1908 Ladies’ Home Journal Summer Fashions

By Jennie Chancey

This is a charming article with lots of beautifully detailed illustrations from the June 1908 Ladies’ Home Journal (summer fashion issue!). Three pages of text cover everything from what flatters a particular complexion to what a governess should wear–all written by Lady Catherine Milnes Gaskell. Here’s a sampling: “While eccentricity is to be deplored, let your dress be individual. Do not don yourself in a certain colour solely because it is the fashion. For instance, if your face is broad wear your hair high, and do not let your hate be half a yard in breadth. A clever French woman once said to me. ‘English women only think of what they like; we across the Channel study our defects, which with care can make our successes.’” I’ve also included a bonus page of “Frocks for the Holidays.”
 

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1 Comment on 1908 Ladies’ Home Journal Summer Fashions

  1. Kelsie
    December 12, 2010 at 7:00 pm (4 years ago)

    What lovely dresses

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