"A widow when marrying again, wears grey, mauve, heliogrope, lavender, biscuit or deep cream-colour, or any tint not mournful or lugubrious."
"Travelling costumes consist of tweed, serge, Irish frieze, homespun, and other all-wool materials, and are of the class of tailor-mades. In hot weather, white muslins, piques and flowered or pale muslins are worn by the sea, with open worked white stockings and white shoes. Glittering bead trimmings and elaborate embroideries are quite out of place."
"There is intense vulgarity in dressing in loud colours and glaring styles in order to attract attention to oneself. There is an immense difference between this sort of thing and the desire to look one’s best, and to be as becomingly and suitably attired as one’s means allow."