Minidress in Marchioness fabric

Drop waist dresses first became popular in the 1920s. They allowed the freedom of movement necessary for an active lifestyle that included sport and dancing and women in this era wanted that freedom. Forty years on and young women were again craving liberation and claimed it in their clothes. The long, lean, waistless look became the new youthful ideal. With its boyish straight shape and almost childlike lace trimmed Peter Pan collar and bib this dress epitomised the look of the decade.


Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Unknown
Garment type: Minidress
Material: Miracle viscose
Features: The dress has a princess line bodice and the skirt has two inverted pleats front and back. The self-fabric belt with a flat bow is fixed but has chain stitch belt loops to suggest that it is separate.
Colour: Stone
Label: Attic 80
Date: Circa 1968