Fashions of January 1917

Aren’t you glad you do not have to wear garments such as these today?  But you get a good idea of why ladies of the time tended to have a fairly gentle sedentary life.

 

No jogging or marathons possible in these clothes.

 

[source: Bromley & District Times, 5th January 1917, pg 5]
Do you like the boots?

The cost is 12s(shillings) 11d (pence), which, if I can remember is 65p today!

However, when you think that some families had to manage on £1 (20shillings) was a lot of money for a working class woman.

[Source: 5th January 1917, pg 4]
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