16th January 2023


“Australian girls dress as well as girls overseas – says noted Melbourne designer” (Linda Patricia), quoted in the Argus (Melbourne) newspaper on 32st August 1950, page 24. Note the unintentional sense of cultural inferiority! The shoes are “sensible” and gloves common.

Truth (Brisbane 20th August 1950 page 22. Circle skirts and ‘mix-and-match’ separates.

“Gay, young fashions for teenagers bear the same important styles as those for adults, but with the avoidance of any exaggeration.”

Truth (Sydney), 20th August 1950 page 39.”Boat neck edged in white eyelet embroidery trims this slim-hipped, full skirted afternoon dress of rust shantung. The same eyelet edging follows the tiny rows of buttons and simulated peplum. The model is Jane Powell, a 21 year old MGM star, so not quite a teenager.

“Bolero suit with a high cut skirt of grey and white, topped with a snug little jacket of brilliant coral. Blouse is of white pique.”


















The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate (NSW ), 24th October 1950 page 4. “A smart suit for teen-ager”.  Why is this a teenager suit? The short sleeves?

The Australian Women’s Weekly, 27th May 1950 page 60.

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