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Rules of Fashion #10

Point #10:
A: Dress your age. A hat that really belongs above a mature, thoughtful face is far more flattering, and incidentally in better taste, than a cute pixie cap. Clothes that are too young paradoxically make their wearer look older. Remember that the interesting men of the world like women who appear youthful but who are not pathetic carbon copies of the girls they were. On the other hand, clothes that are too sophisticated do not imbue the youthful wearer with the femme fatale look she longs to achieve, but tend, on the contrary, to give her a comically childlike appearance.
B: As you grow older, cover up. Aging flesh is not appealing. Whether a Bikini bathing suit on a charming young body is modest or immodest is a matter of the current mode or local morals or good taste; it has nothing to do with aestheticism, but too much revelation of a figure that is too thin, too fat, or too old can be lamentable.
For the older woman, misty tulle scarves in the evening or little jackets or stoles are pleasant bits of decorative fancy.

For years I've definitely cultivated a very childlike look for daytime, but lately when I've put some of my favourite outfits on they have felt odd, inconguous. Am I just getting older? Or have I finally seen Ms Chase's ideas as truth? I'm still unsure- I love the look of pinafores and ruffles and bows, but somehow they have felt so off to me of late. Any opinions on this look in general?

Excerpt from: Chase, Edna Woolman and Ilka. Always in Vogue. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company Inc,1954.

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