Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
should choose it in black, brown, dark
blue or dark gray.
"I haye a little all-black evening
dress that I have worn four years,
but it is so simple and good in out
line that every now and then when
I put it on fop- dinner my husband
says to me,, 'Yoil" are wearing a
charming new gown this eveniqg.'
"The woman who must dress on-
a small income must produce an ef
fect of unobtrusive simplicity. She
cannot have a vivid green evening
gown, for if' she wears it more than
two or three times her friends nat
urally say, 'Oh, there's that old green
dress again.' If you are poor, your
clothes must have simple good lines
and little trimming.
"Fat is fatal to good dressing. Jf
a woman is fat and America has an
extraordinary number of extraordi
narily fat women, it seems to me she
might just as well buy one black dress
and wear it forever. No matter how
thin a woman is, how muph hetr bones
show, she can make an excellent ef
fect if she is dressed interestingly.
The first thing a woman must do to
be well dressed is to get thin.
"The stage sets the fashions. No
private individual can set a fashion,
no matter how wealthy or influential
she may be. For after all who' sees
her? The women who set the fash
ions for America today are Mrs. Ver
non Castle, Florence Walton and El
sie De Wolfe. ' -v
"Great beauties are seldom fash
ionable," Lady Duff Gordon added.
"Ugly women frequently appear bet
ter dressed than pretty women be
cause they have more chic." '
"Have you any advice to offer the
poor young woman about to be mar
ried as to her trousseau?" I asked.
"First, tell her npt (o have a big
ceremonial wedding," Lady Duff Gor
don answered. "Those marriages
with expensive flowers and music
are for the rich who can afford to
waste money that wray. Tell her not
to have a wedding dress, but to be
married in a pretty afternoon gown
that she will wear afterward at social
affairs. A wedding dress is fit for one
occasion only. If worn afterward it
is always recognizable and never ap
propriate. "If' a. woman has a good figure,
good.corsets and good taste she can
be well dressed, no matter how poor
she is," concluded the dressmaker to
In women's fashions perhaps his
tory is repeating itself. With the
higher skirts and the lowering of
necks the day of the fig leaf may yet
NINE OF EVERY TEN MEN COURT THIS GIRL
LAW PROTECTS MODERN VENUS FROM MOB
Los Angeles. Behold a modern
Venus so alluringly attractive in her
youthfulness that it is said nine out
of every ten men whom she meets
falls in love with her!
She is Anna Milano, called the most
beautiful prisoner ever held inside the
walls of the Los Angeles county jail
The great-eyed, dark-haired beau
ty was taken into custody by the
juvenile authorities on charges that
she had a penchant for running away
frtfm home, and that her beauty re
sulted in nine out of every ten men
she met courting her, or attempting
to do so.
Under unique conditions the girl
has been granted her freedom at the
request of Attorney S. S. Hahn, under
whose direction her case came.
Here are the "strings" to her lib
erty: She is to have a high school and
then a business education, for which
the attorney has agreed to pay.
She is to repay the money as soon
as she secures a position.
She must report to the attorney
each day when she leaves for school
and at the time she returns.