From "Understanding and Dressing to Temperament" chapter in Grace Morton's "The Arts of Costume and Personal Appearance.""Having been introduced to the many factors which, when mastered, enable one to select costume technically right, there is yet to be considered that culminating aspect of taste known as dressing to express mood and temperament. And for this we need insight into and understanding of human nature in addition to our knowledge of design and color, texture, and the techniques of camouflaging figures.
We have been told that its secret lies in dressing to suite one's personality, but many of us have entertained a secret wish to know more about that elusive quality called one's personality. One author has an answer in her descriptions of certain historic characters and their modern counterparts, i.e., the maternal, the intellectual, the exotic, the queenly, the youthful, etc. (Story) Another writer would have us 'cast our role,' as a coquette, or sophisticate; a romantic type or a gamine; a patrician or an exotic personality (Byers)."
"...the maternal, the intellectual, the exotic, the queenly, the youthful...a coquette, or sophisticate; a romantic type or a gamine; a patrician or an exotic..."
... but hey, don't listen to me, EXPRESS YOUR TRUTH! Jane
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