Look at the incredible needlework! Two-piece summer dress, Lucile, White cotton organdy embroidered in black and white flowers. Skirt is trimmed in lace and bodice has a shawl collar. Via Meadow Brook Hall Historic Costume Collection, Oakland Univ.
Evening dress French ca. Silk embroidery floss on silk net. Bodice lined with lightly boned taffeta has sleeves cut in T-shape kimono style. Gunmetal bead trim attached in the Luneville or tambour method.
White silk velvet and metallic lace evening dress, circa Wide waist girdle in white velvet with large bow at center front. Hobble skirt and short train formed from crossing panels of velvet. Via Goldstein Museum of Design, University of Minnesota.