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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 below included Bri-Nylon, Terylene and Spandex.
An illustration of various matching sets of underwear including bras and suspenders
Article on Corsetry, Bras and Briefs Featured in St Michael News, Spring 1966

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

Photo of four women wearing nightwear and dressing gowns in pink and red colours
M&S Lingerie Advert 1970
Download the M&S Fashion Timeline which lists significant dates in the Company's history, particularly focusing on the development of its clothing and fashion brands.
Full brief pants with a pink background and purple, blue and dark pink flowers.
1970s Ladies M&S Pants