Were you striking a pose at these Suffolk fashion shows?

Members of the Art school dressed in bin bag dresses, comlete with tin foil curlers Picture: JOHN

Members of the Art school dressed in bin bag dresses, complete with tin foil curlers

Looking back over old photos it's often our clothes that can be most indicative of the era that they were taken in. 

From overbearing shoulder pads to heavy make up and excessive layering, Suffolk's seen its fair share of different trends over the years. 

The dancing continued down the catwalk Picture: ARCHANT

The dancing continued down the catwalk - Credit: Archant

Nowhere were these 'styles' from different eras more evident than on the models taking to the county's catwalks. 

Felixstowe Middle School fashion show in July 1968

Felixstowe Middle School fashion show in July 1968 - Credit: Archant

Our selection of pictures covers over 40 years of fashion from miniskirts in the 1960s in Felixstowe to plaid in Needham Market in the early 90s. 

Fashion Show in aid of Needham Market Youth Club, October 1993

Fashion Show in aid of Needham Market Youth Club, October 1993 - Credit: Archant

There was even a peek into the world of sports fashion in the 1980s with the stereotypical big hair and legwarmers at the heart of the show. 

Ipswich Town star George Burley backstage of the Sports Fashion Show in 1982

Ipswich Town star George Burley backstage of the Sports Fashion Show in 1982 - Credit: Archant


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Suffolk fashion lovers weren't afraid to go avant-garde with their styles either with students embracing all kinds of materials including bin bags and tinfoil to create a signature style for the catwalk. 

Star club fashion show in Ipswich 1979 Picture: ARCHANT

Star club fashion show in Ipswich 1979 - Credit: Archant

To order photos, visit our website or call Diane Townsend on 01603 772449.

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