Young girl's party dress

Photograph of a girl's white party dress on a mannequin

Cotton lawn, about 1920-5

Accession number 1967.187.126

Young girl's white cotton lawn party dress, with elbow-length sleeves, fastening down centre back with row of buttons.

Rounded neckline decorated with double-frilled collar of needlerun net.

Double frill of cotton lawn down outer seam of sleeves, and four vertical frills to centre front of bodice.

Low waistline, bound with narrow black velvet ribbon and velvet bow on left hip. Flounced skirt with seven rows of frills.

All frills hand-embroidered in orange, blue, black and yellow silk.