THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Hat Styles Change with Spring
To the average University wo-
man the hat >is a small, non-
descript item, to be worn only
when absolutely n e c e s s a r y -
church, weddings and funerals.
In order to be perfectly satis-
factory, this hat should be so
bland and inconspicuous as to be
almost invisible when it is firm-
ly settled in its nest of curls.
This is a sad situation. A prop-
erly hatted female cuts a fetch-
ing figure. But there is hope -
this spring hats are prettier,
sprightlier, springier than they
have been in years.
Small hats are the rule, which
makes good fashion sense with
this year's wider shoulders and
The modified turban or fez
gives a sleek, polished look, and is
available for almost every occa-
sion - woolly tweeds for the early
spring coat, bright silk afternoon
prints and gleaming jewel tones
for gala evenings.
Very new are the high-crownedj
hats which leave the brow and1
necklines bare and smooth. Brisk
and lively looking, they are wear-
able with almost any length of
hair. They will bring much ac-
claim from the lasses who must
wear glasses and spend most of
their waking hours searching for
an Easter bonnet in which their
faces look uncluttered.
The cloche is still with us and
deeper than ever, but with this
difference - a wide, inverted-
bowl brim. They are much softer.
the tailored shirt is still
at the'top of the list for
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Along with flowers, showers and
the turning of a young man's
fancy, Spring brings a brand new
look to hair fashions-notably, the
The bob has been given many
interpretations by those who both
witness and wear it. It is short,
sometimes swirly, other times
wispy and always tidy. It produces
a new softness in silhouette, which
is happily devoid of waves.
The "wisp-edge" bob- lightly
circles the head and swirls strictly
sideways across the nape edge,
creating an almost windblown,
hug the head effect.
Return of Classics "
Designed for the return of the
classics in costume, the "classic"
bob will more than adequately
complement the spring shirtwaist,
long pastel sweater and princess
Both sides of the hair style flip
into even the most wide eyed
damsel's eyes, with the right side
movement confined to a flat eye-
lash curl and the left to a "droop-
wave" that almost conceals both]
eyebrow and eyes. At the nape, a
short nipped-in effect should be
The forward look is the slogan
for the "forlock" bob which dis-
plays full movements on the face,
wispy and decorative, but tidily
'Little Head Look'
The "flippity-curl" bob achieves
the little head look, desired by
most style-conscious females. A
hint of purffiness remains through
the crown top, but the longer look
tresses of Empire up-sweeps is for-
ever gone. Circling the head are
rows of wispy curls, which bob
with each nod of the head only to
settle back in nice neat order.
Lovely for afternoon or evening,
dressed up with bow or tierra, the
"puff-down" bob is the last rem-
nant of the bubble-cut remains.
Beginning above the ear line, the
hair softly poofs out, then subtlely
turns in again in time to gree the
nape of the neck.
In short, and in short hair cuts,
cute, casual and neat are the key
words for Spring 1959.
Trenchcoats, with the advent of
Spring weather, will soon return to
the Michigan scene.
Undisputed khaki, the perennial
favorite for all weather conditions,
has a new rival this year: olive
drab, or Army green.
The classic style of straight coat,
raglan sleeve, leads, of course, but
this style has developed a new,
narrower out. This Chesterfield cut
is now also appearing in a double-
Color enters the field of rain-
wear, from the inside out. Linings
are exciting in their own right, and
are often the reason behind the
purchase of a particular coat. They
appear in ivy stripes and a partic-
ularly brilliant red foulard print,
.he latter belonging to an olive
As Paris goes, so goes the Amer-
ican fashion world. This spring .
the Chesterfield is making a
These have not been around
since the '40's. A tailored coat, it
can sport either a velvet or linen
collar. Made in either charcoal,
black- or pin-stripes, these are ex-
tremely practical for dates and
Also heading the fashion roster
are leather coats with detachable
fur collars. As a new innovation,
the manufacturers have added a
pearlized finish. Crushed pearls
are sprayed on the coat before it
is sold to the stores. The manu-
facturers are giving a lifetime
guarantee that this finish will re-
main on the .coat.
The most popular colors for
leather are beige, grey and navy.
This style also comes as a jacket
or three quarter length coat. Most
have a belt which encircles the
wrist at the end of the sleeve.
They sport a yoke collar and have
either a straight or flared back.
The yoke back whici was im-
portant in fall has carried over
to the spring line. These coats
usually sport a shawl collar and
The Chinese collared coat is go-
ing out of style but the stores still
carry a few of them. Most sleeves
are narrow and the wearer is en-
couraged to push them up to just
below the elbow.
Spring coats are tailored this
fall. With the exception of the
leather coats, there are no flared
or pleated backs. All have a
straight line with a pleat near the
bottom to facilitate walking.
Shoulder lines are also narrow-
er. Combined with the straight
body, this gives the woman a long,
lean look which is tres chic.
Used for the first time this fall,.
the new "souffle' material has be-
come so popular that it has been
retained for spring coats. These
coats are usually in subdued plaids
and sport a large round collar and
three large buttons evenly spaced
throughout the length of the coat.
The empire look may be high
Coat Fashions Feature
Leathr, Til r Loo
A SPRING FAVORITE
... black cloche
and prettier than the sternly
head-hugging cloche of the past.
There are several gay whimsies
for the girl with mid-semester
blues. Mere veils with added bows,
birds, orhbuttons rest on the head
like, a handkerchief and afford
the barest minimum of hat. Great
cabbage roses, attached to a small
comb or a narrow head band, are
great fun and femininity.
And, of course, the popular and
youthful headband is available in
more styles and fabrics than ever
and affords a good excuse for a
Certain styles .are so flattering
that they are literally evergreen.
The crisp, fresh look of a Breton
or sailor spells spring to any wo-
man. No amount of Sunday-
'mprning drizzle can dampen the
spirits provided by a big, flowery
This may be the season for an
Ann Arbor fashion revolution.
Women will stop shopping for a
hat to wear with that Easter suit,
and begin to shop for a suit to:
wear with that very special Easter
...short leather jacket
fashion for dresses, but coat man-
ufacturers strive for the plain,
tailored look. Fitted and double-
breasted coats have also lost thefr
popularity. The classic wrap-
around coat is still in style but
buttons are more popular.
According to one fashion expert,
spring coat manufacturers are
having a bad year due to the year
round u e of leather and cash-
mere. The latter'in grey, beige and
black wrap-around or buttons are
extremuely practical and durable.
Jaclkets and car coats have gone
with the wind as far as spring is
concerned. Wearers find they are
too heavy for comfort and would
rather wear a plain cardigan- for
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