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MARCH 15, 1935



New Fashions
Decree Frothy
Evening Gown
Organza Formals Popular
In Shades Of Orchidy
Blue And Pink
Take a few yards of some frothy
material, add a little starch to make
it stand out, and a'few feminine fur-
belows-and you have the recipe for
new spring formals. It's amazing
what clever fashion designers can
do with these simple ingredients, as
we found out to our surprise in
making a tour of Ann Arbor shops
A lovely shade of orchidy blue is
used in one formal we saw. Incident-
ally we would rank this dress top-
notch among the whole collection
in local stores. It was made of organ-
za, and had a hip-length jacket,
fitted at the waist edged with pleated
frills. The dress itself was charming
too, and was fashioned on simple
lines, with a small bouquet at the
Use Organza
Another dress we liked immensely
was one of rose organza with a small
white flower design pencilled on the
fabric. It claimed our attention,
mainly because it was very feminine
without being s. s. and g. (sweet,
simple and girlish to the unin-
formed). Huge balloon sleeves that
give a cape-like effect and tiny cart-
ridge pleats runing down each side
of the neckline in fro t were clever
features of this dress.
Just like little girls new formals
are being made of-well, maybe not
sugar and spice, but they really are'
made of everything nice. Net, lace,
organza, seersucker crepe, chiffon,
printed crepe, are used in the new
dresses, and if you can't find one you
like in these fabrics, you're worse
than particular, you're just plain
Pique Trimming
Take the new nets, for instance.
We saw ,a very attractive tucked net
formal in navy blue. A white waf-
fle pique roll collar ending in a bow
tie and pique cuffs add that fashion-
able tailored touch to this dress.
Another net formal we liked was
made in pink, in a shirtwaist style
with crystal buttons and a dark blue
velvet bow.
Lace this spring isn't the good old
lace we used to know. A leaf design
was used effectively on a navy blue
lace dress with three ters of ruffles
forming the sleeves.
Turquoise blue is going to be very
popular this spring if the number of
formals in this shade being displayed
by the shops is any indication. Our
favorite was one in chiffon with a
shirred loose-fitting jacket, made
with huge sleeves. The formal- under-
neath was very sophisticated and
featured a high shirred neckline in,
front and two wide straps in the
For Brunettes
We've already mentioned organza,
but we can't help talking about it
again, because it's too smart to be
ignored. We saw one white organza
that some exotic brunette had better
grab off the hanger as soon as possi-
ble, because it isn't destined for a
store hanger very long. It did some-
thing new and different to the fash-
ion-worn drop-shoulder neckline by
'disguising it in sleeve drapery held
up by a narrow satin ribbon around
the neck.
Another good-looking organza was
made in vivid Persian stripes, with
balloon sleeves and a nautical col-
lar of white silk pique. Brown organza

over a yellow tffeta slip is super-
swell, and if you don't believe us, go
look at the dress yourself. It had
ruffles in the back from waist to
hem, and was accented by piquant
yellow filowers at the shoulder.
Just one more organza formal, and
then we'll stop. But we couldn't
leave this dress out. The dress itself
was made of pink crepe on very
simple lines, but its crowning glory
was the organza jacket. It had an
ascot tie, and huge sleeves embroi-
dered in pink.
The trio which will be featured in
the Junior Girls Play, "Tune In On
Dove," when it is presented March 20
to 23, will entertain tonight and to-
morrow night at the Silver Grill in
the League. The group, composed
of Barbara Bates, Valerie Rancu, and
Jean Seeley, will present the theme
song from the production, "Tune In
On Love."
PARIS, March 14 -(JP)- "Water-
skin" is a new fabric which Schiapar-
elli uses for raincoats this season.
It is a heavy linen treated with a
waterproofing process which is sup-
posed to make it shed water like the
proverbial duck's back. An outstand-
ing model is made of black "water-
skin" cut on loose three-quarter
length lines.

Wherein Michigan Men Explain
Just What Co-eds Should Wear

At last Michigan men can publicly
give vent to their condemnations of
the Michigan woman's dress. And
how they jumpd at the opportunity!
The first thing they found to rake
over the coals is overdressing. "After
all," one wise young man commented,
"College isn't one continual tea
party, at least that is what I was
once told. Town dresses. tea gowns
and cocktail frocks are ridiculous for
campus wear."
Indifference Decried
Although men delore the over-
dressed appearance, hey object still
more violently to the other extreme
of complete indifference to one's
personal attire. Sports clothes with
swagger lines and sweater and skirt
combinations find most favor in their
eyes. One dashing fellow rejoices to
see the domestic touch in the many
hand-knit suits making their ap-
The stronger sex was unanimously
agreed women should wear low
heeled shoes on campus. Hobbling
Trend Toward
Off Face Styles
Noted In Hats
Nautical Influence Seen In
Breton Sailors; Military
Note In Pill-Boxes
With all the fashion magazines
showing style extremes in hats the
average woman is faced with the
problem of geting a hat that is
stylish, and yet wearable. Most
stores are showing modifications of
the Paris opening models to satisfy
this demand. ,
Fashion trends show a strong ten-
dency toward the off-the-face hats.
For the youthful person, and that
includes college age, this type is par-
ticularly flattering because of its
soft round look.
With black a n d
4 blue straw as much
k Gtd" in demand as ever,
the off - the - face
hat offers an oppor-
. / tunity to introduce
} / a pastel note on the
Breton Still Popular
Second in spring importance is
the Breton in a variety of different
sized rims fr'om the very small "gob"
type to the wid brimmed roller. Sit-
ting squarely on top of the -head,
these hats are, oddly enough, flatter-
ing to women of almost all types.
Here again, navy is the outstanding
favorite with black selling almost as
well, and brown, which lost favor for
a while, 'breeping back into impor-
tance. This probably because the
more sombre colors in shiny straws
harmonize most effectively w i t h
spring coats.
Modifications of more utilitarian
hat models are to be popular this
season. One pill-box hat for exam-
ple is a clse copy of the Confed-
erate soldier's cap, feminized by a
very jaunty veil, and an unexpected
bow set on the back. Similarly an-
other modish type is the bonnet cop-
ied after the Salvation Army misses'
head gear. Rubbers under the chins
and even large bows tied coyly to

