Posted on October 15, 2013

Dress Advice from Marlene Dietrich


Marlène Dietrich. 1956 à l'hotel de Paris.

Dress (On a budget) Here are some basic rules:


“Don’t ever follow the latest trend, because in a short time you will look ridiculous.


Don’t buy green, red or any other flamboyant-colour dress.


A small wardrobe must consist of outfits that you can wear again and again. Therefore, black, navy blue and grey are your favorite colours.


Don’t buy separates. Don’t believe the sales talk that you can have five dresses for the price of one.


And don’t buy cheap materials, no matter how attractive the dress looks to you. Don’t say you can’t afford a dress made of expensive materials. Save up for it.


If you have one good suit, preferably grey (navy gets shiny), two black dresses, a black wool skirt, a couple of black and grey sweaters, you’ll be well dressed most of the year until summer, when you’ll wear simple cotton dresses.

Another suggestion, don’t send your clothes to the cleaner’s all the time. Spot-clean and press them yourself. It’s worth it because they last longer.


And while you’re saving up for that good black dress, on your next date wear a black sweater and skirt.


Nothing wrong with that as long as you don’t ruin the elegance of the outfit by overemphasis of the bosom.”



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