FRIDAY, MAIRCII 20, 1936
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Each For Himself
It ay be the wise thing tin golfing
ht Pastels For in the early spring, to go out with
Brightseveral sweaters and jackets on. As
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Sweaters this spring are in bright
For informal dinner dancing dur- pastels. Aquamarine heads the list,
ing the warmer months of the second coral being more popular than ever.
semester, many attractive dresses are Close on their heels are powder blue
being shown in our local shops. Gray and lipstick red. Soft, fine wools like
pink and navy blue are the predoni- angora and cashmere are more in the
vo1t u tha ,ithev ha biee hPn in many
ou w alin' uLIP to the game, remove
garmentL. Play the first four holes,
emove a sweater, and so on.
Styles Are Kaleidoscopic;
No Definite Trends Being
High Shoulders Is
One Spring Trend
Taffeta Petticoats, Straight
Or Full Skirts, Bias Or
Not, Depends On You
By FLORENCE H. DAVIES
"Individuality running wild" is the
theme used by designers in creating
the new spring clothes which have
virtually swamped the stores in a
blaze of color. There is no particular
trend being featured; 1936 has cre-
ated her own styles and they are
In making a selection, then, wheth-
er it be a suit for campus, an after-
noon tea dress, a striking gown for
the Union or League or even a formal,
consider only what seems to suit your
own personality and play that up to
its fullest extent.
High Shoulders Favored
Specifically, here are opportunities
for individual selection. High-shoul-
dered Filipino sleeves with square
folded fulness are smart; but then,
again, so are feminine capes with
sloping shoulders. On the whole, it
would seem that designers tend some-
what to feature the high shoulder.
Piguet, for instance, favors peaked
shoulders, which, believe it or not,
rise nearly to the ears. Vionnet seems.
to prefer folds or gathers; Jean Patou,
the raglan cut. Alix gathers sleeves
in back of the arm seams; Maggy
Rouff, in front of the arm seam.
Lanvin catches these in an amazing
hooped manner, Molyneux's sleeves
following the sloping style.
Straight skirts, as well as volumi-
nous circular ones, are being shown.
Taffeta petticoats have a way of
making full skirts stand out smartly.
Net and organdie evening skirts may
be stiffened with cording. Others
are made up on the bias or along
slim, straight lines. Length of skirt,
likewise, depends on the individual,
although the general trend is toward
As to waist-lines, they are mostly
high. The high effect, however, can
be achieved in a variety of ways.
Some skirts are continued above the
belt;nsome tend toward Empire lines
for evening and bust-line yokes for
day. One clever way of creating
height of waist-line is to feature a
yoke of a contrasting color. Chinese
tunics lend height in a way all
And speaking of tunics, they are
destined to play an important role
this season. Forms of the tunic, how-
ever, are interpreted in many differ-
ent ways. Tunics by Maggy Rouff
have cossack flares, long sleeves, high
necks and tight bodices. Mainbocher
is designing them with full ballet
skirts. Some others are tailored
straight with, perhaps, a slight flare.
Pleats must not be neglected in the
mad scramble for originality. Pin-
pleats are favored and come pressed
so tightly together that they may
be mistaken for crinkled crepe. En-
tire dresses and even coats are made
up of them. Accordion pleats set off
blouses to advantage; box pleats are
used to give fullness to skirts.
Flared And Tailored
Here's the news in jackets. At one
extreme they are brought out in
great flares, circular or pleated, be-
low the yokes-length of sleeve to the
knuckles. At the other extreme, they
are nicely tailored, some curved up in
back and down in front like waist
coats and fitted so snugly as to reveal
every slender curve. Box jackets and
boleros still linger. By the way, the
smartest thing one can do these days,
it seems, is to button a jacket on
Now for a word about color. Gray
isnholding the spotlights, followed by
an array of black, blue, almond, cy-
clamin, pink and turquoise. White,
too, is everywhere. Prints are very
good and are being covered up by a
multitude of distinctive designs-
frnm.,. , ,'nrlrlitin.jfmatoh'1reauins.
A new Spring ensemble this year
means not merely a nastily-matched
group of accessories. Manufacturers
and designers, being definitely suit-
minded, have created a new style,
neither suit nor dress, which prom-
ises to be as popular as it is practical
For instance, a smooth woolen
dress, beautifully tailored, is matched
by a swagger coat lined with dotted
taffeta. The dress snows the Chinese
influence by its tiny upstanding col-
lar and a row of shiny clips down the
front. Another outfit shown in a
local shop is fashioned of thin gray
woolen, the only ornamentation being
a row of outwork around the neck.
