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Designing and making 1950s bras and slips

Lingerie in the 1960s and 1970s

Some of the fabrics used in making the corsetry, bras and briefs shown on the 1966 magazine spread opposite included Bri-Nylon, Terylene and Spandex.

See also Fashion Brands and Synthetic Fabrics for further details of innovative man-made textiles from M&S in the 1950s and 60s.

Download the M&S Fashion Timeline (PDF) which lists significant dates in the Company's history, particularly focusing on the development of its clothing and fashion brands.
Illustrated article on corsetry, bras and briefs featured in St Michael News, Spring 1966
M&S lingerie advert 1970
1970s ladies M&S briefs