Shell pink & pearls evening gown

The sleeveless overdress dress has a fitted bodice that finishes with a v shape at the waist. It has a slightly extended shoulder line and a V neck with a large wing collar. The overdress has an apron that drapes in folds across the front and is edged with two deep ruffles in the same fabric that create a scallop at the front and are caught at the centre back with a decorative bow. The dress is fastened at the back with a metal zip and a hook and eye. The ruffle and collar are hand embroidered with glass beads and clusters of pearls and scallop shell shaped sequins.  


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Haley Parkin
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Unknown
Garment type: Evening gown
Material: Faille, satin
Features: Full length evening dress in two layers. A peach faille overdress with hand embroidery and beads and a pink pleated satin underskirt.
Label: Chrismodel
Date: Late 1940s