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Fabric Construction: Bengaline- label: 52% rayon, 48% cotton
Style: Trapeze coat, sleeveless dress
Garment Top: Snug fitting- waist and bust darts
Neckline: Boat, corded
Sleeves: Sleeveless, corded
Waist: Corded, 2 small corded bows under waist darts
Garment Bottom: Some gathers at waistline, kick pleat in back
Closure: Back plastic zipper
Other: Coat- short sleeves, boat neck, no collar, raglan, flares, back pleat from shoulder, inner collar with hook and eye closure
Decorative Detail: Decorative fabric bow at front "collar"
Condition of Object: Stain on dress at back kick pleat
Estimated Time Period
Gender costume is for
106, "Dress+Coat, Red Bengaline, Sleeveless Dress/Trapeze Coat" (1957). All Historic Costumes Images. 764.