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7 WaysOUR foremothers Dressed Better Than we

1. You dressed to impress at every occasion. Even in devastating summer heat, you’d still dress up to go into the city, at any income level. Work clothes were infinitely more polished. A party had its requisite dress, even for the hostesses who entertained at home (see Lilly Pulitzer’s hostess-friendly dresses, such as the one worn above by the designer herself, along with functionless niceties like organza aprons). 2. Clothes were made better. Anyone who has looked at a vintage garment can tell you one thing: They were constructed much better than clothes today. You could actually let out seams, the stitches on hems were practically invisible and every dress […]