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March 21, 1987 - Image 9

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-03-21

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Playful romper, $29, and striped
pullover, $22, from Lizkids.

The winning pullover, $27, and
pants, $29, by Lizkids.

fitting, brightly colored T-shirt or
tank top and a matching
Hawaiian print jam. New to spring
is the camp shirt with tails and the
jam with tails. Picture a tuxedo
with extra material hanging down
in back. "The tails give the outfit a
sloppier look," said Shindler. "But
that's a great, popular look."
For cooler days, or casual
dress, "Suspender pants are
really big," said Shindler. The 100
percent cotton, baggy pleated
pants come in many colors:
black, grey, white, yellow and red,
all with matching colored
suspenders.
According to Shindler, here's
the 1987 look: "Wear the
suspenders hanging down
around the rear, with an
oversized camp shirt or T-shirt
worn out." Warning: Be careful

when you sit down. Suspender
clips hurt!
This season's T-shirts are a
funky assortment of Mickey
Mouse, Gumby and Pokey and
the two newest character
come-backs, Rat Fink (that
degenerate rat beatnik)
and the Flintstones. The
Flintstone shirts are selling
with "Fred T.V." and
"Bedrock Vice" mottos.
For a dressier look,
there are several
T-shirt styles to choose
-Aso from. The three button,
no collar look is back, mostly in
solid colors. So are "color-blocked"
T-shirts, with or without collars,
that are decorated with wide
bands or areas of color.
Jeans are still as popular as
ever, but Brody's has resisted the
season's newest fad, pre-ripped
and pre-ruined jeans. Shindler
explains, "I think it's ridiculous for
a parent to pay $40 for jeans that
are already torn. The farthest I'll
go with this fad is selling 'ice or
volcano denim.' " They are jeans
washed with acid and abrasive
rocks. They are real soft and
broken in, but they are still intact!"
For boys, the big selling
bathing suits are jam length,
either bright solid colors, wild
prints or color blocking.
It's the up-dated Miami Vice
look for boys' dress clothes. The
season's newest sports jackets
are double breasted, and
semi-constructed linen in solids,
black and white modified
herringbone, or taupe, cream and
grey muted plaid. "For a super
look, wear a pair of white
suspender pants (with the
suspenders up!), a pink or white
spread collar dress shirt and
either a black and white herring
bone jacket or a solid black linen
jacket," said Shindler.
Girls this spring will keep pace
with their stylish Moms. The
spring trends for women have
been copied in girls' clothing and
are evident at New Generations
in Applegate, a store for girls
sizes 4 to young juniors. This

season it's denim, glitz, and lots
of oversized shirts and skinny
pants in a variety of new prints
and patterns.
Denim is back to stay as a
super faded, light weight, slightly
rumpled, easy-to-wear
alternative. New Generation is
showing light blue denim in a
variety of pieces: short-short jean
skirts, long, duster skirts with
flounced buttoms, country chic
dresses with white lace collars,
overalls, shorts and shirts.
Overalls make a fashion
statement this spring with their
new proportions. Unlike the
standard "farmer overalls," they
are faded light blue denim with
tight fitting legs and a pleated

Whimsically printed jumpsuit,
$36, and tank top, $12, from
Lizkids.

March 1987

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