THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, APRM 230
THE MICHIGAN DAILY SUNDAY, APRiL ZS
Fabric Makes New Styles
Trench Coats Appear
With Spring's Arrival
Women's Bathing Suits Return
To Femininity, Bikinis Subdued
By CAROLINE DOW
Burlap has become the wrap,
cap, lap and snazz of the seasonI
as garmenteers have ended their
search for cheap and fashionable
It isn't the old bags that arej
wearing it either. Burlap purses
are sturdy and stand up well as
the coeds carry-all. Caps and
floppy lavender hats are in the'
windows and fringed skirts and
burlap blouses seem to be an in-
tegral part of the spring tan look.
Strangely enough, the "natural
color" of burlap is the hardest to
find and is a prize on the'market.
Burlap takes well to bright dyes
and thus the color, weave and tex-
ture combine to make striking out-
Once the, roughness is washed
out of the material the loose weave
is comfortable and looks slightly
akin to the "tweed look." It be-
comes fashionably baggy after the
second wearing and might even
take well to elbow patches if it is
in natural color.
Tailoring of burlap seems to be
closer to the "serapi" (over the
shoulder) look with fringe and
neck slits, although two or three
tailored suits have turned up. It
is heavy enough to be drip dried
although it packs badly. However,
it wears well.
Answering the need for original
"conversation pieces" in the coed's
wardrobe it is also practical. The
best bit of burlap that walks
around this camps is a knee length
kelly green cape that triples as a
blouse when tucked in or a dress
when belted. Burlap is versatile.
By NANCY WOLFE
Spring is here and khaki-clad
masses descend upon the streets
of Ann Arbor. Trench coats, still
in vogue this year at Michigan,
face strong competition from
Many things may explain the
khaki-clad generation. Trench
coats were originally meant for
rainy weather and Ann Arbor stu-
dents always expect rain.
Detective movies may have cre-
ated the khaki image for men.
The suave, independent lady-kill-
er, fights crime in his trench coat.
May Suffer Setback
This fashion may suffer a set-
back if unfriendly nations find
propaganda material in it.
The chesterfield coat, named
after a 19th Century Earl of Ches-
terfield, features a small, tailor-
ed collar and ° severely straight
lines. The style is suitable for
both dressy and casual occasions.
Chesterfields, some with match-
ing hats and umbrellas, are of
many varied colors and materials.
Floral prints and Madras plaids
are the most popular on the cam-
pus. An unusual material, imita-
tion needle-point, pictures tradi-
tional scenes such as fox hunts
or landscapes In small prints.
Chesterfield Khakis -.
For those who want to compro-
mise between the chesterfield and
the trench coat, chesterfields
come in khaki with a khaki-color
collar. Paisley prints appear in
many types of materials including
silk and velvet.
When the rain begins Michigan
students bring out their black or
pastel umbrellas with ivory or
bamboo handles. These feature
long pointed ends and, occasion-
ally, a tassle.
The parasols of the fashionable
southern belles in the 1800's have
come north this spring. Large
ruffles cover umbrellas in a
matching or contrasting material.
By IRIS BROWN
Brilliant shades of pink, orange
and turquoise complement natural
tones in this summer's hats,
gloves, handbags and jewelry.
Jacqueline Kennedy pillboxes, a
bit deeper and taller than usual,
and little "whimsies" worn on the
crown of the head or on the fore-
head are the newest hat styles.
New materials are primarily or-
ganza, taffeta, ribbon and other
fabric as opposed to straw. Colors
are largely black, white and na-
The "whimsies" are straw brim-
med with veils over the crown of
the head of velvet and other soft
Larger hats, worn with full
skirted, short sleeved dresses, are
wheat-colored straw accented with
long ties of blue, black, orange.
Long, untrimmed gloves in cot-
ton or nylon are worn in both day-
time and evening; white, black and
the current bright shades are the
most popular. In short gloves, kid
is very fashionable .
Handbags up to eighteen inches
long carry out. the elongated sil-
houette of both clutch bags and
purses with handles These are
seen in orange, mist-green, bone
and particularly violet in both
patents and leathers.
The tapestries depict anything
from scenes of people and build-
ings in muted pastels to floral
designs with pastel backgrounds
and brilliant red flowers.
Larger straw bags are heavy
with jewels and sequins applied
in designs and patches with velvet
or braid trim. Another, simpler
variety is woven, plastic-covered
straw made in Hong Kong.
