Category Archives: Fashion

A Pocket Like Granny’s – December 1898

There is a difference between a man’s pockets and a woman’s that, whereas a woman never knows where the next freak of fashion may place her pockets or whether it will give her one or six, from earliest childhood the … Continue reading

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Feminine Perplexity – Thursday November 1900

Eternal feminine perplexity: Market-day. Butter and eggs are, unfortunately, for our purse, becoming light to handle. The eternal feminine perplexity of dress. Is it going to rain, or is it not? Shall we put on an old hat and skirt, … Continue reading

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Keenly Alive Fox – Wednesday November 1900

This might have been an easy day but for some sickness among the stock. There is gruel to make and much walking to and fro, out and in. Two feminine heads are not equal to one male but they are … Continue reading

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Hats and Gloves – November 1898

Men often remark that the average woman is not so careful and fastidious about the details of her dress as a man. That same critical man probably has his clothes and his linen attended to by some careful woman. If … Continue reading

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Unwary Enough to be Caught – Friday August 1907

Went into town to-day, and found all the shops advertising “Clearance sale” in their windows, but was not at all tempted by reduced chiffon hats, shop-soiled blouses, white skirts and remnants of cotton delaine. Going into one shop to make … Continue reading

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Smartly Dressed Mary – July 1899

Dear Friend, I have lately been having a visit from the irrepressible Mary and, as usual, she takes all self conceit out of me as she convinces me once more that I have fallen behind the times. Everybody, it seems, … Continue reading

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What to Wear to Kirk – June 1911

Coming out of the kirk on a blistering Sunday morning, I nearly knocked down with my hat an old lady who was in earnest conversation with another octogenarian. I apologised for the hat, and was proceeding to ask them how … Continue reading

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White Gloves – June 1906

Considered as a whole, white gloves are a most economical fashion for those of us of the lower orders who are not compelled to wear white kid or suede on most occasions. There are so many charming varieties of washable … Continue reading

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Coping with the Unexpected – June 1904

Have we not, all of us, found that, as certain as we plan for a big day’s cleaning or baking or sewing or for some other reason are particularly anxious to have our day to ourselves, a friend whom we … Continue reading

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Monday Extravagance of New Clothes – May 1902

I had been wondering for some weeks how I was going to get into town to see about new clothes for the season, when a traveller opportunely called with his swatches. If a stern and warning eye had not been … Continue reading

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