This dress was designed, worked and owned by Daisy McGlashan. It is a two piece dress in a Mackintosh style, made of silk with velvet applique and silk thread. The colours of green, purple and white could potentially represent the women’s suffrage movement. It was made c1900, when Daisy studied at The Glasgow School of Art. Glasgow School of Art also has a photograph of Daisy wearing the dress, with her daughters.

Visitors often comment on how narrow the waist is! The dress also has a pocket just above the hem – we don’t know what this pocket was used for but everyone has their own ideas…


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