Historical information

This dress belonged to Meredith Lenné, a lifelong Brighton resident. She bought it around 1965-66 at Oggi, a fashion boutique at the "Paris End" of Collins Street, while she was working at the Royal Children's Hospital as an occupational therapist. It was her 'good' dress, worn to dinner parties, balls and lunches throughout the 1960s. The hem was taken up and adjusted several times as the fashion moved towards shorter skirts.

Physical description

Emerald green print midlength shift dress, sleeveless, with high neckline and high waist. Back zip. Hem has been let out, having been altered multiple times during the 1960s. Label reads "Oggi of Collins Street".