EVERY week in Echo Memories, we reproduce a page from the Echo's history. Knowing that our readers are an extremely fashion conscious lot, our eye fell on this splendid page from March 19, 1921 - exactly 100 years ago today.

It shows the latest spring fashions from the days women worried about house frocks, marabout stoles and spunella silks.

In the commentary, the Echo’s female writer says that the abundance of pretty fashions shows that despite getting the privileges and responsibilities of the Parliamentary vote 16 months earlier, women had lost none of their femininity, as had been predicted.

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