Evening dress in cream silk and chiffon, trimmed with embroidered accents down the front of the skirt and on the bodice. Short puffed chiffon sleeves, ruffled chiffon collar and black velvet Empire line waistband. A princess line with a high waist demarcated by a black velvet waist band, a white chiffon top with a 'V' neck filled in with machine-embroidered net. Flared skirt with a band of narrow pleating running from the right hand side of the waist. The centre front is trimmed with machine-embroidered self coloured mock buttonholes. Fastens at the centre back with hooks and eyes. The bodice is lined with white silk and boned. The skirt is lined with white silk and with a pleated frill at the hem.


  • Title: Summer afternoon dress
  • Creator: Reily, Kate
  • Date Created: 1904/1913
  • Location: London
  • Medium: Silk, chiffon, machine embroidered, velvet, lined and boned

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