Tea Rose Floral Brocade Suspender With Ruffled Straps

Tea Rose Floral Brocade Suspender With Ruffled Straps, c. 1920s, USA. The Underpinnings Museum. Photography by Tigz Rice.

Date: c. 1920s

Origin: USA

Fabric: Floral brocade cotton

Brand: Unknown


A four strap suspender belt in floral brocaded cotton, trimmed with cotton machine lace. The four suspender straps have a ruffle finish elastic, and are finished with intricate metal adjusters, and metal and rubber suspender grips. The garment closes at the centre back with a strip of elastic, cotton loop and a shell button.

The 1920s saw the phasing out of heavy corsetry, and a movement towards lighter weight styles like girdles and suspender belts. This suspender belt would have offered a previously unheard of flexibility of movement, whilst keeping stockings more securely in place than elastic garters.



From the collection of Karolina Laskowska

Museum number: KL-2020-020


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