Inspirational Images: Biba, 1974

barbara hulanicki, biba, british boutique movement, Honey Magazine, monty coles, seventies fashion

I have this dress in dark blue. (It’s the notorious £50 dress which Barbara Hulanicki feared wouldn’t sell because of the high price. It sold out.) One of these days, I’m actually going to find the occasion to wear it…


Photo by Monty Coles from Honey December 1974

11 thoughts on “Inspirational Images: Biba, 1974

  1. I always loved this Dress managed to buy something very similar in pale Turquoise over here in Australia in the 80's still hanging in the Wardrobe for me to smile over 🙂

  2. I love it! That was a costly dress back then, wasn't it? xxxPS Great Marianne Faithfull post yesterday, we've got a Girl On A Motorcycle poster in the kitchen.

  3. Love the cleavage-hugging corsage. I've just bought a knitted rose brooch, might have to add it to the cleavage of my rose print maxi!

  4. Oh wow! I think I had this is blue also. In the (my) day I mean. I am envious that you could actually fit into it now, but these are your days. And don't you love the natural and very sexy boobs in the photo? So different from the plastic fantastic of this century. You really should wear it and enjoy.

  5. I SO agree about the natural look. I know not everyone is lucky enough to have a certain type of breast, but surgery isn't the answer. I hate being so short, but I'm not about to go and find a medieval rack on which to stretch myself!! I just can't believe how many 'normal' girls are walking around with plastic in their bodies.Christina, sadly I don't have the turban but I'm sure I could approximate it with a length of fabric!

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