The Dark Velvet Dress appears in photographs during the second half of the great War. In earlier photographs the dresses often have an Empire waistline.
Velvet is a fabric that can be seen in any era. It often falls from favour because it can be unflattering and needs care.
Above photo Edwarde Photographer, 14 St. Mary's Rd, Southampton
Inscribed :With love from Ethel...Photo June 1917