Normally, all I’m interested in is what the person has created. Hopefully they’re not a mass murderer or mass rapist, but their personality is not important to me at that stage. They’ve got to be pretty extraordinary to make things like that anyway.
Ladies should also remember that gentlemen look more to the effect of a dress in setting off the figure and countenance of a lady than to its cost. Very few gentlemen have any idea the value of ladies’ dresses. This is a subject for female criticism. Beauty of person and elegance of manners in women will always command more admiration from the opposite sex than beauty, elegance or costliness of clothing.”
The Scholars’ Companion and Ball Room Vade Mecum
Thomas Hillgrove, 1857
I believe he was feeling a bit nervous. Possibly it was my costume that took him aback. I was dressed quite well, even elegantly, and looked as if I belonged to the best society.
The beauty of the soul is wrapped in modest fashion.
You could dress it up with a sequined headband,
It’s not a concert you are seeing, it’s a fashion show.
I am persuaded that a coldly-thought-out and independent verdict upon a fashion in clothes, or manners, or literature, or politics, or religion, or any other matter that is projected into the field of our notice and interest, is a most rare thing — if it has indeed ever existed.
A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
It is at despair at not being able to be noble and beautiful by natural means that we have made up our faces so strangely.
Where’s the man that could ease a heart like a satin gown?