This book was originaly published in 1878. The Culture of beauty is everywhere a legitimate art. But the beauty and adornment of the human form, the culture of personal beauty, is of the first interest and importance. This book explores the art of beauty, including chapters on the pleasure of beauty, the importance of dress, and the moralities of dress.
First Book: Beauty and Dress. 1. Pleasure of Beauty. 2. Importance of Dress. 3. Moralities of Dress. 4. Suitable Dresses. 5. Some Old Dresses. 6. Our Poor Feet. 7. Ornaments. 8. The Reason Why. Second Book: Beauty and Head-Dresses. 1. Form. 2. Colour. Third Book: Beauty and Surroundings. 1. Surroundings. 2. Why 'Old Things Are Best.' 3. Practical Hints. 4. Colours in Furniture. Fourth Book: A Garden of Girls. 1. Pretty and Ugly Women. 2. The Nonentity. 3. An 'At Home.'