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Slip Petticoat & Knickers

1940s (made)
Place Of Origin

Pink flowered printed rayon slip petticoat and French cami-knickers.

object details
Object Type
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Petticoat
  • French Knickers
Materials and Techniques
Printed rayon
Brief Description
Printed rayon slip petticoat and French cami-knickers, made for Utility, Great Britain, 1940s
Physical Description
Pink flowered printed rayon slip petticoat and French cami-knickers.
Production typeReady to wear
Gallery Label
Wartime restrictions on clothing included a ban on the use of silk for civilian purposes. In keeping with the measures imposed, these rayon or 'artifical silk' undergarments are short and fairly slim-fitting with narrow hems, little elastic and no trimmings. Patterns with a tiny repeat, such as this floral design, were used to aviod wastage when cutting.(1997)
Bibliographic Reference
De la Haye, Amy (ed.). The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947- 1997. London : V&A Publications, 1997plate 141
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record createdSeptember 25, 2003
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