You can see in this 1920s photograph how the skirt was just that bit shorter c1928 in this image below. The dress has godet inserts, a popular style addition of dresses of 1928. Some were inserted as handkerchief godets as the hemline dithered and was gradually falling in 1929. The hemline plummeted after the Wall Street stock market crash. The fox fur with its tails was often referred to as a scarf or stole in USA.