1920s White Lace Afternoon Dress

1920s white lace afternoon dress

That’s my mid-to-late 1920s white lace afternoon dress.

1920s white cream lace dress

My lace dress is calf length. Not all mid-to-late 1920s dresses were knee length: afternoon and evening dresses sometimes were longer, like this 1920s summer dress autochrome (the second picture) and this 1927 sheer summer dress.

1920s summer dress dog photograph

I used the same shiny white and cream-colored lace which I used for this 1920s lace dress. And here’s a shiny ivory lace dress from the 1920s.

1920s white lace dress lilac bouquet
Detail of lace and lilac bouquet

The 1920s autochrome of Bibi in Nice by Jacques-Henri Lartigue inspired me to photograph the lace dress with a lilac bouquet.

1920s white lace afternoon v-neck dress

The dress has a V-neckline in front and in back. Here are two 1920s V-neck lace dresses: cream-colored Vionnet lace dress and black mixed lace dress.

godet lace dress

It has godets at the hips …

uneven hem handkerchief hem lace dress

… and a handkerchief hem.

white lace dress lilac flowers
Uneven hem and lilac flowers

Here’s such a pretty 1920s white lace dress with godets and handkerchief hem. If I could just find such a dainty vintage lace – a Mechlin, Valenciennes, or Limerick needlerun lace – I’d love to recreate that lovely lace dress! 😀

1920s lace dress willow tree

This pretty 1920s photograph of a woman with a sheer summer cloche inspired me to take some photos under a willow tree.

1920s lace dress summer lace cloche

I’m wearing the lace dress with a white crochet lace summer cloche. Here’s a 1920s autochrome of a wide-brimmed summer hat, and a 1920s pineapple crochet lace hat. For the hat I used scraps from my DIY crochet lace skirt.

white lace dress lilac flowers
I love lilacs!

My crochet lace hat is trimmed with my DIY silk and rayon flowers.

bunch of lilacs lace dress
Bunch of lilacs and pearl bracelet

1920s white crochet lace summer cloche hat

I pinned my long hair into a bun. If you’d like to recreate the hairstyle, I’ve written a tutorial for this authentic 1920s hairstyle.

1920s white lace dress with lace jacket

I also made a matching sheer lace jacket for the dress.

1920s long sleeve lace dress

I used the same lace as for the dress.

1920s white lace jacket
1920s lace jacket

My lace jacket is mainly inspired by this pretty 1928 Hattie Carnegie tulle dress with jacket. And here are two 1920s lace dresses with matching jackets: cream-colored 1920s lace dress, and white silk rayon lace dress.

1920s pink slip white lace dress

As the dress is very sheer, I’m wearing my pink satin slip underneath.

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