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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.

ROBE DE STYLE c.1926

In contrast to the drop-waistline dresses, a more romantic and feminine shape also existed in the 1920s, a fuller skirt, supported by panniers worn at the hips, gave a silhouette inspired by the 18th century. Made from peach panne velvet, the skirt is decorated with appliqué velvet flowers. This dress was worn by Bella Hall in 1926, when attending a dinner at Berkely Square Hotel, she later contracted and died of influenza aged just 21, this dress and some other items were donated to the Museum