Queen Maud's wardrobe
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DAYWEAR


The striking contrast of red and black is the eye-catching feature of this coat. Its bat-wing sleeves and loose cut illustrate the very simple styles of the early 1920s. The voluptuous silhouette of the Edwardian era had been replaced with a slender, almost boyish figure.   Coat, 1919-1921
Coat, 1919-1921, OK 127-1991
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design: Stiftelsen Kunstindustrimuseet i Oslo. Teigens Fotoatelier AS

 

By the 1930s, Queen Maud wore simple silk dresses during the day. Like this example many featured bright floral patterns on dark backgrounds, a popular design for dress fabrics in the 1930s. Sleeves of plain silk are set deep into a bodice of floral patterned silk. A row of flowers cut from the patterned material has been appliquéd over the seams where the two fabrics meet. More appliqué flowers adorn each sleeve. Although styles had changed radically since Maud's youth, fine hand-sewing was still the mark of good dressmaking.   Day dress, 1932-34 Day dress, 1932-34, OK 75-1991
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design: Stiftelsen Kunstindustrimuseet i Oslo. Teigens Fotoatelier AS