Whatever happened to drip-dry clothing? When I was a girl in the sixties and seventies my mother wore nothing else. These drip-dry clothes: you washed them in cold water (and there was even a washing powder specially formulated for that) and then you hung them out to dry. No ironing. I think my mother knew how to iron, but I never saw her do it. Where are they now, all those nylon trouser suits that needed no pressing and lasted forever?