Marks & Spencer’s utility dress. Circa 1941.
As war broke out Marks & Spencer’s (a major British multinational retailer. very well known for its knickers here in the UK.) was faced with many obstacles. Low on goods and employees, and it’s stores was under enemy fire. And in 1941 ‘Making of Civilian Clothing (Restriction Orders)’ meant Marks & Spencer’s could use only 5 buttons, 2 pockets and 4 metres of stitching for every item. | Marks & Spencer - Marks in time