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Peach-Colored Hobble Skirt Dress
Gift of Mrs. W. A. Hall

In March 1911, The Delineator, a popular fashion magazine of the period, stated. "The length of sleeves begins at the shoulder and ends at the wrist. You can wear them where you like, but not when you like. Long sleeves belong to morning, 3/4 length sleeves to afternoon, but a sleeve that doesn't reach the elbow is used only for evening purposes."

Dresses were accented with maribou (ostrich) or swan's down. A hobble dress was pulled in at the ankles. This ostrich feather trimmed dress was worn by Mrs. Logan Roberts, mother of donor.


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