Do you have much-treasured pics of your nan in a utitlity dress or your mum in a glamorous New Look style frock?
Well then, the Imperial War Museum would love to have a peek for their latest exhibition, Fashion on the Ration, celebrating wartime style.
75 years on from the end of clothes rationing in Britain, the IMW are encouraging the nation to dig deep into their family albums to discover what their family wore at the time – and share these photographs and stories across social media using #WhatMyFamilyWore.
Many of the contributions to the #WhatMyFamilyWore initiative will be shown as part of the exhibition experience for Fashion on the Ration; 1940’s Street Style, IWM North’s newly opened show.
Fashion on the Ration explores how fashion survived and even flourished under the strict rules of rationing and how despite the restrictions, austerity did not put an end to creative design or fashionable trends on the British home front. The designs of the era are still celebrated today, with a growing community of people who wear and make clothes inspired by these war time trends.