OK, enough of that. This week, my teaser lines come from Booth Tarkington's The Magnificent Ambersons, winner of the Pulitzer Prize back in 1919. This snippet is from the book's first chapter, and the author is describing life among the upper crust in a "Midland town" during the last part of the 19th Century:
During the earlier years of this period, elegance of personal appearance was believed to rest more upon the texture of garments than upon their shaping. A silk dress needed no remodelling when it was a year or so old; it remained distinguished by merely remaining silk. [p.4]Timeless fashion? Would that that were true today. I could still be wearing those pretty little velvet mini-dresses I loved back in the 1970s. Or maybe not. Yours truly in a mini-dress is definitely a sight we can all live without, velvet or not.
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