With 5 girls and little money mother did a great job dressing us up. The ‘hand me downs’ rule was in great force and me being the youngest got the brunt of it all. Not that I did not get new dresses. I did but that was may be once a year.
I had accepted my fate and in fact kind of looked forward to specially when it came to particular dresses my sisters wore which I liked very much And when mother started repairing them to fit me I just could not wait.
This is history now I do not see anyone wearing hand me downs. The second generation is well off with their wardrobes packed to capacity with new clothes.
Did you wear hand me downs?