Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844_1911 / Andover, Massachusetts)
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Quotes
''Who originated that most exquisite of inquisitions, the condolence system?''Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844-1911), U.S. writer. The Gates Ajar, ch. 2 (1869).
''It is not in our drawing-rooms that we should look to judge of the intrinsic worth of any style of dress. The street-car is a truer crucible of its inherent value.''Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844-1911), U.S. author. What to Wear? Ch. 1 (1873). Reacting to the elaborate, expensive, clumsy, and easily- soiled dresses that women of the time often wore, even when riding the streetcar.
''Surely it is one of the simplest laws of taste in dress, that it shall not attract undue attention from the wearer to the worn.''Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844-1911), U.S. author. What to Wear? Ch. 1 (1873).
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