Net Petticoats and Knicker Pockets

Out walking with Lou, the girls and I were reminiscing. Who remembers those lovely net petticoats, and how many did you wear at once? Full skirts made such a statement in the 50s, celebrating the end of the post-war clothing restrictions, and they held their shape thanks to lots of frilled petticoats of stiffened nylon. Look at the skirts in this Marks and Spencer advert from 1958!

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We also talked about menthol cigarettes and pockets in  your school knickers.  I wish they put more pockets into clothes these days. I’m always running out of space for hankies, phone, dog poo bags etc.

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