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SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 193'7

Woman May Choose Her Spring Suit To Fit Personality Or O

rcas ion

Material, Line,
Accessories All,
Adjust To Need
Fashions Will Fit Wants
Of Young, Older Women
For CityOrCountry
Definite 1937 Style
With the suit established as the
fashion pet of 1937, smart women
need only decide what kind of suit
to wear, for there are many new ver-
sions, to supplement the classic tail-
leur every woman must have for gen-
eral daytime wear.
"Riding coat" suits, with youthful
flaring peplums at the back and
beautifully moulded bustlines,
squared shoulders, and swinging
skirts, suggest themselves to the
woman who adores being feminine.
These are aristocratic looking when
chosen in smooth woolens, such as
duvetyn or suede-surfaces or broad-
cloth. They are extremely smart in
all black.
Suits Slenderize
Longer-coat suits, with tunics, are
especially good looking for the older
woman, and have the slenderizing
lines she prefers. Plain sleeves, cas-
ual fitted lines may also be found
in this suit, making it adaptable for
general daytime or travel wear. It
is noted in twills and other service-
able woolens, and has the same smart
look as the riding-coat suits.
Bolero jacket suits with colorful
blouses showing are . liked by the
younger fashion clientele. However,
many bolero treatments are worn
smartly by older women because they
have a slenderizing effect.
Suit Is Inde~pensable
The woman who already owns this
indispensable tailored suit costume
will arm herself with a set of fem-
inine frivolities in ruffly white neck-
wear, boutonnieres for her lapel, gay
scarfs, and other feminine fancies.
She will,' of course, also have a set
of trimly tailored accessories, includ-
ing waistcoat, Ascot scarf, plain doe-
skin or pigskin gloves and handbag.
And for variety, she will change her
personality with a gay print blouse
and other harmonizing color acces-
For travel or country wear, the
Very mannish suit is chosen, made of
typical men's-wear fabrics, in stripes
or small checks. And if the woman
wants to go "internationale" in her
smart get-up, she will choose a Brit-
ish suit, in mannish or casual tailored
styling, made in nubby tweed or
cheviot. The new woolens are soft,
so that they give a casual and more
flattering effect, rather than ex-
tremely mannish lines in these suits.
Pockets Are High
Nipped-in waistlines, slightly exag-
gerated shoulder lines, and little flar-
ing peplums, give a feminine look to
many of the new suits. These have
the high-peaked lapels, and often
single or link-button closing which
is more flattering to the figure. Pock-
ets are placed high, also getting away
from the strictly mannish styling of
classic suits.
Twills, gabardines and soft cheviots
or basket-weave woolens are used in
these suits, so that they may be trim
or more casual in appearance., And
accessories may be chosen to accent
this effect, with frilly jabots and
dainty embroidered blouses or more
casual sweaters or shirtwaists carry-
ing out the theme.
Furs Utilized
Three-piece suits, the season's fa-
vorite for practical purposes, com-
bine the tailored suit with tailored
topcoat, or the more casual suit with
swagger or semi-fitted coat. Fox col-
lars, soft lynx or wolf fur give these
casual costumes special practicality

for town or country and make them
ideal for travel wear.
Long-coat suits, with short con-
trasting jackets underneath, are an-
other version of the town-country en-
semble. These may be in reefer styl-
ing, single or double-breasted with
wide lapels, or the typical princess
line buttoning straight up to the
neckline where a gayly-colored scarf
is tied.
Cape-suits swing in the spring fa-
shion parade, selected by women who
like their casual styling. Capes this
year hang free from the shoulders
in almost severely straight lines. They
fall to the fingertips or to just above
the knees. Shorter fox-trimmed
capes are high fashion and dressy.
enough to go to afternoon functions.
Foxes Are Worn
Separate foxes are the smart thing.
to wear with the spring suit. Silver
for scarfs, in one and two-skin
lengths bring glamor to any suit;
while for color effect, the red fox or
cross fox is a smart choice and may*
be worn with black, brown or navy.
Stoles, revived from Grandma's
day, are noted with extremely chic
suit costumes, in stone martens or'
even sables. Capes, short and with a
fashion flair all their own, are again
high fashion. Capes of silver fox,
cross fox, or the many flat furs, will

