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Longer Skirts Replace Knee-Ticklers
By JEAN TENANDER
Casual skirts have reverted
back to classic standbys this fall.
The "knee-ticklers" have had
their day, and once again girls
will be making a modest effort
to keep the length of their skirts
at a seemly distance from the
While last year's styles called
for muted plaids and conservative
tweed, this year has brought a
rash of startlingly bright colors
and bold innovations in design.
There are skirts of mohair, po-
tatorsacking and imitation suede.
Since fashion has decreed that
skirts will be longer, it is only
logical that the stocking manu-
facturers have finally come out
with the new "longer than long"
knee sock. These practical, "warm-
er than warm" leggings are manu-
factured in a variety of styles and
colors and in many cases come in
Luxurious leathers, forged from
calfskin and natural pigskin, add
'handsome sophistication to foot-
wear for every occasion.
Stacked heels are stylish and
will allow women to travel, teach
or attend teas in comfortable
A classic pump acquires a look
of alligator beauty when it is
made from black printed calf and
complimented by a gently rounded
toe and an attractive stacked
A handsome shoe of crocodile-
printed calfskin, accented with
suede and a stitched square toe,
is an outstanding town or country
Natural pigskin is tr'ansformed
into elegant ostrich and is effec-
tive with a small stacked heel and
a high-rising, tabbed throat and a
a form reflecting the predominant
color trend in the skirts.
Although bright shades and un-
usual materials are the first thingj
to catch the shopper's eye, a major
part of the department store
clothes rack is still taken up by
the type of casual skirt young
women have favored for years.
Tweeds and plaids will always
be a favorite, and a difference in
shade is hardly worthy of note.
Plaids do seem to be getting
brighter this fall, as do accessories
such as shawls, belts, pocketbooks,
hats, and gloves.
There have been attempts on
the part of a few brave manufac-
turers to sell skirts made out of
raccoon. These are for very casual
wear and probaby would find their
most useful service in after-ski
situations when the skier is trying
to look both athletic and feminine.
They are extremeley warm and
can be recommended only for the
most northern of ski resorts.
Culottes are not dead yet and
have hit the fashion world in
variations of last year's theme.
They come in cotton, the ever
present madras, corduory and
wool. Both short and long culottes
are in evidence since they do not
seem to have sufferedbfrom the
effort to bring skirts back to a
more conventional length.
All in all skirts have changed
very little. There seems to be a
trend in the direction of conserva-
tism in length, but this is com-
pensated for by the array of colors
offered to shoppers.
Those in search of traditionalt
sports wear will always be able toE
find it, but they may wish to tem-
per the sobriety of their wardrobe
with one or two of the brighterY
items now available.
Although the trend this fall hast
been toward longer skirts, womene
will still wear skirts slightly abovee
or at the knee. Skirts with a large1
pleat in front or solid wool wrap-
arounds will be of shorter lengths.
WHERE NEXT?-She's in a bold, black plaid skirt with a torso
jacket. He's wearing an olive mixture, shetland wool sport coat,
with charcoal olive slacks and a silk foullard ascot.
By RUTH HETMANSKI
Dinner lines, house meetings
and after-dinner conclaves are
common places to see University
Some college girls say it re-
laxes them, while others say they
feel less guilty about putting off
homework if they are doing some-
ting useful. The habit became so
entrenched that one professor in
the school of education found it
necessary to forbid knitting in his
By knitting, a girl can save
money on otherwise expensive
hand-knit sweaters and get just
what she wants in size, color, and
She can also enjoy the pleasure
that comes with invention of new
styles 'and patterns.
Knit for Boys
"If you knit for your boyfriend,
you will break up with him be-
fore you finish the sweater," an
old legend claims. Yet needles
click often to the tune of, "do
you think it'll fit him?" or "won't
he be surprised?"
Knitting, for all its flavor of
old-fashioned hominess, follows
modern trends in fashion just as
carefully as ready-made clothes.
One new feature is Scandia wool
yarn that has an irregular con-
sistency and produces a sweater
with a marbled look. The trend
toward bulky knits and cables of
all kinds continues to appear with
some sweaters so complicated that
it seems their execution must be
reserved for math majors.
