Accessories, Bohan feels, are the downfall of many an otherwise well-dressed woman. "She'll spend a fortune on a wonderful suit or dress, then go all wrong on the hat, bag or shoes." For town, all of the accessories should blend, the bag be small so as not to destroy the line. Hats should always be worn with suits. "White shoes with a navy dress should never be seen. I like a little fantasy in sports clothes—an amusing bag at the beach, a colorful big hat or scarf, but not too much. And bikinis are never worn by the right people. A bathing suit should fit the figure and be of a quick-drying fabric, not jersey or wool. It should just mold the breast without artificial boning or brassiering. I like a low V neckline, and either all one color or a contrasting border at the neckline. Youth plays an important role in wearing a bathing suit, and if a woman hasn't a figure for one she should wear it for a swim and then get right out of it."
Bohan was in America when St. Laurent's Trapeze was launched, and he was amazed at how rapidly it swept the country. "American women are always looking for new fashions, for new shapes, bags, shoes, hair-dos and makeup—more than any women in the world." Marc Bohan's last word for them, and for contemporary women everywhere, has the ring of an aphorism: "A woman has to be careful to be casual."