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Velvet Collar Is New This Season

Frilly Ruffles,
Gilets Decreed

Tyrolian and Dirndl
Found On Campus

Tunic-Length Jacket

Boih the dirndl and Tyrolean in-I
For Neckwear fluences may be seen on the dresses
on campus. Representative of these
White And Frothy Ja~botSisa dressy black crepe with the
ja~otsdirndl print arcound the edge of a
Bequeathed By Gay 90's Tyrolean bolero. A matching print
sash ties around the waist.
To Set Off Dark Suits 1 The dirndl is also present in a
one-piece outfit, having a plain dark'
If you're going feminine with a silk skirt, the bodice embroidered
lot of us, you may express your long- with flowers.
suppressed wishes in the frilliest of Another outstanding dress in the
neckwear, for this is the fashion of Tyrolean bolero style is a black rrepe,
completely covered by entwining
1937. On the other hand, if you re- cords of white braid. The skirt is
quire severe simplicity to set off your very full.
charms, you'll be equally smart this Woolens with embroidery are also
year. popular for street wear. One two-
From Rembrandt's period, from piece grayish blue crash shown in the
the southern belles of "Gone With stores is especially attractive. The
the Wind" fame, and from the gay simple neckline can be seen under
nineties come dainty embroidered the short-sleeved jacket.

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'Swing' Invades The
Afternoon Skirts
Very smart and with the full swing
skirt of the latest formal and dinner
dresses, the 1937 afternoon dress
makes its spring debut with new col-
ors, new hilhouettes and new trim-
Paris fashions show a dress in
Pervanche blue crepe, with a short,
attached bolero jacket that has a
dyed lingerie trim. The neckline
of the dress itself is gathered.
Huge, splotchy flowers in vivid
shades cover the black background
of a chiffon frock that has yards
and yards of "swing" skirt. A black
velvet bow ties beneath the Peter'
Pan collar and long streamers of
the velvet extend from the bow to
the hem of the dress. Black velvet
is also used for the belt. The gown
is dressy enough to wear to any
informal affair.
There are prints galore in any
shop's collection of afternoon dresses,
mcst of which either have jackets
with them or short woolen swagger or
redingotes over them.
The usefulness of a silly print of
small red and white flowers on a
navy blue background is doubled
when it is ensembled with a navy
blue fine woolen swagger coat.

and lace trimmed neckwear that
gives a frothy whiteness about the
throat, in striking contrast to the
dark spring suit. High necklines con-E
tinue for neckwear and gilets worn
with suits, although many new V-
necks are also seen with frilly jabots
and ruffles.j
Shirts Are Smart
With beige and gray suits, dark
neckwear is often preferred, in black
linen, ruffled organdie or sheers.
Plain shirts are especially smart in
dark colors, worn with a brilliant
brooch instead of a tie, and giving a
neat appearance to the semi-tailored
suit. Dark shirts are often topped
with striking white waistcoats or
vests of white pique or linen, a fash-
ion which became famous in southern
resorts this year. A matching white
bow tie is used to set off the dark
shirt collar.
Dark lace or net, too, gives the
right touch to the light suit, and may
be chosen in high, frilly or tailored
neckwear. Crepe or satin may be'
worn with other suits, and is very
practical as well as smart. Navy,
with gray suits; black with beige
suits; or brown with either gray or
beige, is fashion's color formula. For
those who dare to be different, Cor-
onation red or blue or a tawny yel-
low gives color contrast to the suit.
Scarfs Are Prominent
Borrowing from Dalmatia and the
Tyrol, or from our own American
Indians, or even Old Mexico, we find
new embroidered trimmings on neck-
wear for street suits or sports en-
sembles. Gala color combinations
on whiteor .beige blouses give a live-
ly accent to the neckline.
Scarfs, too, find a prominent place'
in neckwear fashions for suits. Per-
sian scarfs, bright Scottish plaids,
peasant prints, and modernistic de-
signs-all in a lively assortment of
colors-are worn in kerchiefs or long
Ascot scarfs, and tucked neatly into
the front of waist coat or jacket.
While white or dark neckwear is
the rule for spring, another method.
of achieving smartness is by blend-
ing the color of neckwear and suit.
Thus, beige suits with a fleck of
brown in the tweed, are often worn
with brown neckwear combining
these two colors. The monotone
ensemble, which promises to become
smarter this year, gives many in-
teresting chances for color blending.

