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Fashion advice

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What were the tips and techniques shared by students to help them achieve the look of the moment?

For both tongue-in-cheek and down-to-earth advice, click on the thumbnails to read enlightening articles from ‘Bedford News’ and the ‘Inner Circular’.  

1950s

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How Freshers can achieve the look of a fully-fledged student. (BC/AS/203/1/23; Oct 1952) Transcript

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How students can afford a new hair do! (BC/AS/203/1/36; Jun 1955) Transcript

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The fabric to use for this Spring’s dressmaking. (BC/AS/203/1/53; Dec 1958) Transcript 

1960s

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Tanning tips for both the sun worshipers and the pale-&-interesting types (BC/AS/203/1/60; Jun 1960) Transcript

1970s

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Don’t follow the crowd when it comes to your clothes – do your own thing! (BC/AS/203/2; Feb 1970) Transcript

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Follow this advice for successful hair colouring at home. (BC/AS/203/2; Mar 1976) Transcript

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Reinvent old fashions for a new look. (BC/AS/203/2; Nov 1979) Transcript

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