To keep cool, look cool, and feel cool, wear fresh organdie dresses and cool, scented lingerie. This (and all the usual advice, and the image above) comes from a 1934 Pictorial Review article on keeping cool and feminine in the heat of summer. The usual advice includes: keep makeup light, use a light face cream, take care of your eyes (rest, use sunglasses, eye cream), massage the feet.
I found especially interesting two "new gadgets" mentioned, that made taking showers possible that did not muss up your carefully waved hair:
- A spray attachment that fits around your shoulders and lets your head rise above the spray
- An oiled silk shower hood that fits over your head without mussing your hair; it's transparent so you can see the spray through the silk, and eliminates the "agony of trying to fit a rubber cap over your carefully done tresses".
I do love that illustration - so dreamy! :)