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Pregnant and Groovy

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How to make 30 easy, fast, sexy, cheerful maternity outfits that let you feel like a woman as well as a mother-to-be
Adams and Madaras
1980

I have always thought that “cute” or “fashionable” maternity clothes was an oxymoron. This book proves my point. There was not a single design that even came close to a realistic choice for the average pregnant lady. Even if someone wanted to rock the earth mother hippie look, I doubt these designs would work. I won’t even try and guess how one would use a bathroom in under an hour with the example Dhoti pants. Maybe this could work as swim/beach cover ups rather than actual maternity clothes.

Mary

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Hip Moves

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Coats & Clark’s Studio Card No. 2
Coats & Clark’s Sales Corp
1970

Submitter: So groovy it’s amazing! I think [first image below] is my absolute fave!! Came in with large donation of women’s needlework, craft periodicals and books.

Holly: This might be useful at some sort of fashion-related archive, or it might sell at a book sale aimed at “nostalgia.” It is super groovy, as Submitter indicates, so someone will likely want it. That someone is just not a circulating collection. But gosh, thanks for the donation.

(This ended up in a rare book room at a university, which is a reasonable place for it.)

Mary: This looks like a casting call for a Jacqueline Susann movie adaptation.

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A Real Woman is a Pretty Woman

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Discovering a Lovelier You
Craig
1974

If you remember, we have featured a few of these books (because one book just wouldn’t be enough to fix what is wrong with women). Remember how to figure out your man? Or how about finding fulfillment as a woman through crafts?

Today’s selection is about making yourself as pretty as possible. Those crazy women libbers want you to be ugly. There is a bunch of self-esteem messages along with all the beauty tips. Throughout the book, the author advises  that those women libber types don’t know what they are talking about. Every woman wants to look her best!

Who doesn’t want to sit in front of the mirror doing facial exercises to achieve feminine fulfillment?

Mary

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