“In 1923 we were still living in an era when the middle-class women were not seen much anymore,” says Pincus. “They were much more invisible — or at least they were. In 1926, the ‘Lady’ dress came in.”
A large portion of a lady’s wardrobe during the 1920s was meant to accompany the ‘Ladies’ Day’ — a celebration of the upper-class women who came back from the war to the American shores. The ‘Lady’ Day was considered a major occasion, with “a wide array of events” and “an elaborate celebration on the beach and other public locations,” according to Pincus.
Pair the ‘Lady’ dress with a dress with a lace flower pattern and you’ll have a sophisticated and chic ensemble.
As for what the ‘Lady’ dress had to offer, Pincus offers up another interesting tidbit about the item:
“The fabric wasn’t just for wedding dresses — as it is today — it was also used to make jackets and skirts.”
Hence the word ‘slim fit.’
What can we learn from this item?
One thing the lady’s dress can teach us is that a beautiful lady dress does not have to look like your everyday outfit. If you’ve ever wondered what your everyday dress looked like when you first stepped out onto the runway in your best ‘lady’ dress, you’re in luck — because the ladies with the largest collections of ‘lady’ dress can give you a few pointers.
“We have all had to wear high heels or we wouldn’t be here right now. In order to be fashionable, you have to have a little bit of style, but not so much that we wear them all the time.”
A lot is happening in China’s economy right now.
Its credit stock is at a record high, the yuan is at an all-time high and it’s trading at the best level ever.
According to the latest data from Bank of America, the country is enjoying a strong financial rebound and is likely to expand its economic output by more than 1 trillion yuan this year — the largest growth in more than three decades.
But these numbers don’t tell the whole story.
Take the state.
China’s economy is now more than 20 times larger than it was in 2006, so more than a billion people are doing jobs you would normally associate with those jobs.