Maroon Silk Moire Evening Dress
Gift of Lula Ward
This two piece evening dress of maroon silk moiré
with silk and lace overlay is a typically elaborate fashion of
the period. Bustles, at this time, are getting smaller.
Tea Rose Satin Dress
Gift of Mrs. James McGiffen
This dress is made of a heavy fabric, cut on the
bias (across the grain). Bias cut clothing was popular in the
1930s because it created a softer more feminine silhouette.
Zippers were seen in moderately priced women's clothing for the
first time in the 1930s, and hair was longer and more softly
waved and curled than it had been in the 1920s. This garment
belonged to the mother of donor.