Dressing Rich:A Guide to Classic Chic for Women with More Taste than Money

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A timeless guide to elegance, quality dressing, and classic chic. How to get that moneyed panache without a big bank account.

Dressing Rich is dressing with elegance, class, and taste. It is the understated, sophisticated, classic look that has been the signature of stylish women from Garbo to Jackie O. Fashion trends may change from season to season, but the concepts of elegance and classic chic defy time and will always be a winning constant....

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Overview

A timeless guide to elegance, quality dressing, and classic chic. How to get that moneyed panache without a big bank account.

Dressing Rich is dressing with elegance, class, and taste. It is the understated, sophisticated, classic look that has been the signature of stylish women from Garbo to Jackie O. Fashion trends may change from season to season, but the concepts of elegance and classic chic defy time and will always be a winning constant.

In Dressing Rich, style guru Leah Feldon gives you all the strategies you need to put together a look that is polished, prosperous, elegant and chic-even on a shoestring. With the wit and insight that has propelled her to the top of her field, Feldon details the earmarks of a status look, as she offers practical advice on how to achieve them. She offers the bottom line on wardrobe basics, fabrics, color, design, handbags, and hairdos, and shows you that what you lack in capital you can make up for with savvy, imagination, resourcefulness, and a winning spirit.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595177936
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 164
  • Sales rank: 835,450
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Chapter 1 The Philosophy: The Essence Of Elegance
Classic Fashion Concepts 15
East Coast Old Guard 17
Lone Star Chic 18
L.A. Throwaway and Hollywood Flash 21
Palm Beach Pizzazz 25
Southern California Republican, or Mainstream Panache 26
All-American Prepette 28
Quality 32
Status Symbols 37
Quantity 40
Investment Buying 43
Fads, Trends, and the Classics 46
Grooming 50
Chapter 2 The Principles: The Basic Tenets Of Rich Dressing
Design 57
Line 61
Proportion 69
Color 72
Fabric 81
Chapter 3 The Plan: Theory Into Practice
The Plan 93
"Old" Clothes 94
Thrift Shops 97
Auctions 98
Home Sewing 100
The Foundation 102
Summer Framework 105
Winter Framework 108
Evening Looks 116
Accessories 120
Shoes 120
Boots 124
Hosiery 126
Handbags 126
Jewelry 128
Eyeglasses 133
Scarves and Shawls 133
Accoutrements 136
Luggage 137
Belts 139
Hats and Gloves 140
Chapter 4 The Polish: Those Least Expensive But Crucial Facets Of Looking Rich
Hair 145
Hair Coloring 148
Makeup 148
The Physical Attributes 152
Thinking Rich: The Right Attitude 155
Conclusion 159
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