Huong Ngo

By Huong Ngo

LifeBuzz Staff

Vintage Fashion Rules We’re Pretty Sure You Should Break Today.

Women's views on beauty and fashion have progressed a lot over the years. What might have been deemed as inappropriate before is considered a part of the norm today.

In 1968, the editors of Seventeen published a guide for young women called The Seventeen Book of Fashion and Beauty. Although the advice might have seemed useful back then, it is the completely useless and outdated in today's generation. The book is filled with all sorts of shaming along with criticism and anorexia tips.

Check out some direct quotes from the antiquated guide below. You'll quickly grow grateful realizing how much the world has changed in the last five decades.

#1. “Too much skin, too much leg, too much perfume, too much makeup labels you a girl to be whistled at rather than loved.”

It is never a woman's fault for being catcalled. Women can dress however they want, smell however they want, doll up as much as they want and still be loved.

“Too much skin, too much leg, too much perfume, too much makeup labels you a girl to be whistled at rather than loved.”

#2. "Some girls can use nothing but eyeliner, blusher and lipstick and still end up looking like a lady clown.”

Some girls can use nothing but eyeliner, blusher and lipstick and still end up looking like a beauty.

"Some girls can use nothing but eyeliner, blusher and lipstick and still end up looking like a lady clown.”

#3. "Swimsuits belong at waterside, not in the street. There’s no excuse for placing oneself on display.”

Wearing clothes that reveal as much skin as a swimsuit in public doesn't necessarily mean she's putting herself on display. If a woman is comfortable in her skin, let her be.

"Swimsuits belong at waterside, not in the street. There’s no excuse for placing oneself on display.”

MGM

#4. "If a girl slumps her shoulders, it’s a safe bet she hopes nobody will notice anything about her. Probably nobody will.”

Yes, a woman should always have good posture but that doesn't mean slumped shoulders will automatically turn her invisible.

"If a girl slumps her shoulders, it’s a safe bet she hopes nobody will notice anything about her. Probably nobody will.”

The Brady Bunch

#5. "Why do you suppose most road signs are printed on shiny white or yellow backgrounds? The better to see the curves. The same thing happens on girls.”

Not sure how this is applied to girls? Does this mean women should take photos in front of white or yellow backgrounds to show off their curves?

"Why do you suppose most road signs are printed on shiny white or yellow backgrounds? The better to see the curves. The same thing happens on girls.”

Sam Shaw / Rex Features

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