Miscellany: Fashions

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In Deauville a slender woman appeared on the beach in a bathing-suit of green-stitched ostrich plumes, tossed from her shoulders a corresponding peignoir, plunged into the surge. In a moment she emerged, her costume as bold as ever. The feathers, put together with a new waterproofing process, shed water like a duck's back.

"Always remember mamma telling you that the most expensive corsets are the cheapest in the end ... ."

Thus women of dead decades admonished their maturing daughters. In due course the daughters, in spite of the inconvenient and...

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