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- “Fashion by the book” The Star Ledger
Volumes of advice for changing your look.
- “Retro Reviews - Searching for the Kitchen Sink” Retro Housewife
So...fashion designer, author, and foremost... wife, but also no mention of kitchen sinks and being chained thereto. "Wife Dressing" was first published in the 1950s. I suspect there are many, many more such stories out there...of women who were fabulous wives and mother and also had a fabulous "other".
- “Book Review: Wife Dressing” Style Bytes
In 1959, Ann Fogarty’s book “Wife Dressing: The Fine Art of Being a Well-Dressed Wife”, was released for the first time in New York. Now, nearly 50 years later, it has been re-released the use and entertainment of us younger wives. The age of this book becomes extra clear with the “provocative notes for the patient husband who pays the bills“.
- “When a wife had to be well-dressed arm candy” Baltimore Sun
The book was first published in 1959 - prime time in my mother's life - and has just been re-issued with an introduction by fashion writer Rosemary Feitelberg. It is about the care and feeding of a woman's wardrobe so that she will always look great for her husband and her appearance will never reflect badly on him.
- “Does This Book Make Me Look Chic?” Wall Street Journal
As I perused nine style books, some of the best advice I found was actually contained in a reprint of a 50-year-old book with the rather shocking title of "Wife Dressing: The Fine Art of Being a Well-Dressed Wife."
- “Dressing the Part” Style.com