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Spring Suits Show Great

ariety Of Style




Easter Parade
Favorite Color
Is Chartreuse
Lip-Stick Red And Green
Vie With Navy Blue
In Colors For Spring
It takes more than a few snow
flakes and zero temperatures to keep
the maidens from trouping down to
campus town for new spring outfits.
Perhaps they are trying to persuade
themselves that with a little pressure
weather will have a change of heart.
zAnyway, the windows of the stores
are filled with new delightful wear-
ing apparel, tempting all young
things who like color and style. And
speaking of colors, that is the pass-
word in the fashion world this
spring. Color, color, and more of it
You an combine just about any
two shades and have the latest style.
Chartreuse Is Popular
The favorites for color experimen-
tation have been two-pieced suits,
particularly those with the short
jackets. Chartreuse has really swept
the' color field and in suits has be-
come the shiningest of all. One such
suit has the chartreuse skirt, gored
and very plain. The jacket is plaid.
The background is chartreuse and
stripes oflavender, blue and cherry
red, all very soft, stand out. It is
collarlessvand has asround neck. The
pockets are high and button on to
the jacket. The buttons going dwri
the front and on the pocket are char-
treuse. A cherry red pull-over
sweater, matching the red stripe, is
shown with the suit.
Lipstick Red Is New
Lip-stick red is making quite a
splash this season too and forms the
background of another suit. The
skirt is of this new red and has three
pleats in front and three in back. The
jacket is checked with lipstick red,
yellow, green and blue. The collar is
pointed and turned back, and the
shoulders are padded. Navy blue
buttons fasten the jacket. The two
low pockets have flaps.:
Deep-blue is always popular and
forms the main, color of many a sit
this spring. One in this shade is the
dress-maker, collarless with a round
neck. It can be worn with or with-
out a belt. Matching buttons fasten
down the front. The vest-like pock-
ets are high on the jacket. The skirt
has two pleats in front 'and three in
Collarless Fuschia Suits
Fuschia is another favorite. A suit
in this color is also collarless but has
a pointed neckline. Two pockets but-
ton on to the top of the jacket. The
skirt is gored.
Chocolate brown, while not a new
color, finds favor with many. .This
shade is used for the skirt of a suit,
which is very plain. The jacket is
plaid, with 'yellow, red, brown, creme
and white. It is fitted, has a point-
ed turned-back collar and a single
button at the waist.
Black Dressmaker Suits
Or if you like black, which is ever-
smart, you will very much approve
of a dressmaker suit in black. The
neckline is round and there is no
collar. Black buttons go down the
front. The pockets, low on the jack-
et, have flaps. The skirt has two
pleats in front, and none in the back.
An ascot of different shades of lav-
ender stripes completes the costume.
Teal-blue carries over from fall
to spring, and is still very popular. A
suit is this shade, too, is a dressmak-;
er. Two sets of buttons in matching

Cheery Spring Suit


Particularly proper for campus
'wear is the two-piece suit which
may be worn- with or'without
blouses. Navy blue, rose, chartreuse
and mustard yellow are favorite
colors for this suit which has 'a
flared skirt and buttoned jacket.
fColoQred Sweaters
And Skirts Show
Accent Of Spring
Latest developments in the skirt
and sweater world are in color and
combination of color for the spring
shades are temptingly frivolous and
The softest shades are combinations
of dusty pink and rose or of lilac and
cyclamen. In each individual color
there are tones which may be com-
bined in light sweater and darker
The blues are represented by pow-
der blue with bright navy as a con-
trast, while the greens are in shades
of chartreuse and lime. Combinations
of the greens and lilacs are especially
popular. Gold or japonica; the new
rust, in skirt or sweater with these
shades is also a favorite. Pinks and
blues are .combined for a baby-doll
color go down the front. Gros-grain
ribbon forms a binding around the
neck of the jacket and also down the
front. There are four pockets two
at the bottom of the jacket and two
higher. From these little darts run.
The skirt is pleated all the way
Beige Reefer Is Smart
Reefer suits serve a double pur-
pose, as the coats can be worn sep-
arately. Beige is smart always and
a reefer suit in this shade' is strik-,
ing. One of these has a plain gored
skirt, and a reefer coat with padded
shoulders. A brown flower is on one
of the lapels. A brown chiffon scarf,
is worn with the outfit.-
And so with all these attractive
suits at your disposal in our campus
shops we know you will have a very
colorful and happy spring.

