Oh, my goodness—where has this guide been all my life? It was published in 1943 and was supposedly written by “Colette” who gives fashion tips for some of us—the short people! It’s a riot. Well, not a riot, but pretty entertaining for about 5 minutes. The fashions are dated, but much of the advice still stands.
And I learned a thing or two. Who would have guessed that your SWIM CAP can make you appear taller? Yep–see below. The cap on upper right, the “DO” makes
her seem much slimmer, right?
I don’t think I’ve worn a swim cap since I was a teenager, but I’ll be ready when I think I need one . . .
And a swimsuit hint—for people –short ones, I assume—who have “swayback”. Huh? They show the suit to buy “DO” and not to buy “DON’T”. Now you’re set if that’s your problem.
Another problem that was apparently around in 1943 was concave face.
Here’s the trick for that:
We’ve all tried different tricks to appear taller—have you been known to fool people
with the high hat trick? Colette says you’re not fooling anybody . . . see below:
In those days, I guess people changed their clothes morning, noon and night. The woman in the photo below has a “morning” look and a “late afternoon” look. Generally my “morning look” is my robe and slippers as long as I can possibly get away with it . . .and as
for adding lace-trimmed chiffon as an afternoon accessory, I’d be hard pressed to find any
around the house.
I didn’t bother to read much about the next photo—not after I’d read the caption!
I’ll never see 95 pounds again! Does it count that I was 104 on my honeymoon?
So I won’t be needing the gathers to cover the bony spots!
The only man I saw in the whole booklet was this gentleman—escorting the woman in the fur coat. He seems nice enough–I wonder where they’re going.
Keep your fur capelet above your waist, girls . . .then a man will be your escort.
OK, now you short people have the know-how for looking smart and stepping out in style.
Next I’ll try to find a booklet about The Tall Girl . . .
P.S. And short people do finish puzzles! Olde Skating Pond is done!