THE MICHIGAN DAILY
iet Own Styles
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ts of white blouses.
hide the rolled-up part
shionable, co-ed's skirt
ed to have this years
hite blouses are very
most are plain with a
i strip; some are surely
e dress shirts. They are
and well-pressed. White
e worn under sweaters,
ly the collar shows, then
nly the collar is ironed.
r, very casual dress, a
co-ed is distinguishable
only becauseshe appears so dras-
tically' casual. She wears short
levis with rolled, up cuffs, or tight
slacks in unappealing patterns
and colors or shorts of any length
For classes, dates or even loung-
ing during the winter, and as
spring wraps, co-eds wear all sorts
of sweaters. They slip into big
baggy bulk knits or shoehorn into
tight casuals, but they all wind.
up protected by palette-pretty
wool or miracle fiber sweaters.
It is a shame when the snow is
around to betray squirrel's tracks,
and these beautiful sweaters have
to duck behind tan trench coats.
But there are times when one
stands in the lobby of Hill Audi-
torium, and notices the Univer-
sity's young women reemerging
from within the tan trench coats,
but they are all wearing real
dresses that they picked out with
the help of some special guy at
one of Ann Arbor's famous stores
and they all look nice.
In this lies the essence of fash-
ion at Michigan.
Ne w Ski rts
By GAIL EVANS and
In keeping with the trend to-
ward more casual campus styles,
feminine fashions for spring pledge
formals will de-emphasize the tra-
Resplendent, floor length crea-
tions may still be worn to a south-
ern ball, but on the University
scene this style has vanished.
Ann Arbor shops are featuring
the sophisticated cocktail dress-
bouffant and straight in attract-
ive pastels. Turquoise and maize
along with the ever-popular white,
pink, yellow, lime, and blue will
attract co-eds this season.
Although flowery prints seem to
be in the spring fashion spotlight,
formal wear will give a softened
effect with organza overskirts. Of
course, solid colors are again in
style in silks, chifons and or-
The lace bolero jacket will ac-
centuate many new spring sheaths.
Also dresses made from eyelet will
give a feminine, lacy effect..
The trend toward the more prac-
tical cocktail dress at both formal
and semi-formal occasions is a di-
rect result of the University social
system, several Markley co-eds
noted. "There just aren't enough
,occasions to get dressed up," one
J-Hop, which formerly allowed
women the occasion to go all out
for strict formality, is a thing of
the past. The Markley Formal was,
changed this year from a formal
to a semi-formal affair.
But the trend appears to signify
more than just a change in local
traditions. The predominant desire
seems to be for practicality with-
Drudgery in Sewing
Replaced by Machines
By SANDRA JOHNSON I, - . _
.. shapes the smoothest
of slender lines with an'
ever-so-ligl] elastic fab.
rc (two-ply in front and
back)and a controlling
hip strip. Dipped waist-
line adds comfort ... as
does Treo's unique
"saddle" crotch. S-M-L.
By CAROLiN WINTER
The female, always searching
for new and different styles, has
turned to the feedbag this year
She is disguising herself in bur-
'lap of all sizes, shapes, and col-
ors. Skirts and jumpers have not
been left out of this new craze.
-Burlap skirts and jumpers come
in' all colors ranging from its nat-
ural beige to new pinks and blues.
Also popular is burlap with tapes-
try designs. To add to the rustic
effect, many skirts are adorned
with fruits and flowers.
By SUSAN SMITH,
and SHARON MUSCOVITZ
The Muu Muu's have invaded!,
This is not a weird creature from
outer space, but rather the newest
thing in girl's lounge-wear.
They are a cross between a dress
and a robe. Muu Muu's come in a
variety of prints -and colors from
the most feminine pinks to the
most shocking purples. They have
a scooped neckline and short,
puffed sleeves, which billow to the
knees giving the body a draped
Besides being a great conversa-
tion piece, the Muu Muu can be
used forstudying, sleeping, loung-
ing and Hawaiian or other types
of costume parties. In Hawaii the
Muu Muu is used for quite a dif-
ferent purpose. There it is the ac;
cepted dress and is commonly'
used for street wear.
