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Household Series No. 3.
Horner's Penny Handbooks for the People

Dress & Toilet


Corsets.—This is a most important part of a lady's dress as it applies to the care and training of the body where it is weakest, but where rightly developed it gives fullest expression to the beauty with which the female form is endowed.   Some may think such ideas mere vanity, but a reasonable attention to the means within our reach for showing forth that figure divinely gifted to be beautiful is honouring to the Great Creator.   A badly fitting corset spoils a good dress, shaping it wrongly, and rendering it unsightly for future wear.   Older corsets should be worn in doing house-work, as nothing is more likely to destroy a corset and mishape a figure than careless, reckless use— perhaps necessary use—of such, while bending and reaching and twisting to the duties of the, house.   A petticoat bodice is a saving protection to a good corset.   A long figure requires a long-waisted "S. L. Prima Donna" corset, costing about 5s.   Short and stout people appear uncomfortable, almost hideous, in long-waisted corsets which cannot possibly fit them.   Never tight lace; it is wrong, injurious to health makes the stomach bulge, puts the whole figure out of natural proportion; and gives at once an artificialness to the entire gait most objectionable.   They say, moreover, it has the curious tendency to give the "tight-lacer" the peculiar and undesirable distinction of a very red nose.

Underclothing.—There are great varieties on this matter better understood than described; and to be acquired by each much according to taste and experience.   Some adhere to the good old fashion of drawers and chemise made, of flannel or lighter material according to the cold or heat of the season. Others adopt those beautiful, useful, and novel combinations now very common and convenient. Some wear flannel next the skin always.   Lately others. have found silk underclothing to be better, warmer, and healthier than even flannel; moreover, although at the first costly, in the end much cheaper.   It is, however, a good rule to let any change in clothing, outer or under, be natural, and gradually regulated by the heat or cold, the progress of the season to summer or winter.   Thus as winter appears, you first put on a warm vest, then flannelette drawers and. chemise ; later on, an extra petticoat, and so on, avoiding any sudden change, but endeavouring always to preserve as equable a temperature as possible round the body. It is in extremes of sudden heat or cold that chills areinduced and danger so often arises. Such remark is specially applicable in cases of dressing for an evening party when many, forgetful of health, regarding only the appearance, put off most of their underclothing, and consequently shiver in draughts in halls, or conservatories, and so frequently injure their health, sometimes with fatal results.   Never on such occasions divest yourselves of theunderclothing you are habitually wearing; the circumstances are likely to need more rather than less of clothing.