Long A-line dress in paisley print

Kathie Figgins' wardrobe consisted mainly of garments from New Zealand, especially those from Elle Boutique, which was owned by her sister-in-law Wendy Ganley. After 1972 her priorities changed when she stopped work to start a family. Jeans became the practical clothing choice, apart from some special favourites for going out. Kathie didn’t return to full-time work for more than a decade, so having the opportunity to provide alterations for Elle in exchange for new clothing was a source of pleasure for her during the rest of the 1970s. Read more about 1970s fashion in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication The Age of Aquarius: A 70s Revolution in Fashion


Credit: Loan courtesy of Kathie Figgins
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Wendy Ganley
Manufacturing location: Hamilton
Garment type: Dress
Material: Heavy weight cotton
Features: Pin-tucked bodice with cord trim at the bodice seam
Colour: Earthy tones, burgundy cord
Purchase location: Hamilton
Label: Elle, Hamilton
Date: Mid 1970s