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Popover is a type of dress originally designed by Claire McCardell in 1942. The outfit type became the basis for a variety of wrap-around dresses.[1]

A versatile wrap dress, it could be used as a bathing suit cover-up, house dress, dressing gown, or party dress.[2] It is iconic of the American Look and could be worn to entertain, to a party, or to cover up a swimsuit.[2][3]


  1. ^ Polan, Brenda; Tredre, Roger (2009). The great fashion designers (English ed.). Oxford: Berg Publishers. p. 93. ISBN 9780857851758.
  2. ^ a b "Claire McCardell: "Popover" dress (C.I.45.71.2ab) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History" The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Web. 14 Nov 2009.
  3. ^ "Bride Dress". SFriday, 10 August 2018

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