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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 15, Issue 2 (May 1, 1940.)


Of A Bygone Age are the two gowns sketched. The standing figure wears a heavy taffeta, shadow-patterned in brocade effect. The bodice is shirred to the centre front. Taffeta pleats emphasise the heart-shaped neckline. Velvet straps tie on the shoulders. Notice the set in girdle to emphasise the slim waist. A slip with a similar mid-section is worn under this gown.

Filmy net etherealises the seated figure. The “little girl” gathered bodice has self-ruching at the deep round neckline. Notice the slim, high waist-line, and the width of the skirt with its deep flounce. Tiny velvet ribbon bows nestle in the flounce, in the neck ruching, and under the full puff of the sleeves. There is a larger matching bow in the hair.