Sundress ensemble of navy blue cotton broadcloth resist-printed in coral and lavender floral foliate. A: Knee-length sundress; spaghetti straps; fitted bodice, natural waist; full knife-tucked seamless straight-grained dirndl skirt, open stand-away loops at each hip, grain turning as flaring bias flounce, finishing as shirred ruffle at open back; center back hook and eye closure; unlined.B: Full, knee-length underskirt; black organdy front, sides; applied matching dress cotton apron to fill center back void; proper left side hook and eye closure. C: Matching printed cotton bolero; band collar; sleeveless (slight cap); length tapering center front, center back, forming inverted V lines; center front snap closure; unlined.


  • Title: Ensemble comprising sundress with underskirt and bolero
  • Creator: Ruby Hyacinth Bailey
  • Creator Birth Date: 1908
  • Date Created: 1950/1959
  • Type: Ensemble (costume), Petticoat (underskirt), Bolero, Dress (garment)
  • Medium: Cotton (fiber), Broadcloth
  • Fashion house, designer, label: Ruby Hyacinth Bailey

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