around like a child learning to man-
ipulate stilts does not enhance their
W~omen spend entirely too much
time thinking about their clothes,
was another emphatic acromplaint of
the male element on the campus.
Classes are not dating bureaus and
much of the fussing and frimping
over daily attire should be reserved
for week-ends. Another budding
young sophomore asked to express
his opinion en the way campus wo-
men dressed, said, "I came to the
University from a small college and
I haven't recovered from the shock
Object To Hats
The loudest howl of all was raised
over the modern trend in hats. Men
object because they are set on the
top of the head only, because the
crowns are ridiculously fiat or
pointed or else just expensive, be-
cause the brims do (he most un-
called for things, because hats are
foolish accessories in the spring any-
way. But if Women are going to go
bareheaded, the plea is raised that
a little more originality be shown in
coiffures. Must all female heads have
a roll of curls at the back of the
For all their slanderous remarks
men are generally agreed that the
Michigan women as a whole dress
well. One experienced B.M.O.C. even
went so far as to say that they are
the best dressd group he has seen.
Another added that they are "ex-
As for formal attire nothing but
praise was given for the sophistica-
tion, charm and beauty women man-
age to acquire. It would seem that
the Michigan woman has two roles to
play, the class room hide-away and
the dashing belle of the week-end,
keep unstable if fashionable cover-
ings on th heads are some fashion
experts' interpretations of this style.
Bright Felts
'Felts in all conceivable shades are
serving as bits of bright colors in
otherwise conservative shop windows.
With copen, pink, maize, grey, can-
ary yellow, and chartreuse, in fact all
pastels, leading in favor, darker
shades are also making progress.
Deep reds and rich purples, for ex-
ample, often set off lighter dress
shades to advantage. In felts, the
chief attraction is for the medium
brim, cocked to
one side of the
head so that one
or both eyes are
With a touch
of white at the
neck of any dress
being a primary
sign of spring, a
white felt effectively finishes the
spring touch.
Pinks Are Popular
That old stand-by in warm weather
colors, pink, has been re-treated-and
brought to favor again. Pink straws,
which for some time have been con-
sidered too naive for thi iashion-
able, are now among the most noticed
in the Paris models. Blue and pink,
harkening back to the quaint old
days, are again combined; this time
with sophisticated success. Pink
straw faced with pastel blue, the
same fabric and color trimmed with
wee navy blue bows, and even with
small artificial flowers all flaunt this
new vogue.

Field Flowers
Will Decorate
New Necklines
Collars And Cuffs Must
Be Large And Frilly For
Spring Dresses
Don't wait for your escort to send
you flowers. Be prepared with some
of the clever imitation ones which
are so popular this season.
Carnations are taking the place of
gardenias as the most outstanding
neckline trim. They come in white,
red, and cerise, and are most realis-
tic. And have you seen the quaint
bcuquets of field flowers which are
creating such a sensation? They are
small and many-colored, and they
add a true spring touch to the single-
colcred dress. Daisies are the popu-
lar choice, when only one flower is
Patent Posies
Flowers come of almost every con-
ceivable type of material. Piquet and
patent-leather ones are the most
numerous in the shops. Patent-
leather adds a snappy note to the
tailored suit. Organdy. and dotted-
swiss are thei choice for evening
Collars and cuffs must be frilly andj
large. White and pink are the two
most outstanding colors that are

Frills For Spring
being used to contrast with plain
colored dresses.
Lace seems to be the most popular
material for spring collars. Pastel
linens and piquets are also very
good. And you can revive your large
white organdie bows, because fash-
ion decrees them popular again this
Insets of cording are a feature of
many of the white organdie collars.
Tucking in organdie and lace makes
the effect more feminine.
One outstanding collar which has
attracted much attention, is fash-
ioned on star-point lines and has
small star cut-outs in an irregular

you have n Ann bore with this three-quarter length rain
viously, you will know how essential coat.
it is to look your best in rainy weath- Vari-colored suede materials, ar
er. You will need something to cheer thin silk raincoats in any color t
you up, so why not choose some- match your costumes will be attrac
thing like the new imported rubber- tive and very popular for rainy day
ized satin raincoat. It is extremely Not only are raincoats important, bu
smart in white with black button- hats or berets that match are in de
holes and black buttons. mand. To add to the spirit of sprii
You couldn't help feeling good and printed coats and hats are bein
very well dressed in a raincoat made shown, and the conservative rail
of a leathery sort of material called proof tweed will be popular again th
Swavette, in brown with a yellow col- season.

A Word About Your


The New


BONNETS and brims are the beau-
ties that bloom this spring. In many
new straw weaves, & smart fabrics.
KNITS are the perfect springtime
fashion both for sports and street
wear. Tailored types, and soft
boucles that women love. Many
attractive colors.
AS TAILORED as any English wom-

an's favorite suit or dressy enough
to wear out to dinner.
Greene's new and impro-
each garment to its origir

ved individual service will restore
nal freshness and beauty of design






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