Monday, August 3, 2015

To Dress Like a Lady

Know, first, who you are;
and then adorn yourself accordingly.
Epictetus


One of the misfortunes of our culture is that for many, the beautiful distinction between the clothing characteristic of women and men has been muddied.  Sweatshirts and jeans have gained a foothold in many a female wardrobe.  Oh, how much loveliness is missing!

There remains however, a remnant who know themselves to be distinctly feminine creatures, and dress according to their unmistakable identity.  This bright circle glows with a soft, attractive charm that delights in being members of the fairer sex, and this is reflected in their choices of clothing.

A lady's clothes will not have a mannish cut (boxy or baggy) but will reflect her feminine shape. The overall effect of the cut, color, and material of a lady's clothing should be soft, shapely, and becoming, just like her personality.

Adornment is never anything but a reflection of the heart.
Coco Chanel

Principle: A lady does not dress like a man.

Art:  Jeune Fille Lisant, Alfred Stevens