The coat, of the gray, features the
popular full shoulders and swagger
The extra-smart print and plain
combination is shown to best advan-
tage in an ensemble formed of a
dark skirt with print top, its soft
ruffled collar rippling down the front.
The plain jacket is lined and faced
with the print and may be reversed
to form a more gay, striking effect.
The redingote, a perennial fashion,
is even better than ever this season.
A dress of colorful print, with a tiny
figure, emphasizes such fashion points
as the smaller waist and pleated skirt.
A wide swath of the material is tied
in a soft bow at the neck. A flecked
wool coat with puffed-out shoulders is
tightly belted but left unfastened
down the front to reveal the dress be-
neath. The tiny hat of the print is
topped by a disk of wool to match the
The ever-popular navy blue and
white combinations are charming in
tailored dresses with three-quarter or
elbow-length sleeves. A frock that
looks especially smart is of plain navy
blue with short sleeves and wide cuffs.
It is trimmed with white grosgrain,
a panel of which runs all the way
down the front, and has a little collar
of the same material with a perky
bow in front. Pearl-gray frocks will
also be popular this spring, and many
of them are now being shown.
Plaid taffeta blouses over dark
skirts will make attractive informal
attire for spring. They have full,
leg-o-mutton sleeves and long, gath-
ered peplums. Pert little collars with
contrasting bows set off the colors.
Gay prints ire irresistible for their
cool, fresh appearance. Some of them
have dozens of pleats in the skirt,
and deftly-handled pique trimming
gives them the appearance of a suit.
VEILS SOFTEN BRIMS
Veils are much in the vogue this
year and are being employed pri-
marily to soften brims.
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As to neckline, boat necks are
smart and are found on both car-
digan and plain sweaters. Costume
jewelry may be worn with them most
successfully. Another good-looking
neckline is achieved by a little round
collar. The style to wear with a
strictly sports costume is a new rib-
bed cotton knit, absolutely plain,
made in pastels only.
A novelty note is introduced by the
tyrolean sweaters, which come in
bright tones embroidered with dif-
ferent colored flowers. They are made
in a vest style and are intended to be
worn over blouses. On a model was
a bright yellow sweater embroidered
with little red and green flowers, and
worn over a brown linen blouse.
Knitted suits are enthusiastically
received this sprirng. Angora en-
sembles are even more popular than
boucles. These angora suits are made
on the same priciple as the sweaters,
simple in style, almost plain, with the
emphasis on the color and texture.
They are guaranteed not to wrinkle,
sag, shrink or stretch, but .they will
* Gazelle - for Blue and
Grey. ..Natural Lace for Beige
and Grey. . . Powder Blue for
Blues ... Beach Tan - a safe
choice . . . Symphony for
300-A South State St.
This illustration shows the trends in bright scarfs, berets, gloves,
belts and monogrammed bags whhich will be popular during the
coming season. Plaids and novelty jewelry will also be featured.
Designers Feature New Trend
In Serviceable Beach Clothes
Gone are the days of fluffy, frilly circling the waist and lacing up the
beach wear. This year simple tailored front.
things are being featured, with the Two ideas first brought out last
imaginations of the designer expended winter which gained much popular-
upon bright colors and serviceable ity are chintz bathing suits, one of
outfits. g which uses Schiaparelli's glazed
Rubber suits are tougher and less chintz newspaper 1i:Int, and the
apt to rip because of a new process South Sea sarong skirt. One designer
which is being used in their manu- shows the latter made so that it
facture. One dark blue suit has I may also be used as ashcape.
trunks whose pleats are guaranteed Beach coats may be long or short,
to stay in place. A black silk suit has swagger or fitted. Fitted coats usu-
a tyicornered insert over the dia- ally have a cowl attached. One which
phragm, giving a flat sash effect to is being shown is blue with a cowl,
the woman who wishes to conceal and another white coat without a
her plumpness. White French jer- hood is worn with a peasant scarft
sey is used in a beach-lounging suit tied under the chin to keep the
which has scarlet and blue bands hair smooth.
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HE DAILY RECEIPT of New Fashions from New York to us offers you
a continuous panoramic "Style Show" -not garments made especially for show pur-
poses - but rather the creations of artists in the fashion centers, whose efforts produce
the lovely things that Michigan women demand.
Besides the individuality you enjoy here, a casual comparison will prove our
values better. Those things which are not available in traveling style shows, are yours
here every day in the year. Our bid for your patronage is based on VALUE, SERVICE,
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