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Evening dress

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made in Paris

Evening dress
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This woman's shot silk evening dress was made in Paris by Lucile Ltd between around 1918 and 1920. Shot is a term applied to textiles and means woven to give a changing colour effect.

The dress is trimmed with gold embroidered net and satin binding and two sprays of silk flowers.

The period after the First World War saw a return to tighter skirts but also an attempt to recapture the luxury of pre-war dress. By 1918, the amount of undergarments a woman wore had lessened and there was little room for the numerous petticoats which earlier styles had demanded. The early 1920s silhouette was slim but the skirt was still fairly long.

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