Turn the heat on

1970s, Abecita, caroline smith, flair magazine, Illustrations, margit brandt, Marks and Spencer, mary quant, Simpson of Piccadilly, underwear
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Clockwise from top left: Wolsey, Brettles, Margit Brant, Wolsey, Abecita, Mary Quant.

It’s an accomplished fact that the warmest way to hibernate starts right next to your skin. Here, then, are some of the hottest bare body coverings – Short-johns, mid-johns, long-johns, vests, bodytops and a petticoat to wear under everything else, plus the cosiest nightie on the market.

Fabrics vary from wool to cotton jersey, man-mades and mixtures, all good old favourites that have proved their insulation properties over past winters. These hibernation undies are all warm investments and most of them glamorous enough to want to show off. Long-johns and mid-johns are staging a comeback as circulation increases: wear them rolled up, if you like, over tights, under socks. Pile them on to beat the winter.

Illustrations by Caroline Smith.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Flair, December 1971.

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Left to right: Medico at Simpsons, Mary Quant, Marks & Spencer, Brettle, Mary Quant and Wolsey.

The Present Shape of Christmas

1960s, caroline smith, Queen magazine, Richard Winslade, thea porter

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…can be coped with from bed If you have a telephone, a writing hand, and a London address, why walk? Christmas can come to you.

Pretty much my idea of perfection, from the Thea Porter kaftan to the Caroline Smith poster on the wall…

Photographed by Richard Winslade.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Queen, December 1969.

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