Beaches and jaunts to the country became a very important part of summer life by the mid 1920s. The motor car opened up a whole new social life and there was a need for a different wardrobe to go with this new physical activity. Spectatorship was as important as participation. ‘Taking the waters’ at spa resorts - particularly in Germany and Italy - had already established the need for numerous daily changes of clothing to match the mood of the moment.
In cut and colour, this dress is typical of...
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