51. 1917 1918 Hemlines

Arthur Marwick, commenting in his book, “The Deluge. British Society and the First World War”, on the modification in women’s dress during the Great War;

“for, however far politicians were to put the clocks back in other steeples in the years after the war, no one ever put the lost inches back on the hems of women’s skirts”.

A seasonal selection of pages of patterns from the Canadian Home Journal