Beige Wedding Jacket, 1920s

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Date:1927

Description:This silk jacket was worn by Emily Beech of Black Bank, Silverdale at her wedding in 1927.

It demonstrates the flapper style of the ‘Roaring Twenties.’

This was a very boyish fashion trend compared to the Edwardian and Victorian styles that preceded it.
The corset disappeared in the 1920s, instead women wanted to appear flatter and more masculine replacing the extravagated curves that the corset produced.
As you can see the jacket was quite 'straight' in style and the the large hip-level button was used as a tool to draw the eye away from the natural waistline and curve of the feminine figure.
Many garments from this era have lower level waists.

The jacket was worn over a dress of the same length (just below knee level), with thick stockings and hat to finish off the outfit.
The stitched cut out panels and covered buttons down the front of the jacket gives both detail and emphasise the lack of curves.


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Donor ref:NM.2006.86 (22/27610)

Source: Brampton Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle under Lyme

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