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.
Garment loan courtesy of Mona Cheetham
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The dress features a peplum, leg-of-mutton sleeves and a self-fabric belt.
Decades of Fashion, Palmerston North, 2014