THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUN1DAY, MARCH 14, 1931
British Mode Adopted By
America; New Clothes
Tailored And Sporty
Because we're going definitely
"British" by daytime, the smart wom-
an will want at least one "casual"
costume which she can motor in,
travel in, or knock-about in generally
all day long. It's a British fashion,
the stores tell us, but America has
softened it an'd made it much more
flattering and wearable.
Perhaps it grew out of the sports
mode, launched by American women
for the whole world, but this new
casual mode is surely here to stay.
It takes in the whole group of semi-
tailored suits, semi-swagger coats,
semi-sports frocks. It's neither sporty
nor tailored, yet the casual clothes
are so styled that they may be worn
In soft woolens, and woven silks,
or plainer prints, the casual frocks of
this spring are recommended for
many daytime occasions. Shirtmaker
in feeling, or two-piece, they borrow
just enough of the feminine or dressy
touch to be flattering, they have little
collars, often plain sleeves, and are
almost always belted, and trimmed
with cordings, tuckings, slight gath-
ers or dashing touches of embroidery
bands of color.
The new shorter length of sports
and swagger coats is also applied to
the casual coats. But these are fre-
gently belted. In the %tht length,
however, they are more practical, or
even full length. Some of them are
unbelted and have semi-swagger full-
ness, or straight box lines. Others
are semi-fitted, with a hint of the
princess line to make them a bit
Casual woolens, in the hairy sur-
face basket-weaves, soft fleeces, che-
viots, or even the new twills, are
chosen for these all-round coats. And
the colors are usually neutral so that
they go with the costumes. Beige is
arfavorite, but gray, navy and black
are also seen.
With so much attention given to
the classic tailleur for spring, stores
tells us the smart woman is shopping
about for "something different," and
finding her "extra" suit in casual
styling. They may combine coat and
dress, or coat and skirt. Three-piece
models are also seen. Again, the
styling is neither sporty nor tailored,
and when chosen in one of the softer
woolens such a suit may be "dressed
up" so that it is appropriate for Sun-
day or afternoon wear in town. Sep-
arate furs, especially colorful new
cross-foxes and red-foxes, are worn
with this suit. A few models will be
found with soft fox or wolf collars
of their own.
Skirts Are Straighter
Skirts are along the straighter lines
whether softly gored, or made in
more tailored fashion. Pockets add
a decorative touch, and leather belts
may brighten up the entire costume.
In fact, a dash of color in accessories
is often used to dress up the casual
suit, whether it be a printed blouse,
or a bright patent leather bag and
a gay little felt hat.
Tliree- Pie~-e Suits Enhan~fce Wa rdrobe
Brilliant Formal Evening Wraps
Created. To Repla e Dark Velvet
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The weather may be hot-the wea-,
ther may be cold-but whatever the1
temperature, it's still March and
we're well into the Spring season as
far as clothes are concerned. It's
time for molting-get rid of that
wintry dark velvet covering that
you've been wearing of evenings, and
emerge a brilliant creation of pastel
color in one of the new wraps that
are starting to come into the local.
If you're a conservative in clothes
and are afraid of rushing the season,
you may be glad to know that furless
velvet wraps are still being shown
and can be worn for some time yet
-but if you're buying a new wrap,
you'll want one made of the new
materials and colors.
Wrap Falls To Knees
A pink silk bengaline wrap is about
knee length. It is double breasted
and fastens with two white buttons.
The attractive feature about this
model is that it can be, worn as an
afternoon coat as well as an evening
Another coat made in the same
style is of white duvetyn. It has
rather full shoulders, and hangs
loosely. It, too, is double breasted,
and closes with buttons. A flat collar
finishes the neckline.
A wrap that would be especially
enjoyable when the evenings become
quite warm, is a waist-length cape
of brocaded white satin. It buttons
at the throat under a flat collar.
Designed To Match
Fashion designers have made many
a wrap to match the particular for-
mal with which it is to be worn. One
of these is made of thin black jersey.
It is to be worn over a green and
yellow chiffon dress and is lined with
the chiffon of the dress.
A startling floor length wrap is
made in three huge sections-one
blue, one yellow, one red. Another
double-duty coat-the kind that can
be used for afternoon wear as well as
evening-is made of white gabardine.
It has a small black collar and black
buttons down the front.
Women Should Choose
Hose With Great Care,
Women are becoming more and
more leg conscious.
Hose should be selected as care-
fully as shades of rouge or lipstick
with emphasis on matching natural
swing tones, and selecting the ap-
propriate weight of stockings for in
my opinion the appearance of any
woman can be improved 80 per cent
by correct choice of shade and weight
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Whether fur-trimmed or plain, the three-piece suit is always prac-
tical. The top-coats, either of tailored or dressmaker lines, are casually
to go traveling through the summer
it is a grand thought to plan it along
these casual lines. For then it may
go to the country or to the city with
equal air of smartness.
Mixed Tweeds Good Choice
The more practical neutral or
mixed tweeds are an excellent choice,
but many women are choosing mono-
tone woolens in twill weaves, we are
told at the stores. In untrimmed
models stitchings add interest, pock-
ets and buttons in odd shapes and
sizes give new details, and sleeves
which are fairly wide are chosen to
be worn over suits or sweaters as well
In most cases, the casual wardrobe
finds its "pep" treatment in the use
of a bright touch of color in acces-
sories. The very femininetacces-
sories are not usually worn with this
blouses in plain dark colors and
sweaters with a definite blouse styl-
ing are always appropriate.
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and their colors
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that you'll want
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