Alternative Name(s): Cocktail Dress, Gown, After Five Dress

Pink & white striped dress with Norma Tullo label, XSSW size. The donor, Ann Drayton, bought the dress around 1959, probably at Myer Geelong. She wore the dress for her engagement photo, but little of the dress could be seen in the photo due to its scooped neckline. She notes that the dress has a 'belt' of the same fabric which finishes with a bow, which may be worn at the front or back of the gown. Being petite in size and height, she wore the bow at the back, and teamed the dress with white stiletto shoes & white shawl.

Ann's family is associated with 'The Uplands' homestead in the Kinglake area, built by Elizabeth and John Lawrey in the late 1890s. 'The Uplands' was well known locally and was often used by the Kinglake community as a meeting place for special events, celebrations and sporting activities.The house was one of two on this site on the Whittlesea-Kinglake Road in Kinglake that were destroyed in the Black Saturday bushfires on 7 February 2009. The chimney from 'The Uplands' was collected as part of the Victorian Bushfires Collection and installed in the Forest Gallery at Melbourne Museum, to commemorate the history of bushfires in Victoria.

Physical Description

Pink striped dress with scooped neckline and belt. Knee-length.Hooks, cloth eyes and metal press studs fasten belt, which is finished with a bow. Metal side zip.

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