The Smart Looking Woman

Fashion in College
Date: 
September 27, 1963

JoAnne Harris wrote an article on fashion for the college woman entitled "College Wardrobe Planning Demands Practical Thought"  in The Dickinsonian. Harris begins by citing Cinderella's wardrobe predicament as one shared by all college women. She interviewed Robert Einstein of the Fashion House and Mrs. Houston of the Boutique in order to discover the secret of planning a successful wardrobe in college. The interviewees warned that practical fashion did not mean dull fashion and claimed that what women wore during college would become their style after college. They encouraged female students to spend as much as possible on quality, investment pieces like the Chanel suit, the simple sheath, and the Chesterfield coat.

Location of Document in Archives: 
Dickinsonian September 17, 1963