Story: City styles

Dressing up for town, Auckland, 1957

Dressing up for town, Auckland, 1957

Smartly attired shoppers bustle along Queen Street, Auckland, just before Christmas 1957. Formal dress when visiting towns and cities was a must until the second half of the 20th century, when dress slowly became more casual. Men and women both wore hats, which women teamed with gloves, scarves and smart handbags.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'City styles - City fashion', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 July 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 11 Mar 2010