Principles of Feminine Dress – Principle 4: Cut

Having taken a short detour to discuss ladies trousers, we shall continue to analyse the principles involved in a successful outfit.  As we have established that trousers are a difficult item for women to wear, the well-dressed Catholic woman should make a habit of wearing skirts or dresses when appearing in public. Before we cover…

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Principles of Feminine Dress – Principle 3: Avoid Trousers

Now that we have established the bounds of modesty, and identified that a women’s waist ought to be defined for maximum effect, the fraught question of women’s trousers demands our attention.  There is no official ban on women wearing trousers in canon law.  However, when women’s trousers were first introduced some senior clergymen did frown upon…

Modern Classical Ballet

    When we care to examine our past and compare it to the present it is tempting to despair of regaining what has been lost.  It is to deplore the loss of a golden age and be blind to the opportunities which surround us.  Sometimes it can appear that the momentum of our culture’s…

Why is the Modern World So Ugly?

Western civilisation used to produce beautiful things. People in old photographs used to dress better and look more dignified. Not only the wealthy, but everyone from Ladies and Doctors to labourers and servants. Old buildings, even simple worker’s cottages were more appealing than grand public works today. Books, cars, trains, furniture, art and homewares all used to be more pleasing. The speech and writing of anyone holding positions requiring a modicum of education used to be of a far higher standard than that of people in those same positions today.