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Black sequinned dress, 1920s

20th Century

The long skirt and the sleeveless dress with black sequins on black net. The bodice and skirt are separated by an 8 cm wide horizontal panel. The sequins are sewn to produce a pattern of stripes, fanwise.


This 1920's dress is a black party dress, worn by the donor's mother on social occasions. The period after the First World War produced new fashions and occasions for wearing them - this Charleston dress was an example of the style which had a straight line to below the waist.

The Museum, Newton Stewart
Digital Number:
NSCL004a, NSCL004b
Newton Stewart Museum Trust

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