Yellow dress with leg-of-mutton sleeves

Peplums were popular in the 1940s. Wartime fabric shortages and austerity measures precluded anything too fancy and the addition of a modest peplum made a simply cut garment look less severe.

Details

Credit: Loan courtesy of Mona Cheetham.
Designer: Unknown
Garment type: Dress
Features: The dress features a peplum, leg-of-mutton sleeves and a self-fabric belt.
Colour: Yellow
Exhibition: Decades of Fashion, Palmerston North, 2014
Label: Unlabelled
Date: 1940s