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Clothes and Beauty Advice for the College Bound Girl

I can still remember with clarity the first year I went off to college.  I had nightmares weeks before that included being left behind as my family took everything but me,  that I was late to the first days of class, and that I would be forced to sit and eat alone, publicly snubbed for some unknown fault.

When the day finally did arrive I packed everything I owned…literally…everything.  It was a little ridiculous.  But, nonetheless, I set off with my family to begin an wonderful part of my life that taught me independence, self-reliance, and that I really could get by with surprisingly little.

While schools today are very clear, as are department stores, what a college student needs to bring with them to survive, they aren’t so clear about the clothing lists.  Perhaps if I had a guide such as this from a 1925 book, I wouldn’t have brought 7 large trash bags full of clothes!  I guess I didn’t use suitcases back then… 😉

Clothes for the 1920's College Girl

Here is a pamphlet showing the perfect blouse to send off with the college-bound girl!

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With a lists such as these, girls would be more than prepared for the challenges of secondary education…and to have more fun!

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Despite the apparent chill in the air, these girls still look to be enjoying themselves…and in such stylish clothes…check out the fur coat in the center!

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A candy apple is the perfect snack to munch on in between classes! 🙂

Don’t forget the perfect beauty advice!  Good Housekeeping offers this take on beauty and gifts parents can bestow upon their collegiate:

1940's College Girl Beauty Advice 1

1940's College Girl Beauty Advice 2

I hope you enjoyed this little trip down memory lane…I know I did!

Happy Friday everyone!

~Aimee

Sources: Harmony in Dress by Mary Brooks Picken, 1925

               Good Housekeeping, August 1941

Clothes and Beauty Advice for the College Bound Girl

 

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