Social Basics For the Young Lady
And For the Gentlemen
The Etiquette of Dress
"Good clothes open all doors" Thomas Fuller 1705
When meeting people, one of the first impressions one takes of them is from their attire. To be unsuitably dressed for the occasion was a grave blunder indeed. The well-bred lady is intimately acquainted with the rules of the wardrobe, and can present herself well for any occasion. But, should you have somehow missed out on this vital part of your social education I will provide some very useful tips for you here!
For Weddings and Courtship:
For Dinner Parties:
Champagne and white wines should always be served chilled, but it is far better to lower the temperature in the bottles than the glasses. Champagne should be cooled in the following manner:
"Manners for Women" ~ by Mrs. Humphry,
A lovely book, indispensable to those who long for the days of elegance and refinement. It contains many tips and rules of society from the turn of the century, and covers all aspects of social life for women
"The Etiquette of Dress" ~ Compiled By Madeleine Brant,
Copper Beech publishing:
This is a very cute little book with some great tips on Victorian dress. If you've ever asked "What shall I wear?", this book will tell you what, where and when.
This delightful information comes from a charming website "Miss Charlotte's Pages"