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PAGE FOUTE1VIN

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

WiflNTDAt. APR30, 4;1941

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Sailors Are High And Dry Inland
With Stars, Braid And Middies

By BARBARA DE F1UES
If you want to be aquatic, patri-
otic, exotic, and comfortable all at
the same time, keep an eye on the
sailor trend-it's going to storm many
a wardrobe this summer.
Casual date dresses with striped
skirts, typical square sailor collars
and sharp star buttons are presented
in 'the nation's colors of red, white
and blue. Other dresses are adorned
with long, full, middie ties of navy,
often splashed with stars and stripes.
Class room dresses of pale blue
with several white stripes on the
bands of the full, 4ong sleeves, and
a red middie tie setting off the huge
sailor collar are being seen on cam-
pus everywhere.
Loose sport shirts of white cotton,
with dark stripes on the short sleeves
and collar are being worn with every-
thing from tailored skirts to comfort-
able shorts and slacks.
Sailors Go Sophisticated
Even the most sophisticated for-
mals are displaying the popular sailor
type. A simple white dress, cut lcw
in the front with the collar sweep-
ing broadly over the shoulder into a
sailor square lookA becoming with or
without a navy jacket. Jackets worn
with this type of formal usually have
stripes on the sleeves which match
the stripes bordering the collar.
Sailor slack suits are the height of
this trend's perfection.: Very pert
are those young ladies who adorn the
beaches in white rayon fabric woven
outfits of trousers and loose coats
with a navymiddiesprinkled with
white polka dots.
Or if you want to look trim and
business like, climb into an admiral
slack suit which for all the world
looks identical to an admiral's out-
fit. These come in navy blue with
white buttons and two white stripes
around the cuff of the fitted coat's
sleeves. A soft, white scarf to hug
the throat completes the costume.
If you're planning a bit of strenu-
ous work like sailing a boat this sum-
mer, authorities recommend a one-
piece fatigue suit cut along the lines
of a deckswabber's garb. Or on the
port side, a two-piece tailored suit.
Both styles have impressive white
naval insignias on the pockets and
are made out of nautical sea-blue
sanforized chambray.
Sailors Beware!!
Now for the swimming angle of
this summer's wardrobe. Sailor be-
ware of the latest mode of swimming
suits. It's knitted 'with mercerized
cotton for strength and rayqn for
beauty, with a genuine middle collar
squared with braid and stars.
Hats, too, spell class. Try a pique
sailor beret a la Donald Duck with
a red, white and blue head-band or
a shove-back felt beret, clapped on

Shirt-Waists,
Dir-ndis, Are
Style Extremes
South Sea Islands Prints Make
Gay Floral Splashes On Skirts;
South America ,s Influence
By FRANCES ROGERS
"Anything and everything" is the

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Hat this sunmer bid fair to lure
this hatless generation of ours out of
their aversion to that bit of wearing

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apparel most conducive to womanly
charm.
Sun hats, beach hats, garden hats,
hats with big brims, little brims, or
no brim at all are lining the shelves

Novel Summer Hats Threaten

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es for this summer. Not for many
years has there been such a diversi-
fied array. Styles range from severe
shirt-waists to flippant dirndls-;
from soft pastels to huge flowered
prints.
The shirtwaist, always a favorite,
has little to differentiate it from that
of past years, except perhaps for the
longer waists in some of the better
dresses. Atlhough the bodices in
dresses of this type are all tailored
along similar lines, there is a great
deal of variety in the other features.
Models Show Variety
Some models button all the way
down the front, others have pleats,
ranging from one large pleat in the
middle to many tiny accordian ones.
Colors range from pastels to bright
prints, delicate candy stripes to loud
horizontal stripes of red, white and
blue.
The dirndl is another very popular
Style. Some of these remain similar
to the European peasant dress from
whence they originated, with their
low square necks, their very full skirts,
their heavy linen fabric. Other dress-
es of this style are better adapted to
American girls at play, with their
lightermaterials, such as silk, silk
jersey, broadcloth and gingham.
South Sea Lends Prints
Prints, showing a south sea island
influence, made up of huge colorful
flowers on either black or white back-
grounds, are being used in many ofI
the dirndls, als are also prints with
South American, Mexican, and Amer-1
ican Indian patterns. Many dirndl
skirts are being sold separately to
be worn with any type of blouse.
There are many of this summer's
dresses that are neither strictly dirndl
nor strictly shirtwaist, but combine
features from both these types. All
types of neckline are being worn, from
low "v's" to high, rounded collars.
The military and nautical influence,
of course, is very prominent, being
shown in huge sailor collars, star but-
tons, patriotic insignia onsleeves and
pockets, gold braid, and imitation
service stripes.

101 a pOten al wearer~sInVesLgI9UnI.
hats Made Of Rubber
The latest innovation is the hat
made of rubber plastic to match your
Cinderella shoes. The crowns of
these can be lined inside with differ-
ent bits of material to match the out-
fit you are wearing, and in this way
one hat can do double or triple duty.
Probably the most interesting de-
partment in summer is the beach
wear, where are to be found beach
hats in gay tropical prints. Many of
these have a rim of thin wire inserted
at the outer edge of the brim to keep
the hat from flopping in the breeze.
Every woman has yearned to wear
a picture hat. Perhaps this is your
summer for one, and what a lucky
Crowning Gory ...

