The Secrets of Distinctive Dress; Harmonious, Becoming, and Beautiful Dress, Its Value and How to Achieve It

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III APPROPRIATE DRESS STATION IN LIFE--OCCASION--SEASON--SHOES AND HOSE --HATS, VEILS, AND GLOVES--THE WEARING OF FURS THE WEARING OF JEWELRY THE WEARING OF FLOWERS DRESSING APPROPRIATELY CULTIVAT- ING INTELLIGENCE IN DRESS--A CLOTHES TRIUMPH. Much has been written on the subject of "station in life." In the older countries marked distinction exists between people of wealth and rank and the peasantry. In France, the peasant women delight in wearing their caps and aprons; in fact, it is almost an unheard-of thing for peasant women to be without them, for they take great pride in honest toil and want it known that they are "in service." In America, there are no such class distinctions. Here daughters from every country are blended in the making of American women; but even in this great Democracy appropriateness of dress should be understood and observed. If your position in life is such that you art looked up to and respected by your friends and the community at large, you should be careful almost to a point of fastidiousness in the matter of clothes. Regardless of where you live or how many people you meet in the day, there are some who may be affected by your knowledge and appreciation of dress or your lack of it. For this reason, if for no other, you should be exceedingly careful to give no one a chance to misjudge or criticize you. We never know what effect our example will have on our associates. To enjoy peace of mind and do our part well, we should make sure that our conduct and morals are above reproach and our style of dressing beyond criticism. For the woman of moderate means to be well dressed entails no hardships, for dignified economy and good taste invariably go hand in hand. When we see a young girl or a...

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