Late 1940s inspired coat dress in green

Newtown High School of Performing Arts

Ellen Polsek


"Late 1940s inspired coatdress in forest green double bonded crepe with patterned acetate lining, hand embroidered floral buttons and princess seams featured at the bodice."

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"Seen at the front bodice of the dress, princess seams successfully highlight shape and direction. Its ability to emphasize the waist is closely linked to characteristics of the chosen era, providing structure and therefore acting as both functional and aesthetic aspects of the dress."

"Hand embroidered buttons inspired by the Russian Pavlovsky shawl are located at the front bodice. The floral embroidery uses stitches including woven wheel, french knot and stem stitch in a variety of colours. Holding no functional value, aesthetically the buttons emphasise the waistline and add contrasting texture and colour."

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