Here To Stay!
lady you are! Rough straws in lus-
cious pastels, smooth straws, and
starched linens with floppy brims
entice the spectator's eye.
' Navy Lends Ideas
The navy comes in for its share df
honor this summer, too. White straw
or linen sailors wilf be just the thing
to wear with your linen suit.
And oh, we mustn't forget the na-
tural straw bonnets which rivalsthe
perennially popular cocanut straws
this summer. These bonnets have a
heart-shaped brim and colorful)
streamers that tie coquettishly under
one's chin.
Here's a tip to those of you who
want to look chic-plus on summer
afternoons or informal evenings.
Combine a white and black print
dress with a huge horse-hair hat. We
assure you the total effect will be
quite breath-taking.
Try Alligator, Snake
Alligator and snakeskin are the
cry for bags and shoes these days.
These leathers come in smart
tones of brown for alligator, and
gray for snakeskin.
You can tell a real snakeskin
by the way the little scales half
peel off. They are nevertheless,
tough as the snake himself, and
wear as long. Matching leather
shoes and bags are the perfect
complement to a tailored summer
suit, 'leancut and cool for smart-
ness.

Summer Coats
Are Wasab
Wrap Around Jersey is
Gathered into Soft Pleats
Fashion experts remembering cool
summer evenings, have provided the
college girl with a variety of coats
to wear over linens, cottons and
sharkskins.
One model is of a light rayon fab-
ric, and the manufacturers claim it
to be washable and wrinkle-resis-
tant. The shoulders of this coat are
sloped and the sleeves are full. It
comes in belted or fitted styles.
A new idea in coats which prom-
ises to be popular is a wrap-around in
cashmere jersey, lined with rayon
crepe. The back is gathered in soft
pleats and there is a broad belt of the
same jersey.
For informal evenings a new three-
quarter length loafer of unlined wool
flannel is just the thing. It has- a
boxy drape with military shoulders
and sleeves. The pockets are placed
very low, and are square and roomy.
TIf you prefer a full length box
-oat, you may have one in soft wool.
It has slash pockets and full sleeves
and comes in white, pastel colors, red
and lilac.
Size And Good Looks
Are Important Things
In Choosing Compact
One new compact offers all the
features that are so important in a
compact worth carrying-size, handy
shape, good looks and compactness.
Slim and flat and round it is, with
a fluted gold cover, which looks likE
the spokes of a wheel radiating out
from the center, worked in yellow and
red gold. What is more, the mirror i,
man-sized, so that the user can ac-
tually see herself in it.
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Military Colors
And Emblems
Are Prominhent
American fashions following the
trend of the times have definitely
turned to the military this spring. De-
fense conscious designers have fea-
tured brass buttons and emblems on
Spracticallyeverything. Also patriotic
l colors, red, white and blue, are among
the favorites this season, especially
navy blue.
With summer coming on, every-
thing from formals to bathing suits
will be military. Even the white terry
cloth beach robe popular for so many
seasons has added a sailor collar.
White middy blouses with collars
trimmed in red or navy braid will
still be worn.
Sailor dresses for sport and town,
navy blue jackets resembling very
much those worn by real officers,
evening wraps which are truly nauti-
cal, and hats adorned with gold em-
blems will all be shown. Play clothes
and beach outfits will make good use
of red, white and blue to make this
a very patriotic summer.
Dresses Are Caught
By Hand-Clasp Belts
A waist encircled by two bands-
that's the feeling you'll have after
donning one of the new hand-clasp
belts in two-toned leather.
Made to complement simple sum-
mer cottons or silks, the belts clasp
unnoticed at the side, while the front
and back ornament is a pair of palms
in the familiar hand-shake. A smart
arrangement is an ensemble of belt
and gloves to be worn with an espec-
t ially unornamented outfit.
In red and black, green and black,
sm or pastels and white, the belt draws
- attention to a tiny waist, adds zest
to the summer wardrobe.

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by a band that ends in pique pleat-
ing.
It may sound silly but it's really
smooth-these little middie collars on
zipped square envelope purses of
faded-blue denim. Yes, and there
are even cool-ee beach shoes with
the same middie collars to match
these unique purses.
Use Navy Emblem
Accurate copies or the Navy em-
blem are now being used to brighten
up plain black suede pumps. Middie
collars boasting small stars and an-
chors trimmed with the stars and
stripes are being adapted to both the
low heeled sport shoe and the medi-
um or high heeled dress shoe.
Last but not least, sleeping pajamas
have even gone nautical. These are
made of white cotton broadcloth with
a royal blue emblem and blue piping
on the sleeves and sailor collar.'
So from the top of your head to

Veiling Plus Flowers
Equals Newest Hat
If you missed out somewhere along
the line on your spring hat buying,
and you, or a roommate have a little
ingenuity, don't give it another
thought.
A few yards of colored veiling, a
flower or a bird or a bow, and you
can dream up a hat that will look
like a Suzy model, and the cost will
be a mere pittance.

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