Bears Grease & Tight Lacing: Century-Old Secrets for Health, Beauty & Fashion Millicent Penrose

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Published: October 10th 2011

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Bears Grease & Tight Lacing: Century-Old Secrets for Health, Beauty & Fashion  by  Millicent Penrose

Bears Grease & Tight Lacing: Century-Old Secrets for Health, Beauty & Fashion by Millicent Penrose
October 10th 2011 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | | ISBN: | 10.74 Mb

Before the days of etiquette books by Miss Manners and Emily Post, the American public relied on similar books to guide their behavior in social situations. But the earlier works went beyond the modern day etiquette book in their scope.

Many servedMoreBefore the days of etiquette books by Miss Manners and Emily Post, the American public relied on similar books to guide their behavior in social situations. But the earlier works went beyond the modern day etiquette book in their scope. Many served as complete household handbooks and covered such diverse topics as personal hygiene, fashion, and behavior deemed appropriate and inappropriate in a multitude of social settings. A large portion of households had such books for ready reference and guided nearly every aspect of family and social life.The first portion of Bears Grease & Tight Lacing, Health and Beauty Secrets, covers such topics as personal cleanliness, the danger of showers, a discussion of freckles, the advantages of using bears grease in the hair, and suggestions for increasing the rotundity of bust denied some women by Nature.The second portion, Fashion Secrets, moves into the area of personal adornment and fashion.

There are several critical problems in proper fashion, not the least of which is the problem of tight lacing, an unhealthy practice at best. Modesty and understatement are the rule and fashion statements, especially immodest ones are frowned upon, for a woman who dresses without shame is shameless.Bears Grease and Tight Lacing is a collection of advice compiled and edited by the inimitable Millicent Penrose regarding for personal care, beauty and fashion carefully selected from dozens of popular 19th century etiquette books.



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