My par­ents thought it was far too short!

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Jenny Fen­wiCk, 71, lives with her hus­band in west york­shire. she do­nated a 1965 lace dress.

I spot­ted this dress on a shop­ping trip with friends in 1965, and it was love at first sight. My mother was a seam­stress and un­til then she had made all my clothes.

I came from a small Not­ting­hamshire town and at week­ends we would go to sh­effield to shop at Wal­lis and the new top shop con­ces­sion in the peter Robin­son de­part­ment store.

I still don’t know how to de­scribe the colour — it’s somewhere be­tween ochre and ginger — but, when I saw it, I knew it was for me. I used to wear it with my Mary Quant tights, which had daisies on them, and a pair of shiny patent bronze leather shoes, with chunky heels and a bow on the front.

My par­ents didn’t know what to think: I re­mem­ber my fa­ther tear­ing his hair out at the short skirts of the day. When Mary Quant came on the scene, she changed fash­ion com­pletely. It made you feel alive.

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