This green evening dress sometimes referred to as a flapper dress, is made of crepe and is heavily decorated with beadwork. It has a scoop neckline and no sleeves. Features that are indicative of the 1920s are the loose silhouette, the beadwork, and the lack of sleeves.
The 1920s, also known as the Roaring Twenties, was the era of the flapper. Flappers referred to young women who wore heavily beaded dresses made of fragile materials. These dresses often had short hems and dropped waists which created a tubular silhouette that was an iconic feature of the era. The flapper style was a stark contrast from the long, frilly hourglass-shaped dresses worn by previous generations. This dress is an excellent example of the type of evening wear worn by young women during this period.
Crepe, Glass Beads
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Gift Of Mrs. Elvira Bivins
(August 6 2016 – January 7 2017)
Mrs. Elvira Bivins