(ca. 1908) This pink linen dress bears no makers label, but is likely to be made by a high end dressmaker of the sort employed for less important and less costly gowns. The centre front of the skirt is cut on the cross, giving a graceful hang to the fabric and the dress is trimmed with cotton braid and embroidered striped net. The gilet front adds to the fashionable pouched bodice shape of the Edwardian silhouette. A relatively understated garment, it was probably worn for summer activities.
Day dress, cotton voile, about 1910. Summer day dress, pale blue, green and white striped cotton voile. High-necked insert and cuffs of spotted cotton net and machine-made lace. Sudley House, Liverpool Museums