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March 22, 1986 - Image 36

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-03-22

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BY CARLA JEAN SCHWARTZ

SLEEK
LEAN

pring fashion
this year takes
a sleek and lean
approach. The trend
is body-conscious dres-
sing with clothes gently
draping and wrapping the
body in a soft feminine style.
Whether it's knit dressing for
women, Italian sweaters for men,
or tank tops for children, the body
is well defined. The overall look is
tapered, polished, and refined
reflecting the healthy lifestyle of
the '80s.

THE BODY: AN OVERALL
IMAGE: Retailers and fashion
consultants across the country
reiterate the body-conscious
concept. "The stamp of the
1986 for spring and summer
is close to the body," says
Gretchen Snow, director of
events for Hudson's. She
explains the trend as a
crisp, clean look.
One staple in achieving the
new body-conscious look is the
body-suit. Designer Donna Karan
reintroduced the bodysuit last fall
worn underneath skirts and

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Jewish News

pants. The fit is comfortable
clothes no longer ride up, and the
look is chic.
Esther and Estelle's, a
boutique in West Bloomfield, has
a three-piece cotton, rayon outfit
in white or canary yellow, which
includes a bodysuit. The mock
turtleneck, sleeveless body suit is
worn underneath a wrapped skirt
that ties. The long, cardigan
sweater also ties. This outfit, and
other bodysuit combinations,
emphasize the body.
The premier showing of the
Calvin Klein collection by Saks
Fifth Avenue, previewed by the
Metropolitan Detroit Chapter of
Hadassah, included simple and
slender clothes. Nothing was
tight, but everything followed the
natural silhouette. Models
sported collarless jackets to the
hip with long skirts. The skirts
were refreshing with slits in front
or on the side. The skirts were
refreshing with slits in front or on
the side. Brass buttons adorned
some jackets and on the shoulder
of turleneck tops.
The long, linear trend is also

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