Capes are the smartest thing for
dressed-up college students. A cape
ensemble makes a very practical
outfit for off-campus purposes. A
simple beige wool dress with in-
tr icate applique braid at the neck
is a very suitable garment to be worn.
under a matching finger tip length

This tunic is a change from the
many shorter jackets to be worn
this spring. Its lines are flattering
to almost every figure.




It's the Loveliest Tile of the Year at 'Our Store !
Everything Is So New and So Lovely and Colorful!
We Extend You a Hearty Invitation
Large New York Shipments Arrive Twice Daily.






Huge buttons, wide shoulders and peplum are typical of this season's
two-piece suit. The velvet collar of contrasting color brightens mono-
tone of the tweed fabric.
'Put Your Best Foot Forward' Is
New Motto For Spring Footwear
Established in fashion circles last fits. Navy is a sty.le color for Easter
year, the colored shoe puts a smart I and later wear.
foot forward for Spring 1937. Fabrics, especially gabardine, and
'shoe-no more the new dyed suedes give texture in-
But it is a changedwshar-er mhoe terest to spring shoes and help in en-
blatant colors. The new darker shoe sembling the correct wardrobe.
colors are beautifully styled to blend Boot styles continue important, but
or contrast with the rich colors of many low cut pumps and sandals are
this season's costume. newer looking. Wrap-around styles,
Smart women have discovered that with bootie lines, are smart also.
one or two colored accessories give Sandals promise to be leaders in
decided chic to the ensemble. Last day or evening. Wide straps in hi-
year's mode for many colored acces- built lines as well as low cut open
sories is passe. This no doubt ex- work sandals are worn, and fit and
plains the popularity of the colored 'look better in the newer 1937 styles.
fabric or leather shoes of this season. Lower heels appear throughout the
They are matched with handbags or mode, especially in spectator and
gloves, to give just the right color novelty sports shoes.
accent to the smart ensemble.
Gray or beige suede is high fashion
and worn for either sports or dressy COLORS DOMINATE
occasions. Colored patent shoes for The change from winter to spring
street wear are smart in darker tones. is evidehced in the materials, colors
Coronation red is much seen in these and styling of new formals for din-
new, patent shoes, also navy blue. ner and dancing. The advent of
Patent sandals in vivid line or high warm weather facilitates the wearing
pastel give new glamour to afternoon of filmy chiffons, nets, and other
and evening costume. light-weight fabrics. Pastel shades
Black patent trimmed in red or are likewise becoming appropriate,
bright colored stitchings and pipings and prints are increasingly important
is effective for many day-long out- in the collections of formals.
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H-iE 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, comparison will prove our values better.
Those things which are not available in traveling style shows, are your here every day
in the year. Our bid for your patronage is based on VALUE, SERVICE, STYLE and

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Go Straight
To Your Head

What are the New
Just as spring turns the corner, feminine fancies turn
to clothes. The all-important question is "What's
New?" Those who want authentic answers are com-
ing straight to us.
We know that cape suits are new, and we have
them. We know that Paris adores the mnahnish
tailleur, and we include every good version. We
know the dozen and one things that are para-
mount to know. Most of all we know your needs ...
the kind of clothes you want for every occasion,
and it is those fashions you will fiind waiting for
you, at prices you are always pleased to pay.


Tailored Topper Sports
Hats with a difference.
Military Pill-Boxes glor-
ified by Patou. Poke-
Bonnets by Descat.


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