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SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 1963



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Trend To Lower Skirt Length

Going up, or coming down? Just
what is happening to that ever-
changing hemline?-
The courageous spirit of many
women will be depressed at the l
news of a slightly lower trend in
skirt length. For that matter, cam-
pus wolves will undoubtedly be
daunted, too.
The hemline this spring will
follow the pace set in the fall
"just - barely - covering - the-
knee" length. This "conservative"
tendency will appear mostly in
daytime dresses, while kilts, wrap-
arounds and culottes will remain
slightly above the knee.
Floor-Length Hemline
Evening gowns are moving to-
ward a more elegant and sophisti-
cated look with a nearly floor-
length hemline.
One fashion standard that every
girl can count on this spring is
that personal taste will always be
in style. No matter what fashion-
etiquette dictates as the correct
hemline, each individual girl
should choose a length that is most
flattering to her figure.
Height Governs
A tall woman should wear a
slightly longer skirt so as not to
emphasize her height. A short
woman should stay away from
overly-long skirts, but on the oth-
er hand should also avoid extreme-
ly short ones.
Most women find the dipping
hemline a disheartening thought.
Many think back with horror to
the late '50's, when the fashion-
able mode was a hemline that
came four or five inches below the
Now it is a great mystery how
anyone could have worn skirts
that long. Many forget that they
still have skirts with three or four
inch hems - remnants of those
prudish times.
Inconspicuous Change
One thought that may be of
some comfort to all worried wom-
en is that any change this spring
will certainly net be very conspic-
Summer will naturally call for
trends toward coolness and there-
fore short skirts. Also, the ever-
increasing popularity of petti-
pants will make short skirts more
practical, proper and acceptable.
Sees Rage
In Patches
By The Associated Press
Penury is popular as long as
it extends no farther than the
clothes you wear. Patches, the
hallmark of poverty, are all the
rage. Sewn together in a million
pieces, they are worn as hostess
skirts-which is enough to keep
people from asking for second
They've been popular on the
elbows of women's sWeaters and
blouses and on the knees of blue
jeans. Now sun smocks made from
mattress ticking have four or five
bright patches, which also double
as pockets, scattered from shoulder
to hem.

Female's Formals
Fly Pastels, Flowers

In the spring when a young
man's fancy is supposed to turn
to thoughts of love, a young wom-
an's thoughts turn to. pledge for-
mals and the military ball and the
delightful problem of what to
Spring fashions, in evening wear
particularly, provide an oppor-
tunity, rare in campus life, for a
woman to be especially feminine
and romantic. Every detail of eve-
ning clothes, accessories and hair-
does should be geared to obtain-
ing this look.
Color in evening wear plays an
important role. All the pastels
seem to bloom in the spring along
with the unlimited variety of flor-
al prints that appear with this
season's emphasis on flowers.
White with touches of spring color
in jewelry and shoes is traditional
for gala evenings in the mood of
the season.
An elegant example of the fem-
inine freshness of white is an
all-white dress' with a slightly
billowed skirt bordered in tear-
drop lace edged in gold.
Fabrics as well as color do much
to cast a romantic feminine spell
over spring fashion. Fresh piques,
dotted nylon and the infinitesimal
variety of laces are just a few of
the fabrics which incorporate a
particular charm into dresses for
after five.
Shimmering silks seem to have
been .especially created for the soft

folds and gathers so important in
this spring's soft, loose look. Par-
ticularly lovely and interesting as
well are the Indian silks - both
brightly' colored and subdued -
which add a touch of the exotic
to the romance of the season.
The beauty of this season's long
gown lies in the subtlety of the
simplicity and softness of the
drape and the richness of the fab-

Women's Hats
Reveal Nature
British milliners have made a
character reading science out of
the kind of hat a woman picks.
British hat makers claim the
woman who invariably buys hats
with bold, uncluttered crowns has
a wildly generous, sexually ag-
gressive nature. If she also likes
narrow brims, men beware-she's
virtually announcing her readiness
to pounce.
Wide-brim fanciers, on the other
hand, are described as fridig, cal-
culating and very narrow-minded.
While those women who wear
no hats at all are considered to be
perfectly normal.







