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A Year in Fashion: 1921

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 Fashion Designers of the Time

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 The 1921 Etiquette Book (INDEX BELOW)

 THE BRIDE'S OUTFIT
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 Origin of the Trousseau

 The Bride's Veil

 The Trousseau of To-Day (1921)

 Wedding Flowers

 About the Linens

 Dress of the Maid of Honor

 For the Bride

 Marrying in Traveling Dress

 

 THE BUSINESS WOMAN
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 Woman in the Business World

 Gaudy Attraction

 Self-Confidence

 The Business Suit

 The Slattern

 The Business Dress and Coat

 Following the Fashions

 An Appeal to Business Women

 

 DANCING
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 Dancing as a Healthful Art

 Dancing Positions

 Dance-Giving No Longer a Luxury

 When the Guest Does Not Dance

 The Debut Dance

 Public Dances

 Costume Balls

 A Plea For Dancing

 Subscription Dances

 The Charm of Dress in Dancing

 The Ballroom

 At the Afternoon Dance

 Music at the Dance

 Gentlemen at the Dance

 Dance Programs

 Dress for the Ball

 Dinner Dances

 Dress of the Debutante

 Dressing Rooms

 Wraps at the Ball

 The Dance

 Ball Dress for Men

 When the Lady is Asked to Dance

 For the Simple Country Dance

 "Cutting In"

 

 DRESS
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 The First Impression

 The Eccentric Dresser

 Men's Dress

 If One is Not Average

 Women's Dress

 Tall and Short People

 The Story of Dress

 The Well-Dressed Woman

 The Dawn of Fashion

 Not a Slave to Fashion

 The Fashion of To-Day (1921)

 The Well-Dressed Man

 Harmony in Dress

 The Charm of Old Age

 Importance of Color

 The Elderly Woman

 The Charm of Personality

 Imitation and Over-Dressing

 Gaudiness Versus Good Taste

 The Older Gentleman

 "Extravagance: The Greatest Vulgarity"

 A Trip to the South

 Inappropriateness in Clothes

 For the Gentleman in the South

 

 FUNERALS
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 Funeral Customs

 Order of Precedence

 The Funeral of To-Day (1921)

 The House Funeral

 When Death Enters the Family

 A Point of Importance

 Taking Charge

 Removing Signs of Grief

 Announcing the Death

 Seclusion During Mourning

 Some Necessary Preparations

 Dress at Funerals

 The Ladies of the Family

 Interment and Cremation

 The Pall-Bearers

 Mourning Dress

 Duties of the Pall-Bearers

 Mourning Dress for Men

 The Church Funeral

 Mourning Stationary

 

 

 GAMES AND SPORTS
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 Why the World Plays

 Golf

 Fair Play

 Some Important Rules About Golf

 Indoor Games

 Football

 Chess

 Automobile Etiquette

 Bridge

 Automobile Parties

 Billiards and Croquet

 Horse-back Riding

 Outdoor Games

 Bathing /Swimming

 Lawn Tennis

 Sports Clothes in General

 

 

 MUSICALES AND PRIVATE THEATRICALS
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 Preparations for the Musicale

 Dress at the Musicale

 The Afternoon Musicale

 Arranging Private Theatricals

 The Evening Musicale

 The Players

 Card Parties at the Musicale

 The Guests

 Duties of Guests at Musicale

 Host and Hostess

 

 SERVANTS
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 The Servant in the Household

 The Second Man

 A Word to the Mistress

 The Chauffeur

 A Word to the Servant

 Duties of the Chauffeur

 How to Address Servants

 The Valet

 The Child and the Servant

 The Page

 The Invisible Barrier

 The Maid-Servants

 When the Servant Speaks

 Lady's Maid

 The Servants of a Big House

 The Nurse-Maid

 The Butler

 Duties of House-Maid

 Correct Dress for the Butler

 In Conclusion

 

 ON THE STREET
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 The True Etiquette

 Accepting Courtesies from Strangers

 Poise in Public

 Raising the Hat

 The Charm of Courtesy

 How to Raise the Hat

 Ladies and Gentlemen

 In the Street Car

 When to Bow in Public

 Entering the Car

 Walking in Public

 In the Taxicab

 Stopping for a Chat

 Some Social Errors

 When Accidents Happen

 

 

 TEAS AND OTHER ENTERTAINMENTS
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 Evolution of the Afternoon Tea

 Woman's Garden Costume

 The Simpler Tea

 The Man at the Garden Party

 The Formal Tea

 House Parties

 The Tea-Table

 Sending the Invitation

 Dress at Tea Time

 When the Guests Arrive

 The Garden Party

 Entertaining at the House Party

 Receiving the Guests

 Hostess and Guests at the House Party

 On the Lawn

 "Tipping" The Servants

 Dress for Garden Parties and Lawn Festivals

 

 

 AT THE THEATER AND THE OPERA
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 Dress at the Theater and Opera

 When the Curtain is Drawn

 Entering the Theater

 During the Performance

 Arriving Late

 The Offending Hat

 About Wraps

 Applause

 Order of Precedence

 During Intermission

 Before the Play

 Leaving the Theater

 

 APPENDIX: FOREIGN WORDS IN FREQUENT SOCIAL USAGE

 

Website Bibliographical Information:

Eichler, Lillian. Book of Etiquette, New York: Garden City, Nelson Doubleday, Inc. Publishing, 1921, Vol. 1-2.

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