Ok, ok...I know...with the premier of Season 5 of Mad Men, I should be gushing with 1960s Mad Men-inspored posts. But, I'm still enamored with the show that was supposed to be my "filler" until the return of Mad Men - Land Girls. In honor of my finishing season 3 of this lovely BBC series, I'm taking a closer look at that iconic uniform!
|WLA Dress Uniform|
Women joining the Women's Land Army were issues a simple uniform consisting of 2 green sweaters, 2 pairs of brown breeches (either twill or corduroy), 1 pair of brown overalls, 6 pairs of brown long woolen socks, 3 shirts, a green tie, a pair of shoes, a pair of ankle boots, a pair of tall boots, 2 overcoats, 1 raincoat, and a brown floppy hat or beret.
|Some images of the Australian WLA uniform|
|The iconic floppy brown hat|
|Happy Land Girls!|
The WLA uniforms were often ill-fitting and/or weren't appropriate for the season or the work to be done. Many of these crafty women altered their clothing.
|Breeches into shorts|
|Those who worked for the Women's Land Army were not paid any enlisted services benefits following the war and only received recognition from the Queen in August 2009. Courtesy Brighton Museum.|