8 Pearls of Wisdom on Beauty That Our Mothers & Grandmothers Swore By

Compared to today’s ever-changing fashion styles and excessive choice of accessories, our mothers and grandmothers had a more limited palette to work with. But, what they lacked in style options they made up for in wisely edited choices and common sense beauty wisdom. While everyone had a different way of getting ready, there are a few pieces of advice that we never have forgotten. Here are some of their pearls of fashion wisdom that still apply in any decade.

8) Magic Number

8 Style Secrets from Our Mothers/ Grandmothers

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Who else was told to do 100 brush strokes with the hair brush before bed? It really does make your hair shine, too!

7) Camay

8 Beauty and Fashion tips from Our Mothers/ Grandmothers

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They swore by Camay soap for gorgeous skin. Whether it worked or not it smelled divine!

6) Wrinkled Clothes Will Never Do

We don’t iron nearly so much these days, but even our easy care fabrics need a little love from time to time. Going out in wrinkled clothes was to be avoided whenever possible.

5) Sparing Scent

8 Beauty and Fashion tips from Our Mothers and Grandmothers

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A little Chantilly or White Shoulders or Shalimar behind the ears (not too much!) or maybe even just a little scented powder is all you need. They always smelled nice, but not over-powering.

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