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Accessories

Emily Tinne once owned numerous pairs of gloves. She liked neutral colours like black, white and brown that matched most of her clothes.

She also bought lots of jabots, decorative ruffles that were stitched to the front of a dress or bodice. They were a cheap and easy way of changing the look of an outfit and could be taken off for washing.

Emily's hairpieces are rare survivors from a time when lots of women used such pads beneath their own hair to give it shape and volume.

An English lady's wardrobe

New exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery, 25 October 2019 to 1 March 2020

An English lady's wardrobe exhibition

Don't miss An English lady's wardrobe - our biggest ever exhibition of the Tinne collection, featuring new insights into the family and exploring shopping and style in Liverpool during the interwar years.