Netball dress & bibs

The bibs on this dress are interchangeable and the attachment involves six domes and two pieces of Velcro. GS stands for Goal Shoot, which is Irene van Dyk’s favourite position. 
She became very famous playing in this position in the green and gold strip of her native South Africa from 1994 until 1999. In 2000 she changed her colours to the black attire of the Silver Ferns. She easily holds the record for most test appearances of any player in the world. Irene has been a tireless and consistent lynchpin of the New Zealand side, while also working as a primary school teacher. As an immigrant from post-apartheid South Africa, she belongs to a sizeable cohort of new New Zealanders who have a choice of allegiance between black and green and gold. Read more about wearing the colour black in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication Black: The history of black in fashion, society and culture in New Zealand.


Credit: Courtesy of Netball New Zealand
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Garment type: Dress, bibs
Material: Polyester/wool, metallic foil screenprint, domes, Velcro
Colour: Black
Exhibition: Black in Fashion
Label: Adidas, Australia
Date: 2010