Market Lavington Museum

1920s fashion for a little girl


In the 1920s, one of the features of ladies fashion was the shift dress with a drop waist. At Market Lavington Museum, we have an example of such a dress.

Baby dress 1920s

But ours wasn’t worn by an adult. It is just 46cm long, so it belonged to a small girl, dressed to reflect the fashion of the time. This charming pale cream silk garment has a hand embroidered collar with picot edging.

collar 1920s

We are so fortunate that the dress has been preserved in lovely condition for a whole century, enabling us share it with our visitors.