New Spring Skirts
Are Pleated, Flared
Skirts have taken on a flare this
season, or else they come in inch and
a half wide pleats the circumference
of the skirt. These models are being
shown particularly in plain colors.
Stripes have been used effectively
in single or double pleated skirts as
well as in the accordian pleated
style. One model has quarter inch
stripes of lipstick red, lilac, and char-
treuse on a neutral blue background,
and is worn with a chartreuse sweat-
Another model is in lavender and
purple plaid to be worn with a sweater
matching one of the tones in the
An unusual treatment of pleats
this year is the lining of the fold with
a lighter tone. This is effectively
used on a steel gray model with dove
toned pleats.
Skirts are also being made with
looped waistlines to wear leather
belts over blouses.
Formal Wraps
Are Gay Touch
Soft Pink Wool And White
Sharkskin Are Popular
There comes a time in the life of
every young woman when the thought
of wearing a wintery black velvet wrap
over a new spring formal is enough
to cast a shadow over the most excit-
ing of fraternity formals. This spring's
evening wraps are sure fire gloom lift-
Red Trims Pink Wool
One of the prettiest of the new
wraps is made of soft pink wool. The
fitted bodice is accented by a row of
red buttons marching down from the
collarless neckline to the fitted waist.
The skirt of this unusual wrap shows
the Tyrolean influence, for it is gath-
ered into graceful folds. A red ascot
lends a final note to this wrap.
A practical and very smart wrap
is fashioned of heavy bengaline. It
follows the lines of your favorite
reefer to some extent, for it has
pointed reveers and a slim, fitted, two
buttoned waist. The tremendous skirt
serves to accentuate the small waist-
line. The shoulders are puffed, and
the sleeves are long and fitted. This
wrap may be obtained in navy, black
and white.
White Sharkskin Worn
The perennial favorite, white shark-
skin, will be worn later in the sea-
son, but already many of the larger
shops are featuring it. One especially
attractive wrap made of this fabric
is very short and full. The back full-
ness is achieved by the use of triple
pleats, while the front is simple and
straight. This wrap is a joy to the
woman who makes her wardrobe
perform double duty, for worn over
a simple black formal it becomes
an ultra smart dinner dress.
For the individualist who delights
in the unusual, one French designer
is showing a pink anid olive satin
velvet cape. Pink satin ruching edges
Beer Jackets In Design
One Ann Arbor shop is featuring
wool wraps that promise to become
campus favorites. They are made of
a soft, piled wool and resemble our
old friend the beer jacket in de-
sign. They are short, and rather full,
and are so well tailored that they
may be worn as daytime jackets also.
These new wraps may be obtained in
a variety of ,lovely spring shades,
such as hyacinth blue, cyclomen, soft
gray, rose, eggshell and white.

Fashion Says Tnu
For Hand-Ma
Chiffon, Voile, Organdy
Will Add Spring Touch
To Tailored Wool Suits
True femninity is the goal of every
girl and she has an aid this spring in
the fluffy blouses being shown every-
where. Organdy, dimity voile and
many other materials go into these
ultra-girlish additions to the ward-
Blouses Are Hand-Made
Hand-made blouses are very soft
and go vwell with two-pieced suits or
the highly colored skirts. One of
these hand-made blouses is in voile
i, <W
and has a frill down the front with
tiny pearl buttons tucked in the frill.
The cuffs and collar have borders
of hand-made Irish lace.
Organdy, on the other hand, is very
crisp and makes you look as though
you just came out of a band box.
Frills adorn these too. One of these
has pearl buttons down the middle
of the frill, and tucks at the shoul-
ders. The cuffs are guaranteed not
to be too loose as they have two very
smeall pearl buttons which fasten the
sleeves tightly.
'Little Audrey' Blouse
"Little Audrey" has her name tag-
ged on to a very "cute" organdy
Dinner Dress Reveals
Influence Of Gypsies
Gypsy influence is strongly felt
in the new styles for dressy dinner
occasions this season. One gown show-
ing this novel fashion trend has a
vivid print skirt on a chartreuse
background. The chartreuse blouse
has a simple round neck, tiny buttons
across the shoulders and the new long
sleeves which are tight at the wrists.
A scarlet sash adds to the gypsy-like
appearance of the dress. Another'
gown fashioned after the gypsy's love
of brilliant colors has a striped multi-
colored wide skirt of taffeta with a
matching sash. The fuchsia blouse of
chiffon is long-sleeved with round