Another feature of the Muu Muu
and one loved by females, is the
fact that it's so unrevealing. As
soon as one is put on, off comes the
girdle. And you know what comes
out when the girdle comes off. No
need to worry, Muu Muu's hide
Not only the Democrats were delighted with the outcome of last
year's presideritial election.
Photograppers, fashion designers and magazines have been having
a field day since Nov. 8 and the center of all the excitement is
Jacqueline Beauvier Kennedy, who has probably been the first lady in
history to be more photographed than her husband.
Not only is Jackie an overwhelming success as a symbol of the
highest standard of American-style inoffensive gracious living, but
she has actually founded a cult.
The "Jackie Look," the New York Times reported recently, is the
hottest merchandizing gimmick since Shirley Temple dolls and every
available medium is taking full advantage of it.
The fad actually began during the campaign, when Jackie toured
the country in a red plaid coat with big patch pockets which soon
became the rage all across campus and the country.
Coats quickly became Jackie's specialty in style-setting and the
one one she wore to the Inauguration, a white wool with elbow
length sleeves and a tiny fur collar has set the trend for dresses,
coats and suits this spring.
The elbow-length look combined with three big buttons auto-
matically gives the "Jackie Look", to almost any article of women's
apparal and makes it a best seller automatically.
The other look Jackie has made famous is the casual boat neck-
sleeveless look, not only in cottons but in wool dresses as well. De-
signers are delighted with the savings in fabric, and any wool -dress
sans sleeves-And jacket is another immistakeably "Jackie" creation.
No doubt about it, Jackie has caught on like wildfire. She has had
innumerable paperbacks and magazine features devoted to her. When
she appears on a cover with her freckles unsubdued and her hair
windblown, she combines the dignified beauty of a professional model
with the unassuming charm of the all-American girl next door. This
down to earth touch in an indisputably aristocratic young woman is
undoubtedly one of the main sources of the Jackie appeal.
Bright Colors Beautify Spring Blouses
With Stripes, Prints, New Combinations
THE NEW LOOK-Jacqueline Kennedy's mode of dressing has
aroused such an interest in the American people that her style
has become the avant garde in the fashion world. This new look.
is evident in her perceptive eyes, her personal warmth, and as a
consequence, in her dress style.
Mrs. Kennedy Loads
In the beginning, sewing was
But it's no longer so. Women
have been supercieded by ma-
chines-machines that cut, ma-
chines that stitch, machines that
gather and machines that hem.
Relatively few professional tai-
lors and seamstresses remain to
wark at sewing. In this respect,,
women's work is done.
Nevertheless the art of sewing;
is not lost. Women themselves
have redeemed, cultivated and
developed it now--as a pasttime,
Let the modern woman, who
knows how to sew, thumb through
a fashion magazine, and she is
lost in a world of .imagination. She
sees herself beautifully arrayed in
a soft pink gown just like the one
the model is wearing on page 83
except that she, of course, has
made her neckline a little rounder,
her sleeves a little longer, and her
skirt a little fuller.
And once one' understands that
the modern hobbyist-seamstress
always changes her patterh, -h
matter howr good the pattern, may-
be progress has been made to-
ward understanding how and why
Pride in Creation.
She, takes pride in the fact that
not only has she selected the style
and material of her dress, but that
she has also, in some small way,
designed and created the dressy
herself. It is truly an expression
of her individuality.'
Skirts, blouses, bermudas, slacks,
suits, jackets and coats-all these
and many other garments are sewn
by the do-it-yourself crowd.
Despite this variety, it is safe to
say that the women who most en-
Joy sewing, most frequently make
dresses. Here their full creativity
comes to flower.
There is such a multitude and
variety of possibilities-suit-dress-
es, casual dresses, cocktail dresses,
formal gowns, and now, with sum-
mer fast approaching, sundresses.
