered pattern carried out in green linen and hem stitching.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1926 (made)


Scott, Hepburne Miss (designer)
Scott, Hepburne Miss (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Machine-sewn linen, plain weave

Object history note

Historical significance: Dress was designed by the wearer and worn by her for tennis. Donor said she lengthened it later in the 1920s.

Descriptive line

Tennis dress of linen, designed, made and worn by Hepburne Scott, Great Britain, 1926




Machine sewing


Textiles; Day wear; Sport; Entertainment & Leisure; Women's clothes

Production Type



Textiles and Fashion Collection

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