Emmy Lou’s dress reminds me of a Villager number I had about a year after this was published…and those ghillies, too. It was my favorite outfit, all bought with my own money, which I had to save for some time in order to afford it. Worth it, though! Nowadays, where I live, anyway, high-school girls don’t even wear dresses except to proms. They’re surprisingly style-free, considering how much time and money they spend on their hair and nails.