While all these may be found in
the latest pattern books, one also
finds some styles so striking and so
distinct that they seem to belong
in categories all their own.
A store manager recently com-
mented on the habitual pattern
of student purchasing in Ann Ar-
"As freshmen," 'he said, ,"they
usually arrive haying bought all
of. their clothes in their home
"Some of these students will
come with 'clothes that are very
different from the 'usual quasi-ivy
leaguish regalia. This fact both-
ers some people very much, others
not so much.
"Then in their second year they
come- with about two-thirds of
their clothing quota set and buy
the rest in Ann Arbor.
"The third year they'll prob-
ably buy about three-fourths of
their basic clothing needs here.
Their senior year they come with
only their underwear."
By JUDITH OPPENHEIM
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The biggest news in blouses for
the coming season is the, big,
bright, beautiful colors which will
be seen soon in the form of stripes,
prints, and uncommon color com-
The striking new colors will be
shown in all the traditional styles
of blouses. Man-tailored shirts are
always good, and this year they
will be even more popular with
huge floral prints and other new
designs. The McMullin collar will
still be important on this springs
fashion scene, both in the small
and larger sizes. The new tab col-
lar will also be seen in abund-
The WhiteHouse is even aflfect-
ing the fashion scene on the col-
legiate level. There will be many
over-blouses copied from Mrs.
Kennedy's favorite style. These
too will come out in the stunning
colors. Unusual color combina-
tions, such as orange and yellow,
royal blue and aqua, and blues
and purples will be in evidence.
Colors will be blended to startle
Even the' standard, the' jewel,
neck, will not escape the barrage
of beautiful colors. However, they
will 'also be available in the more
somber and*conservative colors.
A new style, a modification of
the comfortable, slightly baggy
overblouse, will make an appear-
ance. It will be 'fitted and very
short. The "angel" .blouse is also
available in all the stores. It is
calculated to make a woman look
like a woman with all the com-
fort and convenience of the over-
The classic white blouse is still
on the fashion scene. They will be
available :with ruffles and bows.
The "old-fashioned girl" look will
be in evidence with lace, trims
and other artifaces calculated to
make the woman appear feminine.
New Sleeveless Look
The new season's blouses will
appear with the standard roll-up
Italian sleeves and sleeveless
styles. Mrs. Kennedy is also par-
tial to the sleeveless; look.
There is a new weight coming
out for blouses. A fabric of 80
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feeling to the wearer. And oxford
cloth is always acceptable. There,
are even blouses now made of
cord, to be worn with matching
bermudas and skirts in sherbet-
shades of lime, lemon and soft,
Generally speaking, the classio
styles, the man-shirt, the 'ber-
muda collar and the over-blouse
will still be on the scene in excit-
ing colors and prints, and they
will all be joined by the "angel"
By RISA AXELROD
One of the decisio'ns that co-
eds will be making this spring is
whether or not to burst the "bub-
ble" of winter hairdos.
"The bubble is definitely out,"
said one beautician, but its airy
bouffant seems almost too popu-
lar and proud to give way to a de-
Hairdressers and stylists are
emphasizing the new flatter and
short hairdos. These creations
have casual bangs, Italian tops and
pert spit curls at each side.
Popularity From Versatility
Their - 'popularity will spring
from the versatility they possess-
the style can be modified to fit
any face shapes and hair textures.
A second advantage is that they
require less setting. A nightly
brushing and a few clips sufficing
Also, the short styles will not
be adversely affected by wind.
A modified version of the bub-
ble, also known as a modified
"Jackie Kennedy" style; is the
shorter, smoother bouffant. This
hairdo, although casualin ap-
pearance, still requires as much
care as its predecessor - some-
times more, if "teasing" is neces-
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Fashions From Europe
Hair fashions are still coming
to us from across the seas, as
evidenced by the bouffant Italian
tops and the new casual, almost,
hed cotton blouse in a provincial print with a matching sash
a toordinating skirt of textured silk and rayon. Colors -
. blue and areen - Sizes 8- 16. At $12.95 for the set.