-Daily--Richard Cooper
THE LATEST-These femme fatales are dressed in the latest
spring styles. On the right is pictured a polished cotton dress
with round neck and sleeves and a high empire waistline. To the
left we have a sleeveless, V-neck, linen type with a low belt
accentuating the low waistline. The young lady seated in the
middle is wearing a semi-fitted princess style with linen trim
that may blend. or attractively contrast with the predominating
color of the dress.

Suitable Handbags Fit All Occasions

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A suitable handbag exists for
almost every occasion, and each
year new fads become popular and
some old ones are forgotten.
A woman's handbag serves a
variety of purposes, from the huge
carry-all, good for shoplifting and
evading overweight charges while
flying, to the tiny clutch bag which
holds only lipstick, comb, and
taxi money back to the dorm.
In the line of dress handbags,
patent leather has become quite
popular. One of the attractive fea-
tures of this trend is the fascinat-
ing array of handbag colors. Not
only is black still a standard, but
newcomers are mint green, bright
orange, deep red, and a baby blue,
Simple Clasp
The majority of these pocket-
books are long and narrow in
shape with a simple clasp. How-
ever, the black patent leather
purse also comes in large sizes
of various shapes, with bone or
other dressy handles.
Still in style is the large black
leather handbag, which can seem
dressy or casual according to the
outfit with which it is used.
With the hope of a new season,
spring and summer pocketbooks
have begun to appear in shop win-

dows. Heavy straw bags with leath-
er flaps and handles are still very
Rope Handle Out
Handbags with a bouquet of
artificial flowers or fruit are not
so evident, and the rope handle
has almost disappeared. But in
their place is the handbag of fine
straw colorfully interlaced in at-
tractive patterns.
Not only does a co-ed wear
Madras dresses, shorts, and blous-
es, but she also carries a Madras
pocketbook. These come in many
sizes, styles and' patterns but are
basically simple in'design.
For example, oine Madras hand-
bag is simply square with a zipper
on top and may be folded to be
carried as a clutch bag. Similar
to this is the handbag which has
a handle built into the sides of the
purse in place of a zipper.
Leather, Tweed, Denim
This style is popular not only
in Madras, but also in leather,

tweed and even denim. Another
Madras pocketbook is the small
clutch bag with a leather flap
and metal clasps.
The material-covering each of
these handbags has a Madras de-
sign, and the colors are bright
and attractive.
A new look in evening 'bags
is the light metal handbag. These
handbags are small and square,
with a simple chain handle. They
come in gold or silver and have a
soft lined interior. This style is a
pleasing contrast to the usual
beaded handbag.
Coat-Dress Pairs
Come with. Spring
Coat ensembles are a smart
fashion investment for spring.. The
coat-dress costume pairs a slim
coat with its very own shift or
natural-shaped dress.


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A richness of Bcn-fon face
lavished upon Rogers
"Beauty Shape"'nylon
tricot slip. Lace overlay
and applique at the bodice
...waist-deep in back.
Coes of lace applique
at the hem.
White, Lime Fizz/Spray
Green, Ariel Blue, Black.
No. 401 Short, sizes 32 to
38 at 9.00
White, Black, fetal Pink/
Praline, Ariel Blue, Lime
Fizz/Spray Green.
No. 4041 Average, sizes
32 to 38 at 9.00
White, Black.

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The Most Beautiful Dresses
are sent to GREENE'S

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Fashions and fabrics

constantly changing. New materials and new styles
appearing daily. Each requires special handling
continuing study.
Acrilan, Dynel, Vernon, Saran, Kodel-all are
new names and new fabrics. But, they're familiar
names at Greene's. Each week technical bulletins
arrive at Greene's with complete information on
new fabrics and the correct method of processing

So, when your favorite fabric needs
servicing-why not call the best? You'll be
confident that your garments are processed
by experts with the technical knowledge to
restore them to their original loveliness.
Of course, it's part of Greene's service,
too, to answer your questions on any prob-
lem in textile maintenance or fabrics.

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