Heavy beads, long earrings and
no bracelets are this season's look
in jewelry. The long three-or four-
strand necklaces of brilliant
orange, turquoise and pink over-
sized beads are worn to match
blouses and dresses.
The matching earrings are long
thin gold bars with a large bead
at the bottom end.
Thick, many-stranded chains of
gold and silver are also popular.
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By MARTHA MacNEAL
Women's bathing suits this year
show a decided trend towards in-
creased femininity, combined with
a return to modesty from last
year's bare, bikini rage,
Bikinis are very definitely "out,"
and the only two-piece suits
shown are modified to cover the
subject more adequately,
Boy Legs Popular
Boy legs are still in, and may,
in fact, represent the most popular
current style. Boy legs, somewhat
like short-shorts, illustrate the fact
that the "femininity" of the new
trend is defined in terms of the
suit itself, rather than in terms of
what it does, or does not, cover.
In colors, the Hawaiian print,
is still extremely popular. Gen-
erally, prints are bolder in pinks,
purples, oranges and turquoises:
They are larger with floral pat-
terns predominating. Many suits
have matching skirts for a sun-
dress effect. Few short skirted
suits are being shown this year,
Draped styles and boy legs are re-
placing them for swimming and
the longer matching skirts are re-
placing them for sun wear.
Sides Lace Up
Lacing up the sides of suits gives
a feminine accent faintly remi-
niscent of the old days of bikinis,
as do deeply plunging back lines.
However, bare backs are almost
always accompanied by modest,
high necklines in the front. Square
or rounded scoop necklines are al-
so popular. Detachable straps are
a standard feature.
Emphasis this year is on the
"magic line" of freedom for swim-
ming, so that bones, wires, and
elastic supports are on the way
The American woman has spok-
en. Men must be content to exer-
cise their imaginations on the
beach; the results may be even
better that way.
SUMMER BEACHWEAR-The bathing suit modeled above is
the traditional one-piece style in brilliant greens and blues. The
"sweetnik," a brand new version of the beach robe, is made of
heavy cotton and decorated with bamboo buttons.
Synthetics Add to Lingerie.. Styles
6.99 to 12.99
Our collection is in.
Dozens of styles to
In finest leathers.
Variety of colors.
By MARCIA NATHAN
Lingerie, though definitely an
under-cover subject, is of unend-
ing interest to a woman.
Essentially utilitarian, under gar-
ments become prettier and daint-
ier with the passing seasons. They
also become more comfortable and
easier to care for.
The influx of new synthetic ma-
terials, which are inexpensive and
easy to wash and dry, has greatly
increased the range of available
textures and styles during the past
decade. They take colors well, es-
pecially pastel shades, and allow
the average woman a large ward-
robe of colorful and delightfully
Styles, too, have evolved to the
point that underwear is available
to suit any outfit.
The briefer, a one-piece chemise
with fitted pant legs could become
the biggest thing since snuggies.
They may be worn under dresses,
skirts, slacks, bermudas and clam-
diggers without worry about a slip
Briefer Versions Appear
Sleepwear, too, has passed the
stage of full-length nightgowns
and square-cut pajamas. They are
still in existence in ever-increas-
ing variety of material and color,
but briefer, more feminine ver-
sions have appeared.
Baby-doll "PJ's" and knee-
length gowns are familiar institu-
tions, but the Muu Muu (of
course!) and culotte styles are
meeting increasing popularity. For
comfortable lounging and sleep-
ing, the two-piece culotte pajama
and the culotte robe in cotton
blends or jersey are perfect.
Another newcomer on the lin-
gerie scene is the Espresso coat
with high side slits to show off
color-coordinated bambino pants.
In ginghams or multicolored
stripes, the Espresso coat can be
worn for sleeping or lounging.
Best of all, better even than the
wide range of crisp or fragile, tai-
lored or lacy trims is the lavish
sprinkling of new colors. They even
have delicious names such as sand
dune, surf,' green ice and candle-
RV IING IKAUIF MAN
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dous collection of gentleman-tai-
lored slacks and bermudas . .
fabrics include -- Batik, Madras,
Poplin, Pinfeather, Seersucker...
Sizes 8 to 16.
Bermudas $5.95 to $12.95
Whether you favor the traditional button-down or the vibrant round collar shirt,
Camelet Brothers affords you a most complete selection. These shirts, in prints, Madras,
or solid tones, have been carefully selected to compliment the wide range of skirts that
are also available. With no difficulty you may have any number of delightful outfits
from which to choose for summer time wear.
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