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Updated on Sep 3, 2020. Posted on Dec 7, 2016

Do You Know How To Be Attractive, According To This '60s Magazine?

Important stuff, you guys.

This is the 1967 Seventeen Book of Fashion and Beauty. It's a guide for teen girls and all things they should aspire to be, or something.

Seventeen Magazine

It offers a lot of advice to girls on how to be as attractive as possible. Can you follow it?

  1. What's the proper way for a lady to sit?

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    "Cross your ankles if you like, but never your knees. Why? Try it in front of a mirror and see.” HARSH.

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  2. You're invited to a friend's house for dinner. What's the optimal amount of food to eat?

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    Seventeen says: "Take a little of everything, but imagine you are a frail 19th century beauty and eat like a bird.” HAAAAAA.

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  3. What's one of the biggest mistakes teen girls make when it comes to attractiveness?

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    According to Seventeen, teen girls MUST consider the way they speak, because "You can’t expect to charm a royal ball or end up with Rex Harrison with sloppy speech habits.”

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  4. What type of purse should a girl take on a date?

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    Seventeen advises that "date bags should always be small and dainty; you wouldn’t want the boy you’re with to think there’s something in the depths that bites if disturbed.”

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  5. What color shoe should women never ever wear?

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    "Be wary of blue shoes, unless they’re navy," warns Seventeen.

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  6. What would be inappropriate to wear on a shopping trip in New York?

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    While shorts may be appropriate in Bermuda, stresses Seventeen, "You would be wrong, wrong, wrong to wear them shopping in New York.”

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  7. What's the proper, ladylike way to get in and out of a car?

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    "Do you get into cars head first?" asks Seventeen "You’ll look prettier if you slide in sideways.” Did you even know there was a right and a wrong way to do this? Same.

  8. Is it more important to have a smokin' hot bod or a pretty face?

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    Sorry, but your body matters more than your face, says Seventeen. "A pretty figure can do a great deal for a girl, even more than a pretty face.” MMKAY.

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  9. What should you eat every day to keep a good figure?

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    The Seventeen diet includes all that stuff, as well as "6 ounces of meat, poultry, fish, or cheese" and also three vegetables. It does not include the super gross pork pie that's pictured here.

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H/T Into the Gloss