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Hill, Clare, fl. 1900 / Millinery: theoretical and practical
(1909)

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colour placed in contiguity to it. White 
heightens the tone. 
   The essence of the matter is, then, to choose 
the colour that best contrasts with the com- 
plexion and outdoor garments, or blends with 
the latter. 
                   FORM 
  Form.-The shape of a hat or bonnet must 
always be chosen with due regard to the out- 
lines of face and head, and also the form of 
garment intended to be worn with it. Thus 
a hat that will look well and suit the wearer 
when garbed in a tailor-made dress or coat 
will lose its smart appearance, be both dowdy 
and unbecoming, where accompanied by a 
much-frilled shoulder wrap. 
  The reason why is that the harmony of 
proportions has not been kept. The novice 
in matters of art, to whom hand and eye 
training is an unknown quantity, will do well 
therefore to study cause and effect by the 
simple plan of trying a given shape on a model 
wearing first a tight-fitting coat with close 
collar,, then frilled, furbelowed, or having a 
Medici collar. Sisters or friends will be found 
very willing to lend themselves for this purpose, 
if only for the sake of the knowledge they in 
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