An innovation to add bulk and
body to mohair sweaters in knit-
ting with a strand of regular
worsted wool with the mohair. Ski
patterns become more popular
every season, and wooden buttons
add a rustic appearance to the
Experts believe that beginners
will do well to use large needles
and a simple pattern to start with.,
An excellent pattern for a first
sweater is a boat neck pullover.
Speed, as well as appearance, is
a factor in knitting. Recently im-
ported from grandmothers to col-
lege campuses is the European
method. The knitter uses the left
hand for holding the yarn instead
of the right as in the convention-
al methods. This method does not
allow the yarn to drop between
The end result of the knitter's1
hard work is a sense of satisfac-;
tion and beautiful products to dis-o
play her handiwork. Ski sweaters,
which are popular as imported
knits, are the favorite project of4
more efficient knitters.4
PASSES AT CLASSES-Many Ann Arbor styles can be described as protective-from the weather.
The femme fatale of this duo is wearing a reversible rain poncho with the black poplin side show-
ing. The other side is a bold yellow and red plaid. Her escort is wearing a camel-colored, wool.
lined duffle coat with buffalo horn buttons.
Coats Furnish Protection
Offer Myriad of Beauty
Shapes Fall Jackets,
The stress on in fall fashions
turns to the "young look," adapt-
ed in a special way to the tastes of
The young look has invaded the
hearts of women and will influ-
ence all phases of clothing selec-
tion. Straight, long roundup jack-
ets, shaped like a Portuguese fish-
erman's yoked chemise, will high-
light many casual evenings.
Handbags styled like a school girl
satchel (or teaching fellow's brief-
case) will also appear on casual
dates. A "Jules' and Jim" velvet
hat, seen in a recent French movie,
with shoes having interchangeable
decorative. cuffs, will add variety
Heavy gold bracelets with dan-
gling stone ovals and large pins
All SWEATER 'PAKS
in Leading Magazines
Beautiful New Color Combinations
in all Weights of Yarns
11 Nickels Arcade
Sweaters have been forced into
double duty this year in perform-
ing as "sweater dresses" as well
as their standard use with skirts.
The "sweater dress" is still a
two piece outfit and it is only
the material, color, design and
shape which makes women appear
to have on a one piece dress.
A sweater shift combines a fine
knit with the new shift look of
cotton and wool one piece dresses.
Big, bulky cardigan and V-neck
sweaters may be combined with
a matched skirt knitted on finer
needles to make a more casual
These "sweater dresses" may be
decorated with long gold chains
with a medallion or jewel.
These "sweater dresses" may be
converted to two pieces, by com-
bining the sweaters with more
casual full skirts or kilts.
will provide a decorative touch on
suits or "basic black" dresses.
Coats and suits will have cozy
wide collars which can be bundled
up around the neck. Suit skirts will
come with front pleats which are
hidden underneath long, straight
jackets or shorter flared ones.
For more daring women, long
tapered capes with "highwayman"
collars may provide excitement to
a fall outfit. Hooded dresses and
sweaters will also add a sophisti-
cated air to the dress of American
'Town and Country'
The "town and country look"
will feature ponchos, hooded leath-
er coats and suede riding length
jackets for protection against cold
Boots of all kinds made of var-
ied leathers will bring an outdoor
flavor to the campus. These boots
are unlined and often decorated
with tassels, a rim of fur or a
contrasting color such as red or
Sweaters with lower than ever
U necklines will replace the stand-
ard V neck. These U neck sweat-,
ers may be worn with a thinner
svgeater of a contrasting color or
a short dickey with a turtleneck
The "western look" features cow-
boy-tailored shirts, pants and
skirts. Skirts are made of denim<
and are worn with a simple blue
work shirt or gingham plaid blouse.
The outfit may be topped off with
a bright red "kerchief" or ascot.
All sorts of jeweled accessories1
can be bought to go along withX
the "western look." There are five
point sheriff's stars in differentt
enamel colors. Miniature cowboyx
boots also fit this look; they havek
small, stackedheels. Some woment
even buy spurs.
'By LOUISE LIND
"Yes, we are using make-up this
season," beauty magazine editors
report, for the price of their pub-
lications offer "milady" a myriad
of tricks to make its application
Beginning with "that fabulous
facial" and ending with the se-
crets of "the art of lip flattery,"
one journal describes how any
knowing young woman can wisely'
use her "make-up minutes" to be-
come "that glamorous image that
is the real you."
