Dress and jacket, Horrockses Fashions, about 1955

Dress and jacket, Horrockses Fashions, about 1955

Dress and Jacket
Horrockses Fashions
About 1955
Printed cotton
Museum no. T.639&A-1996
Worn and given by Mrs Elizabeth Payze
© Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Horrockses' crisp cotton dresses, with their brightly coloured prints and full gathered skirts, were a fashion success story for the post-war period. They appealed to women of different ages and social backgrounds as the perfect summer dress. This example was worn by Elizabeth Payze as a teenager.