blouse. The collar and the cuffs of
the puffed sleeves have tatting as
borders. It has a tucked insert on
the front. At the neck is a small
black velvet bow.
Chiffon is very soft and lovely. A
chartreuse or lavender blouse of this
material has lace bands down a panel
on the center of the blouse and
around the collar and the cuffs.
White Crepe Is Tailored
Paper taffeta with a white back-
ground and tiny flowers of different
colors is smart. There is a little band
of the material around the neck and
down the front. It fastens invisibly.I
The sleeves are puffed.
Perhaps you want something more
tailored. Then you will like this
white crepe blouse. It has no collar
but has a tiny bow at the neck and
pearl buttons down the front. It is
tucked at the bodice and has straight
short sleeves.
Short Skirts Make
Hlosiery Important
In Wardrobe Rdole
In a "long-legged" season with
skirts just below the knee and an
appalling distance between hemline
and shoe, hosiery receives a greater
emphasis than ever in the spring en-
The smart way to buy stockings is
for the time of day. Instead of whole-
sale lots for all times, two-thread is
recommended for evening wear with
dancing slippers, three-thread for af-
ternoon with pumps or sandals, and
.four-thread for street and business,
with daytime shoes.
Reddish tones in spring hosiery
styles have softened into golden
shades to blend with the brilliant col-
ors of the rest of milady's costume.
The new japonica shade as the basic
color in your wardrobe calls for a
more neutral brown tone, while bright
navy or powder blue are set off bys
the redder shades of pumpkin or red
The unusual in hosiery is found in
the shading of the stocking from a
neutral tone in front to a dark shade
in back. Although they look striped in
the box, they give the desired effect
when worn. Lacy weaves and net hose
are also popular for variety in after-
noon and evening wear.

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de Cotton Blouses

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Sandal Styles
Are Featured
Multicolored Kid Boots Vie
With Bull-Dog Toe Type
And Old Classic Slippers
Although the weather man insists
upon predicting more snow for Ann
Arbor, that is no reason to believe
that Spring isn't here. Indeed, the
First Robin has been seen, and Paris
designers are again coming forthl
with their very strange brain storms.
Models Are Surprisingt
But even evening sandals couldn'tI
escape the eyes of Paris; and some of
the latest -models are worthy of, if not1
sincere admiration,' at least surprise.i
One designer favors high evening
boots, one pair, striped in pastel
multicolored kid, and buttons to the
ankle with five tiny mother-of-pearl{
muttons. Another vertically striped
boot is cut on the lines of the old-,
fashioned gaiter. This model comes
in shocking-pink kid combined with.
black kid.
Another style is a bedroom-slipper.
boot, the idea coming from the sloppy
cabinet slipper. One pair to be noted
is of blue kid embroidered with blue,
metal and silver thread trimmed withl
scallops at the, front. Vogue calls
them "fetching."
Ruffled Garter Sandal
Another sandal inspired by elastici
garters is one of wide pink kid bandso
trimmed with ruffles. These models
along with those of this winter have
all been toeless. However, for those
who feel that this type is not flatter-
ing, there is the "bull-dog toe," a
turned-up tip which looks most at-
tractive on a strapless shoe of mauve
antelope, trimmed with mauve kid.
Another designer adapts the boot-
style by using wide bands of blue
kid, piped in gold, to tie around the
ankle. She makes the heels out of
three gold balls, extending them un-
der the instep.
Satin Tints For Pastels
However, these styles are strictly
Parisian, styles which only the more
daring women on campus would wear
to some of the dances coming in the
future . . . Slide Rule, Crease, New-
man Club Dance, and initiation for-
mals. The most comfortable style
and the most attractive is the low
heeled, toeless, and heelless sandal
in either gold or silver kid.
Now that pastel dresses are being

Handkerchiefs Are
Colored To Match
New Spring Outfits
Handkerchiefs, like the poor, are
always with us, but it is some con-
solation to know that even this pro-
saic detail of our costume can be
ornamental as well as useful.
The classic white square of fine
linen with the owner's initial in one
corner, in color or white, is always in
good taste and has the advantage of
going with every color and occasion
Or you may prefer to use a handker-
chief of solid color in one of the new
Easter Egg shades to match your
latest spring outfit.
For those of less conservative
taste, there are any number of gay
prints in large patterns as well as in
dainty all-over prints. Novelty hand-
cies with all variety of small felt
figures on them are also popular.
worn, the tinted satin sandals in the
same style are very popular. One ver-
sion features a braided satin, and
yet another combines paisley bro-
cade with satin and white kid.
Crossed straps in different patterns
add to the variety of such sandals.
Platform soles in gold complement
the white or tinted crepe straps.
Sandals Are Typical
But whether one feels daring en-
ough to appear in striped boots or
prefers to be smartly conservative
in classic sandals, it is all a matter
of opinion. Evening sandals at Ann
Arbor will probably still look like
evening sandals, despite the spring
efforts of some mad designers.




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