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SIMPLE COSTUME FOR- GIRL WHO-WORKS
u LESSON FROM IRENE HOUR'S BEAUTY A ,
BY IDAH M'GLONE GIBSON
"It is very easy to get 'into bad
habits of walking and sitting if a girl
works. When one is, tired it is easy
to sleep," said Miss Hough to me' as
we walked down Michigan av., Chi
cago. "When Lsat at the desk f was very
careful to sit up straight, and, now
that I am supervisor I am very care
ful to walk properly." '
I had noticed before this that Miss
Hough had a very graceful and free
carriage. She walked on the balls of
her feet, dropping ier heels lightly.
In fact, they hardly touched the side
walk. She made ber backbone, in
stead of her abdominal walls, carry
the weight of her internal ,orgafls.
This gave her a wonderful appear
ance of lightness. I imagine she would
be a very good dancer.
You will see by the illustration the
correct position of one's feet' while
walking. It is almost straight ahead.
The old idea of "toes out" has been
discarded, even in the army. It isjiot
only "head and eyes to the front" now
but toes also.
I asked Miss Hough to pose for me
In what she considered proper kind
of office dress, and she 'did so in the
costume that she wears every day in
the telephone exchange,"" and "which
Bhe wore in "The Woman's' Way."
It is dark, navy blue serge,- with a
Shirtwaist, made without collar,
slightly low in the neck and long
sleeves. vOver this she wears a co
quettish Tittle blue velvet sleeveless
jacket, which robs the costume of any
stuffness. One glance at the picture
will show that it is particularly appro
priate and.good-loking dress for office
In some offices and stores they in
sist upon the black uniform, but
where it is permissible I confess I like
the white waist, as it has an appear-
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ance of fresh'riessthat is always ap
pealing. Dark navy Jblue .serge costume is
best for every-day wear.