Sally Pigtails

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Sally Pigtails
Sally Pigtails
Year: 1959
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Item #: 201
Going places in Lancashire Cotton, of course, by Sally Pigtails. Classic candy stripes are used for this gay cotton sundress with contrasting white bolero.
Source: Lancashire Life, March 1959.

Comment by: Michael on 19th September 2020 at 13:16

The girl's dress in this advertisement costs "from" 75/-, (£3/15/-), which would be expressed as £3.75 today.

"A bargain", one might think, except that one Pound Sterling in 1959 was worth a lot more in real terms, than one Pound Sterling is today.

Calculations vary as to rates, but a working average would suggest at least a 20x inflation over the six decades since. Hence, a large loaf of bread costing one shilling in 1959, would cost at least £1 today at the cheapest supermarket prices. As there were 20 shillings in one Pound, this equates to a 20x inflation rate for bread, although this does vary for other products.

This being the case, the girl's dress at 75 shillings in 1959 would, allowing for 20x inflation, cost £75 today. Maybe it was not such a bargain after all!

Comment by: Margaret on 20th July 2018 at 13:31

My favourite outfits were from Sally Pigtails.

Comment by: Katie on 17th May 2012 at 15:00

Ah, she looks sweet - I'd love my daughter to dress like that, but sadly she's not impressed.

Maybe I should surprise her at Xmas lol.


Comment by: Jo on 11th July 2009 at 18:58

I still have a dress made by sally pigtails

Comment by: daniel on 4th May 2008 at 16:23

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