Just Like Granny Used To Wear

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Very Thirtyish, with its floral print and elbow length sleeves, a Liberty print cotton dress by Foale and Tuffin. Leather shoes by Ravel. Crochet straw hat by Biba.

Granny’s clothes are coming back. Trend-setting girls saw some time ago what pinched-in waists and long clinging crepes could do for them. Now manufacturers and boutiques have seen the potential. But beware – for it is only on the very young that granny’s clothes look very new.

Hair by Howard at Vidal Sassoon. Make-up by Yardley. Fashion by June McCallum.

Photographed by Hiroshi.

Scanned from The Telegraph Magazine, August 7th 1970.

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Small white flowers are printed on the black background of a cotton jersey dress that granny might have worn as a girl. Designed by Lee Bender at Bus Stop. The shiny leather lace-up shoes are by Ravel.

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Far from looking old-fashioned, this printed cotton suit from Biba is beautifully up-to-date with its fitted waist, peplum and long skirt. the lace-up granny boots are from Ravel.

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Double chiffon dress for serious occasions has the dropped waistline, sash and long sleeves with scalloped trim of the Twenties. By Mary Quant’s Ginger Group.

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Printed crepe suit with a fitted shape that is a reminder of the Forties. By Lee Bender at Bus Stop. Shoes are from Ravel.

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