Polka dot minidress

Bought in Invercargill in 1972, Trish kept this dress because she had such great memories of wearing it – plus, her husband did not want her to toss it out. "I wore the short one (Polka dot mini dress) many times, but most particularly when I flew to Australia to reconnect with a 'friend' whom I had met over there a year earlier. He subsequently became my husband (and still is) in 1975, and we have lived in Southland ever since." Read more about 1970s fashion in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication The Age of Aquarius: A 70s Revolution in Fashion


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Trish Wright
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Manufacturing location: Emily Place, Auckland
Garment type: Dress
Material: Synthetic tricot knit
Features: Drop waist dress with pleated skirt, white puppy ear collar and cuffs
Colour: Red, white
Purchase location: Invercargill
Label: Peppertree
Date: 1972