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SHOES

Hope House Costume Museum has hundreds of pairs of shoes for women, men and children. The oldest pair date from the early Victorian era all the way through to 1970s. 

Browse just some of Notty's favourite ones below.

GREEN BAR SHOE c.1922

Bar shoes had been worn in the previous decade, but became synonomous with the 1920s. These green fabric shoes, albeit somewhat faded now, were ideal for tea dances. These simple, yet elegant shoes reflect the direction fashion began to take during the 1920s, with more women able to vote and to enter the professional work place, fashion took a dramatic turn away from the corseted silhouettes of the Edwardian era, and found empowerment in a more relaxed look, with cropped hair and dropped waists.