“My husband gave up everything for me… I’m not a beautiful woman. I’m nothing to look at, so the only thing I can do is dress better than anyone else. If everyone looks at me when I enter a room, my husband can feel proud of me. That’s my chief responsibility.” Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor (1896 - 1986)
Wallis punished his smallest misdeed like a schoolmistress, literally rapping his knuckles or rebuking him sharply. In their later years Edward's golfing partner Sandy Bertrand recalled how the Duchess often said: "Sandy, you are so kind to play golf with my old man - it must be so boring for you." When the hapless Duke interjected: "Darling, I don't think he's bored," she would snap something like "Of course he is".
the length of a skirt does help separate age groups; older women simply cannot wear very short skirts. There's nothing new in looking at legs (and there are some perfectly good ones on many an older woman), but that 's not the answer. The whole figure-ending up with the face- must go with the exposed knee. '
Wallis Simpson, fashion icon in pictures - Fashion Galleries
Channeling Chanel in a Breton striped top and capri pants in 1950. "She was chic but never casual. Her style was urban, and even her visits to the newly fashionable French Riviera revealed her to be,polished but not relaxed. Simpson interpreted "casual" as slim blue shifts and beach pajamas in the '30s and silk slacks for Palm Beach in the '50s. 23 1/2 -inch waist