Startling new goings on…

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Co-starring Leslie Phillips in a shameless ‘let’s stick it to the old guard’ gesture. Intrigued by the mention of ‘Brigitte Bardot’ as a brand name, can anyone enlighten me?

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Cosmopolitan, May 1978.


Turn the heat on

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Clockwise from top left: Wolsey, Brettles, Margit Brant, Wolsey, Abecita, Mary Quant.

It’s an accomplished fact that the warmest way to hibernate starts right next to your skin. Here, then, are some of the hottest bare body coverings – Short-johns, mid-johns, long-johns, vests, bodytops and a petticoat to wear under everything else, plus the cosiest nightie on the market.

Fabrics vary from wool to cotton jersey, man-mades and mixtures, all good old favourites that have proved their insulation properties over past winters. These hibernation undies are all warm investments and most of them glamorous enough to want to show off. Long-johns and mid-johns are staging a comeback as circulation increases: wear them rolled up, if you like, over tights, under socks. Pile them on to beat the winter.

Illustrations by Caroline Smith.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Flair, December 1971.

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Left to right: Medico at Simpsons, Mary Quant, Marks & Spencer, Brettle, Mary Quant and Wolsey.


Inspirational Editorials: Summer to Remember

Dress by Gordon Luke Clarke. Shoes by Piccini.

Dress by Gordon Luke Clarke. Shoes by Piccini.

Photographed by Graham Hughes at Syon Park.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Harpers and Queen, June 1977

Both dresses by Maureen Baker.

Both dresses by Maureen Baker.

Dress by Maureen Baker. Shoes at Simpson.

Dress by Maureen Baker. Shoes at Simpson.

Liberty print dress by Juliet Dunn.

Liberty print dress by Juliet Dunn.