This exhibition explores how fashion changed during the Second World War as a result of shortages. As early as 1940, clothes rationing was in place as textiles became scarce under German Occupation. As a result, women used second-hand men’s suits to create their own suits, skirts became shorter to save fabric and dresses were made using a mix of materials. Fabric shortages encouraged women to be more creative making dresses from jute, flour sacks and recycled underskirts. Parachute material was used for christening and wedding gowns and even dog hair was put to good use.