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Day dress

Day dress

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)
    London (made)

  • Date:

    1917-1920 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bradley Ltd. (retailers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk taffeta, chiffon, trimmed with silk fringe, georgette, net, velvet ribbon backed with satin

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Dress of mid-blue silk taffeta in the form of a tunic with a low v-neck. Finished at the back with a gathered chiffon frill and a long-pointed waist over a gathered tunic skirt trimmed with looped silk fringe around the hem in two bands. There is a pleated blue georgette stand-up collar. The under-dress is of white silk with elbow-length blue silk sleeves trimmed with narrower looped silk fringe. The skirt flounce is trimmed like the skirt on the bodice, which in wear would show beneath. A gathered cream net modesty vest trims the bodice. At the natural waist there is a blue satin-backed velvet ribbon sash fastening with hooks and eyes under a large made-up bow in the centre front.

Place of Origin

England (made)
London (made)


1917-1920 (made)


Bradley Ltd. (retailers)

Materials and Techniques

Silk taffeta, chiffon, trimmed with silk fringe, georgette, net, velvet ribbon backed with satin

Marks and inscriptions

Bradleys Ltd Established 1870 Chepstow Place London
On petersham waistband


Length: 120 cm collar to hem, Length: 26 cm sleeve; armpit to cuff, Length: 37 cm sleeve; shoulder to cuff, Circumference: 67 cm waist, Circumference: 75 cm bust, Width: 33 cm shoulders

Descriptive line

Dress of silk taffeta and chiffon, made in England, retailed by Bradley Ltd., 1917-1920


Silk taffeta; Fringe; Net; Silk georgette; Velvet; Satin


Fashion; Day wear; Women's clothes; Textiles


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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