February 26, 2011How To Choose Your Mid-Century Wardrobe
Today, we are going to learn how to choose a wardrobe from the amazing assortment of ready-made clothes available to young teens today.
Well, Your Home And You is going to teach us.
This home economics textbook was printed 1961, and is pretty much awesome. It tries, in 470-odd, large-print pages, to teach teenagers how to be adults. It covers cooking, homemaking, dressing, decorating, caring for children and even personal and family relationships.
My question is: What ever happened to this book? I never saw anything like this when I took home ec in high school. My home ec was all about cooking pancakes and planning my wedding.
Thank goodness this book is here to save me now, and to teach me how to put together a good mid-century wardrobe.
A full-skirted basic dress in a solid color is a good choice for any girl’s wardrobe. Accessories are chosen to suit the occasion.
A Dacron (polyester) and cotton plaid shirtwaist dress may be a good buy. When selecting plaids, it is important to see that the lines are matched carefully.
The girl who is active in sports in her leisure time might choose to build part of her wardrobe around a short double-breasted corduroy coat which has a warm but not bulky lining. Corduroy skirts and slacks with blouse and sweaters complete the outfit.
Select a raincoat of the type and color suited to your needs. Check labels to see if it is fast drying, water repellant, colorfast, and resistant to shrinkage and mildew.
For that one special suit for all occasions, this girl has chosen a hounds tooth check material. There is a wide choice of accessories for this type of suit.
1. A few solid color, full-skirted dresses.
2. An adorable plaid dress.
3. A corduroy coat for play time.
4. The world’s most adorable raincoat.
5. A Jackie-O suit.
Consider yourself educated, my dears! Now, go forth and shop!