1.18.2013

{Vintage Beauty} Tips from 1941

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These image are from one of my favorite books, "Clothes with Character". 

The book is full of self improvement tips, mostly about dressing, and has delightful illustrations sprinkled throughout. Here are some of my favorites, I just love this kind of thing. Especially helpful if you want to recreate this era in your wardrobe, but are not sure what might flatter you. 

Also, I am Gal of the Month over at Adored Vintage! Do be sure to check out the interview, and shop, it's dreamy!

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18 comments:

Megan said...

This is so amazing! I love it!

Meg Eileen Carroll said...

this is so handy for me being a little shortie! Where did you find this?

http://meggymoo0.blogspot.com

Abbi Jane said...

Hehehe. This is great. I love the line "the tall girl who wants to look smart will never stoop to conquer." It's good advice.

esme and the laneway said...

Oh I love books like this! I love reading the tips but don't always follow the advice, hehe :)

Solanah said...

Meg, a local book store, such a gem!

Jessica Cangiano said...

How awesome that you're the feature blogger of the month at Adored. Happiest congrats!!!

This book has been on "hope to find" list for ages, though it has probably been a few months since I last went bargain hunting for a copy. Thank you for the reminder, I'll have to try harder to track down a copy in 2013.


♥ Jessica

Heidi Bang Tidy said...

This where I have been going wrong! As a tall heavy girl, I now know I should be going for "queenly" ;)
what a find! thanks for sharing x

nataliestubbs said...

Love this - such a gorgeous book and still so relevent!

Mrs. Williams said...

This is so helpful! And those drawings are so cute; you should blow up your scans and frame some of the girls as artwork. ;)

Brittany_Va-VoomVintage said...

I love the color chart especially. I have a few great vintage fashion books too. Even if you don't wear vintage daily, there's a lot of excellent advice to use in a modern wardrobe as well! x

LandGirl1980 said...

I adore things like this - thanks for sharing :D

justicepirate.com said...

So funny! I have a pointed face and no chin and my husband was telling me the other day how he hasn't really liked my bangs parted in the middle as I've been doing lately (and did as a teen) and he noticed that a couple days ago I put it back to parted at the side and that he liked that better (as I've always liked). It is funny because these pictures agree! hahahahaha. I laughed at the dos and don'ts of what to wear too. I don't really see much difference between either for the tall slender girl, but oh well! This is great.
+Victoria+

Emileigh Mimi said...

SO FUN! I definitely stopped and took some time on the short slender girl page! Advice logged away!

fashionhisto said...

I love those old books! Where did you find it ?

Lisa said...

I have an old sewing book from the early sixties with advice like this. I love it! Thanks for some good old-fashioned figure-flattering advice!

Teresa said...

I love books like these, thanks for sharing!

As a pale brunette who doesn't usually wear purple or orange is nice to see I'm goind something right! ;)

Miss Emmi said...

I just love their description of tall heavy girls! Junoesque and queenly! Very self esteem boosting!

Nella Fragola... said...

Very interesting ! Thanks for sharing this !