White Star Steamer Service Time Table
Dress on the Steamer
On the de luxe steamers nearly every one dresses for dinner; some actually in ball dresses, which is in worst possible taste, and, like all over-dressing in public places, indicates that they have no other place to show their finery. People of position never put on formal evening dress on a steamer, not even in the à la carte restaurant, which is a feature of the de luxe steamer of size.
- Emily Post, Etiquette (in Society, in Business, in Politics and at Home) 1922 [full text]
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