"Approach your facial with con-
fidence and a minimum of clut-
ter," it advises. "You will need
little more than a good basic
cleansing cream, a skin freshener,
a box of tissues, a bright light, a
mirror and thirty minutes of com-
"Add to this your two hands
gliding confidently up, out and
around the planes of your face,
and you will be _giving yourself a
glamour facial.. . the one treat-
ment every young model depends
on to keep herself in a state of
Cosmetologists advise the en-
hancement of "milady's" eyes with
tweezers, eyebrow pencil, eye shad-
ow, eye liner, "nice fresh eyebrow
brush," eyelash curler and mas-
cara to give her that "natural
beauty she deserves."
The typical magazine shows a
model plying her eyebrow pencil
"deliberately and carefully, with
true French feeling . . . to accen-
tuate every detail of her eyes." The
final result in the publication's
own words, "Tres magnifique."
The magazines also recommend
light lipstick for daytime and a
To Adopt Varied Leathers
darker shade at night when an
artificial lighting softens color. It
explains that lipstick is both dec-
orative and serviceable since it acts
as a guard against drying and
The model has finally completed
her make-up job and is prepared
to leave her home to face the
world. For those who have mili-
tantly obeyed its one-two-three
guide for make-up magic, the mag-
azine recommends an invigorating
natural flower scent, "enough .,. .
to be noticeable," for a pick-me-up
after that gruelling hour before
the mirror and suggests "music to
make-up by" for next time.
Western Look Prevails
Oxford cloth,-pin stripes and
the western look are the new
trends in the blouse world this
fall, while frilly-shirts and stand-
away collars have since been for-
Dacron and cotton materials are
still big sellers, especially among
college women who detest the
chore of ironing.
The pin stripe is a large item for
women who prefer a pattern on
their blouses. Prints, including the
madras and paisleys are also being
shown although they are not quite
as new as stripes.
The western look is perhaps the
most novel innovation added to
this year's wardrobe. It includes
all styles with fringe trim or at-
tached cowboy ties.
Popular colors in blouses are
the same as those for other ap-
parel. Heading the list are shades
of loden green, emerald and off-
Round collars have the lead this
year with the man-tailored but-
ton-down, running a close second.
Roll-up sleeves are still purchased
because they can be used all year,
but long sleeves are still definitely
in use for winter wear.
Rich colors highlight this year's
fall and winter fashions.
Stylish tones include brown in-
stead of black, brown with black,
brown with navy, golden beiges
and pale off-whites, reds and
For Every Fall and Holiday Party
THE BROCADE BEAUTIFUL
Boots are the newest rage this
year for women, only they are not
of the usual heavy lined snow boot
Zebra-stenciled pony skin rid-
ing boots with a stacked wooden
heel combine a new daring use of
leather and the comfortable so-
phistication - of heels.
Ankle-skiming boots made of
tri-colored suede feature a long
pointed toe and lower heel. Red,
buff and black leather compose
the contrasting tri-color.
The "spat and polish boot" uses
a shiny patent leatherskimmer
and wool spats in a -bright red
The slicker boot, looking tall,
red and handsome in patent lea-
ther gives "up-to-the-knee" pro-
tection from rain and snow.
The "cowboy look" has swept
into boots, and boots with a round-
ed suede rim and patent leather
toes provide an interesting blend
of leathers to footwear.
For those who prefer the warm-
er comfort of lined fleece boots,
they come in a variety of styles
and colors. Suedes, pig skin and
patent leather in blacks, browns
and brilliant solids are combined
with white fleece lining to do all
Wigs Sweep Fashion Scene,
Require Elaborate Attention
The season's emphasis on shades
of brown instead of black can be
accented effectively with either
brown, black or chamois accessor-
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vises that "wigs should be kept
clean for best effect. They may be
cleaned at home with a good dry
Wigs can be kept nicely if you
avoid wrapping them in some-
thing that -disarranges the hair.
When traveling they should be
"A wig should be kept in its
own box, not packed with many
other things. I like to wrap their
in transparent saran which pro-
tects them from dust and damp-
ness and doesn't crush the hair
set," the operator added.
The volume of recent wig Eales
caught everyone by surprise, she
"People used to wear wigs and
not talk about it, but it took
young women to make them into
conversation pieces. Many career
women have two or three wigs,
even in different colors."
Generally speaking, women stick
to their own hair color for practi-
cal purposes if they own just one
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