During the mid-1920s, the silhouette that fashion designers strove to achieve was that of a tan, athletic 15 year old girl. The bust line was minimized with a bandeau and dresses took on an androgynous look. Inspired by men's fashions, designers incorporated men's suiting fabrics, as well as, male associated garments like neckties and vests for a more tailored silhouette. The coat frock was one such example of a more mannish asthetic for women. April was interpreted from a 1925 English fashion plate. The slender lines of this dress are a more flattering style for those who find that the dropped waistline ubiquitous in the 1920s not to be in their best interest.
April is stitched in a creme and gold rayon-acetate jacquard and has tan satin contrast. The front of the dress is made up of three pieces. The side front panels have a dart from the shoulder to near the bust point. The side seam is straight from armpit to hip where box pleats aid in ease of walking. The center front has an inset panel that buttons at the upper front. This opening at the left side of the inset creates enough room to get in and out of the garment. The buttons on the right side of the inset, as well as above the kick pleats are decorative. There are 26 buttons total. The sleeves have a slim shape and gather into upturned cuffs at the wrist. The collar in tan satin not only ties together asthetically the other tan elements of the dress, but creates a nice frame around the neckline.
Hand wash cold. Line Dry.