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How to Dress for Success by Edith Head

How to Dress for Success

by Edith Head

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A hilariously out-of-date guide to fashion and how a woman should dress. With sections exhorting women to dress properly to get and keep a man, and other such priceless advice, this book is really more of a historical curiosity than a guide for contemporary women. That said, it is a lot of fun to read, and my copy was a lovely object, covered in lavender cloth with silver tooled lettering on the cover and spine. ( )
  ForrestFamily | Sep 16, 2009 |
My favorite section in this should-have-been-a-classic self-help book is "How to Dress to Get a Man...and Keep Him." A charming throwback to the days of more straightforward morality where a woman's place in the world was dependent on her ability to hunt down a man and ensnare themselves in the bonds of matrimony, Ms. Head classifies men in terms of how you should dress (and behave) for them. From page 30, regarding the Sophisicated Man-about-Town: "If he takes you out dancing (which he most certainly will) he doesn't mind if people turn around to stare at you if you look simply smashing--but he'll steer you to the darkest corner if you look too bizarre." Ladies, we have been warned...
  mindysullivan | Feb 11, 2007 |
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The fashion icon who dressed stars from Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor to Sophia Loren and Audrey Hepburn offers advice on what, and what not, to wear to achieve success in life, love, and career.

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