1920s wedding kimono, or uchikake, from the Taisho or Showa era. Puffs of pine needles set off painted gold pine cone clusters, white cranes float gracefully amongst wisps of clouds. All hand painted, lined in red silk. No sash as they weren't worn as such (shown with scarf to define waist). Padded cord within hem.
Whereas in the 1920s casual clothes, while made in different materials, had been shaped the same as formal styles, the 1930s saw the development of fashions for sport and leisure that formed a separate entity. These included lounging pajamas—a major late-1920s and early-1930s fad—worn primarily at the seaside, and all manner of pants, shorts, playsuits, and culottes. This sporty costume, a cross between a long skirt and pants, worn with a camp-type shirt, won a prize in a California fashion…
Evening Dress, Edward Molyneux: autumn/winter 1935, bias-cut velvet. "This work in the popular mermaid line style of the 1930s, is the triumph of Molyneux's golden age. The bias-cut fabric encases the body closely, and the gathers at the seams create a beautiful drape. In the 1930s, styles exposing feminine curves returned to fashion. Hair, which was short in the 1920s, became longer again, and previously knee-length skirts became ankle-length..."
"Liberty & Co., which opened a branch store in Paris from 1889 to 1932, was known as the center of Japonism and subsequent Arts and Crafts movements in London. There were two types of labels used by Liberty & Co.: 'London and Paris' or 'London.' The 'Paris' label was attached to this dress. Paul Poiret also used the textile.” from Fashion: A History from the 18th to the 20th Century (book), by Taschen, via Happy Holliedays blog