“It’s wise to pick a good solid color, preferably in one of the darker shades such as navy, black and brown. Then you can run amuck in accessories and have a variety of costumes by a change in hats, collars and cuffs, gloves, shoes and bag.
“Lucille Ball has selected the year’s oldest and newest favorite. It is a navy blue crepe with white. The box jacket is box pleated all around to match the skirt of the frock. Her white straw sailor hat is banded with a navy blue patent leather band trimmed with a terribly smart little patent leather ‘bird.’ To complete the ensemble she has chosen navy shoes and white accessories.”
None of us today are naive enough to believe Lucy only had one basic dress!
Sue Parrish is a retired museum director and author of the book, “Days Gone By.”