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.


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Mona Cheetham
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
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