Layered lace dress

Glamour Togs seems an odd name for a garment label in New Zealand where we associate the word togs with what we wear to the beach. Togs however is an English word that is used to describe clothes more generally. A person is said to 'tog up' when getting dressed up and clothes with a specific purpose might be called 'sports togs', or 'gardening togs' or 'swimming togs' or in the case of the manufacturer of this dress who made 'glamour togs'.   

Details

Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Ziggurat
Designer: Unknown
Garment type: Formal dress
Material: Lace
Features: This waisted dress has a self-fabric belt, side zip and short sleeves. The scoop neckline front and back is finished with a piped trim edge. It has all-over lace fabric with a scallop pattern over a matching satin lining. The lace has been cut along the scallops and applied in tiers on the front bodice and skirt.
Label: Glamour Togs
Date: Late 1950s