Not currently on display at the V&A


1920s (made)
Place of origin

White lawn cami-knickers, ruched and accented with bows.

Object details
Object type
Materials and techniques
Cotton lawn
Brief description
Cami-knickers, white cotton lawn, with ruched bodice and ribbon bows, Great Britain, 1920s.
Physical description
White lawn cami-knickers, ruched and accented with bows.
  • Waist (unstretched) circumference: 60cm
  • Outside leg length: 28cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Crotch depth (front waist to back waist through crotch) length: 94cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
Credit line
Worn by Miss Monica Maurice and given by her family
Object history
These knickers formed part of the wardrobe of Monica Maurice (1908-1995), an independent and unconventional woman who in 1938 become the first - and until 1978, only - woman member of the Association of Mining Electrical Engineers. She had a passion for racing cars and flying, and loved clothes, showing a great sense of style and originality in how she dressed.

Registered File number 1995/2065.
Accession number

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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