To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, the Imperial War Museum is putting on a new exhibition of clothes people wore when faced with real austerity and rationing.
Fashion on a Ration includes dresses made from parachute material as well as suits and children’s clothing.
Luke Blackall went behind the scenes of the exhibition.
How well did Britons adapt to austerity?
Author of Fashion on a Ration, the book which accompanies the exhibition, Julie Summers explains more.
How has fashion changed since the Second World War?
Luke Blackall explores the styles, colours and materials of the time?