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COSTUME

Hope House Costume Museum has over 1,000 items of original costume for women, men and children, including a huge collection of bridal wear. 

 

Browse just some of Notty's favourite pieces below.

TABARD STYLE DRESS 1920s

The Roaring Twenties, with its unfitted, drop-waistline dresses, sprinkled with beads, fringes and feathers, it was fashion dictated by the rhythm of the Charleston. The 1920s saw the hemline rise and lower, scalloped, pointed and layered; this black silk chiffon evening frock is encrusted with jet beads, it has no fastenings, as many 1920s dresses were simply slip-on. The low hemline on this dress suggests it could be from the late 1920s when it dropped from almost knee-length in 1926.