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Making clothes fashionable

"At one stage you could wear your cardigan back to front with a v-neck and button it down the back and that made your bust look bigger"

"Your bra in those days was like a parachute, they were all salmon pink and they had stitching around and around and around and around and so when it finally got to the nipple part it was peaked, so when you had your cardigan back to front you had quite a peaked nipple, and that was the aim of it, only when you went dancing and we held close this peak actually indented, so it looked quite stupid"

Mentions medallions, earrings, starched petticoats. Took petticoat off before coming into the house in case the noise woke parents up.