Dress, going away
Midnight blue going away dress. Mid-length skirt with cross-over top and collar. Tie buttons at the back. Made of a shiny, textured silk with a repeating square pattern. Belonged to Eileen Riddell.
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Although growing up in a poor family in Whanganui during the Depression, Eileen was determined to have the most stylish dress for her big day. She travelled up to Auckland especially to choose it and wore it paired with a fresh red rose.