Glad rags

Posted by ESC on April 26, 2007

In Reply to: Glad rags posted by Jill Ferraby on April 26, 2007

: I'm trying to find the origin of "glad rags" - meaning posh/party clothes.

Two references say the phrase originated in "the 20c" and the "mainstream 1960s." I thought it was older. Still looking for the origin.