What shall I wear? The what, where, when, and how much of

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  1. says:

    Dated but lovely I read this as complement to the Dress Doctors book I do wish that American life offeredopportunities to dress to the occasion If I see oneblogger or fashionista pushing skinny, already worn out jeans, I ll scream McCardell was adamant that clothing be cared for, and that every detail be functional buttons must button, ties not simply sewn in place, and styles must accommodate the body What is LESS functional and economic than restrictive, pre damaged clothi Dated but lovely I read this as complement to the Dress Doctors book I do wish that American life offeredopportunities to dress to the occasion If I see oneblogger or fashionista pushing skinny, already worn out jeans, I ll scream McCardell was adamant that clothing be cared for, and that every detail be functional buttons must button, ties not simply sewn in place, and styles must accommodate the body What is LESS functional and economic than restrictive, pre damaged clothing American women could learn a lot from McCardell s admonition that a woman should know her own style before she blindly buys what Fashion is selling


  2. says:

    This book was written in 1956 and thus, very dated, but so much of her style advice completely tracks with today when you take it at face value McCardell is a little known name in design but had an extraordinary impact on the way we still dress today She pioneered the concept of separates which just weren t done until the 50s among other things she invented ballet flats as well and she highlights the difficulty but power of mix and match when done right So many of her tips are things This book was written in 1956 and thus, very dated, but so much of her style advice completely tracks with today when you take it at face value McCardell is a little known name in design but had an extraordinary impact on the way we still dress today She pioneered the concept of separates which just weren t done until the 50s among other things she invented ballet flats as well and she highlights the difficulty but power of mix and match when done right So many of her tips are things that are practical and I will use going forward simple reminders like, if you love something in the dressing room, keep in mind to imagine where it will be worn surroundings and also to make sure you sit in it and walk around and bend, etc in it to see where things end up What shape tops look good on what figure, etc Super great advice Loved this


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    This is a reprint of a fashion advice book from 1956 If fashion advice is what you re looking for it s probably not going to be of much use to you, but if you re reading it for a look into attitudes toward fashion in 1950s American and a bit of a giggle then this book is for you Although I m sure it s not what the author intended I laughed out loud at points Some choice quotes include teen age clothes fads are anything but a budding Fashion sense They are all tied up with bebop and bunny h This is a reprint of a fashion advice book from 1956 If fashion advice is what you re looking for it s probably not going to be of much use to you, but if you re reading it for a look into attitudes toward fashion in 1950s American and a bit of a giggle then this book is for you Although I m sure it s not what the author intended I laughed out loud at points Some choice quotes include teen age clothes fads are anything but a budding Fashion sense They are all tied up with bebop and bunny hopping and this year s top tune and my personal favourite You are buying for your husband s tastes If you have a taxi lover in your home, be sure you have plenty of spindly heels to give him an excuse to take a taxi


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    Some of the advice is timeless as it pertains to NOT being a slave to fashion and to be wary of trends Choosing one s own style and cultivating it is perhaps the strongest message There is quite a bit of commentary and advice related to what your husband thinks That is quite out dated relative to the current societal norms I do have to wonder if we have swung too far to the side of not dressing to impress our beloved, though Looking nice and dressing in a manner they find appealing still go Some of the advice is timeless as it pertains to NOT being a slave to fashion and to be wary of trends Choosing one s own style and cultivating it is perhaps the strongest message There is quite a bit of commentary and advice related to what your husband thinks That is quite out dated relative to the current societal norms I do have to wonder if we have swung too far to the side of not dressing to impress our beloved, though Looking nice and dressing in a manner they find appealing still goes on the language to discuss it has changed As someone who adores fashion while being quite unfashionable Ugly Betty, anyone , this book brought me back to the main idea of fashion which is to make a statement about oneself


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    Review of the first edition.In her day, Claire McCardell was revolutionary Her idea that fashion should suit the woman was a very new and freeing idea It s still a freeing idea, but the first edition is not timeless in the specifics I d say this would be a good book for a collector, but the quality of the paper concerns me It s not on acid free paper, and the paper was brittle and becoming very fragile I don t know that it will last.However, if you love Ms McCardell s ideas and her fashion Review of the first edition.In her day, Claire McCardell was revolutionary Her idea that fashion should suit the woman was a very new and freeing idea It s still a freeing idea, but the first edition is not timeless in the specifics I d say this would be a good book for a collector, but the quality of the paper concerns me It s not on acid free paper, and the paper was brittle and becoming very fragile I don t know that it will last.However, if you love Ms McCardell s ideas and her fashions, this is a very fun read It s definitely worth checking out from the library


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    Enjoyable in many ways as a time capsule of how people talked about fashion at a specific point of time Some of the advice was timeless and some of it became woefully out of date almost immediately after this was published Finding your own style regardless of trends yup that s still solid Picking footwear to please your husband and even assuming the reader has a husband not so much.Well worth my time.


  7. says:

    Interesting to see how styles have changed yet good taste remains the same I read just a bit about Claire McCardell in one of Tim Gunn s books and was intrigued enough to read further What I found was a wealth of history on American fashion and a lot of advice for the well dressed woman that is still practical today A great read for anyone interested in fashion.


  8. says:

    Like Edith Head and Christian Dior, I also enjoyed bringing Ms McCardell into the mix Although each of the designer authors were speaking to women of the 1950s, much of their advice remains timeless Okay, so I cringed at the little woman in the home scenarios, but would it hurt any of us to dress as if it really mattered


  9. says:

    They had 48 years, you would think they could have corrected the typos Despite the sloppy editing, I very much enjoyed the historical aspects, and McCardells charming sketches The advice regarding development of personal style was also excellent Still, I had trouble getting past the dated attitudes and sometimes cringe worthy perspective of a middle class white woman in the 1950s.


  10. says:

    Loved this reprint of a 1956 book Loved this reprint of a 1956 book

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