'Along with her dresses for wear each day, it is essential that the home woman supply an outfit or two for her duties and pleasures outside the home. Among many women, there is a tendency to overlook such needs, and as a result they gradually slip away from social activities with the much used excuse "I have nothing to wear." This should be entirely unneccessary, for the proper enjoyment of one's friends and neighbors is not necessarily dependent on a supply of new clothes, but rather an intelligent use of what in on hand and the proper foresight in adding to the wardrobe in the future. Such a list as the following will provide a guide that need not be followed in it's entirety but that can readily be adjusted to the requirements of the home woman no matter what her circumstances.'
From Woman's Institute Library of Dressmaking 1924 on Planning Wardrobes