CHARACTER SHOWN BY DRESS Value, as a Setting for the Personality, Varies With the Moods of the Wearer. No woman can afford to be indifferent indiffer-ent in the matter of costume, and all women are more or less influenced by what they wear. One damsel swaggers about in masculine mas-culine effects, heavy boots, stiff collar, tailored coat, etc., another is sweetly feminine in fluffy ruffles, picture hat, chiffons, laces and parasol,1 and the indiffereice to appearances is almost invariably exactly what she looks straight-laced, prim, severe, cold, incapable in-capable of any flight of fancy, lacking the power of sympathy, and with no intricate uncertainties to soften the hardness of her character. Equally true is the fact that a gown which is extremely becoming today is very mediocre tomorrow. Its value as a setting for the personality varies with the moods of the wearer. When discouragement, depression and a general gen-eral feeling of dullness envelops one in a gray cloud the tendency is to don black, a gray or a dull brown gown. Such a choice is a great mistake, tending tend-ing to accentuate the gloom about the wearer. Crush such a choice under foot and choose instead the liveliest dress in your wardrobe. Something with red, brilliant green, bright blue or any vivid tone.