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Rayon evening dress, late 1940s
The boned bodice, full skirt and narrow waist of this dress are typical of the 'New Look' which became popular after the Second World War. Clothes rationing continued until 1949. The Government considered the New Look to be frivolous, but women loved the fashionable, feminine style, which left the austerity of wartime Britain behind.
This dress was worn in Stoke-on-Trent.

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