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Shover, Edna Mann / Art in costume design: practical suggestions for those interested in art, sewing, history and literature
(1920)

Chapter I: Modern costumes,   pp. [9]-16 PDF (2.3 MB)


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detracts from the face, the design is a failure. The lines of the costume
should add grace and ease to the appearance of the figure; the 
proportion of the costume should leave the impression of a well 
proportioned figure, whether it is naturally so or not; the color should
be charming, a delight to the sensitive eye. The ornament, in every 
detail, should be in harmony with the costume as a whole and in 
keeping with the character of the general style of the garment. The 
entire effect should be of lasting interest to the wearer; she should 
not become tired of its general appearance after wearing it a few 
times. - 
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