Evening dress with floor length cap sleeves
Betty bought this dress from Farrys in Invercargill. The shop girl, who was called Bryce, told Betty that this dress was a winner in the Benson & Hedges Fashion Design Awards. It cost her a whole month's wages which was quite a lot of money as Betty was a PE teacher at St Catherine's. She needed to be well turned out for the formal occasions that she attended with her husband who was the chairman of the stock exchange. Read more about 1970s fashion in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication The Age of Aquarius: A 70s Revolution in Fashion.
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