Dress, Maternity
Black Skinner Satin Dress. Material: textile. Size: 15" x 43". Description: black Skinner Satin dress; ivory lace, v-necked dickey center bodice insert; long sleeves; horizontal tucks on bodice; dropped waistline pleated skirt.
Dress worn by Nelia (Guddal) Hodgkins, mother of Dorothy (Hodgkins) Gigeay. Nelia wore this dress while she was nursing Dorothy (Hodgkins) Gigeay's brother, Delbert Hodgkins. Delbert Hodgkins was born in 1928. Nelia altered the front bodice of this dress by inserting the white dickey. Skinner Satin gowns owed their glory to the unmistakable luxury of supple satin. Companies like Skinner Satin gowns were noteworthy for their top of the line rayon bridal satin that looked and felt like the finest silk. Highly prized by wedding gown collectors today for its drape, substantial weight and suppleness, Skinner Satin gowns were commonly hand beaded with pearls and seed beads at the yoke.