Here is a day dress from 1932. The day dresses of this time were longer than the 1920s. They usually hit the calf and had slightly higher waistlines than the natural waistline.

Here is a day dress from 1932. The day dresses of this time were longer than the 1920s. They usually hit the calf and had slightly higher waistlines than the natural waistline.

"Carnival Dress" Designer: Madeleine Vionnet (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876–1975 Paris) Date: 1936 Culture: French Medium: silk

"Carnival Dress" Designer: Madeleine Vionnet (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876–1975 Paris) Date: 1936 Culture: French Medium: silk

Wedding Ensemble  Madeleine Vionnet  (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876–1975 Paris)  Date: 1929

Wedding Ensemble Madeleine Vionnet (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876–1975 Paris) Date: 1929

Wearing a gala evening gown of white lace in floral motif by Christian Dior, photo by Georges Saad, 1952

Wearing a gala evening gown of white lace in floral motif by Christian Dior, photo by Georges Saad, 1952

Lady in lace: The unusual dress featured lace detailing over a sheer skirt

Adam Pearson joins Michelle Dockery and Downton cast at gala dinner

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