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r ISLE MICHI IIf DAILY

PAGE FIVE

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Unusual Colors And Materials

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Accessories, Dresses, Evening
Wraps Reflect Plaid Fashio

Robes Vary In Style

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Are Featured In Date Dresses

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By BARBARA de FRIES
While energetic stylists become
stoop shouldered from concentrating
on the tedious job of creating some-
thing ultra new, fashion modes in
date dresses maintain an almost
steady pace, conceding only to a few
new conventions.
The first one of these designers'
brain children takes the form of tri-
tone, the name of which implies the
use of three colors and they do not
necessarily have to blend perfectly.
A color combination of beige, porce-
lain and soldier blue frequently greet
the eve as one passes a dress shoppe.
The skirt bearing a front gathered
fullness and slash pockets carrying
on the dirndle craze of the past sum-
mer go to make up the latest vari-
ation of tri-tone frocks.
Frost Crepe Is New
Something brand new in materials;
comes in a gulf blue frost crepe;
it looks just like it sounds - cool,
soft, moderately shiny. Frost crepe
Men's Fashions
Once Featured
Wigs, Ruffles

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By GRACE MILLER
Women may be more style-con-
scious than men today, or perhaps
they merely have a broader field of
fashion in which to exercise their
ingenuity; but it wasn't always so,
if the films which the Art Cinema is
now showing have any truth in them.
In the Douglas Fairbanks film, "The
Man in the Iron Mask," the costumes
were elaborate and eyecatching. Wo-
men's formal dress today shows many
of the features of the long-skirted,
bouffant gowns that were used cen-
turies ago in the days of the gayest
French kings.
Men Wear Satin Outfits
But the men should blush to see
the lengths to which they used to
go to make themselves pretty. At
least from thetviewpoint of the drab
male of today. Silks, satins and laces,
ruffles and pretty calves played a
large part in the thoughts of the
courtiers; perhaps about the same
role that sports coats and ties occupy
in the mind of the college man of
today.
And high heeled slippers! The king
wore dainty little buckled numbers,
into which he thrust legs clad in
silk stockings above the knee,' dec-
orated with ornate clocks. Short sat-
in pants that ended above the knee
were decked out in ruffles..
Wigs Were Masculine Pride
To say nothing of the coiffeurs.
Beautiful wigs were a great source
of pride. The one hope we hold out
for the men is that even then under
the wigs their hair was pompadoured
and held close to the head.

is especially impressive when cut
along long torso lines and stitched
in accordance with tucked bodice
rules.
Jerkin ensembles are siill up there
in the first line of approval, mak-
ing progress rather than losing it.
A powder blue jersey sport with a
maroon corduroy has just the colleg-
iate touch added by the presence of
a matching skull cap. A red crepe
all occasion basic dress topped with
a slip-over, nail studded jerkin ac-
curately represents a fad which
though it follows the mode of any
fad is rapidly exceeding its bound-
aries.
We find nail heads adorning the
most sophisticated black dress as
well as the opposite extreme, belts
of tailored dresses. Speaking of belts,
now is a good time to mention that
large belts definitely have it. They are
most effective on a plain dress with
tailored lines, but are also the thing
for the previously mentioned tri-
tones.
Traditional Styles Approved
Yes, fall styles of 1940 in date dres-
ses seem to be quite content to step
along lines that have already passed
the careful scrutiny of coeds. Just
to prove it, here are some things that
are considered by stylists, store own-
ers, and college girls alike, to be just
perfectly correct for that date to
the Union or to the League. First of
all, metallic thread through ribbed
tissue crepe makes up a stunning
pinafore. Slim silhouette crepe with
pedal fitted bodice all combined into
side drape lines continues to cater
to those enthusiastic over the new
side drape styles.
Wool frocks, tailored, sport, cas-
ual, and dressy are still holding onI
to their all-important section of anyI
girl's wardrobe. These delightfully
soft and reversed wools come in all
powder and pastel tones and in lusc-
ious "bon-bon" colors. Leathered wov-
en sport belts set off the plain wools
just as three-quarter length sleeves
set off the dressier ones. And that's
another thing that simply will not
and can not be driven out of our
fashion centers -- bracelet length
sleeves. They are in now and have
been in for quite some time. Cur-
iosity conquers and we wonder how
long they will stay in the limelight.
Hollywood Invades Mid-West
Hollywood invades the Mid-West
sprinkling its glamour over our dres-
ses. Gold leather, gold and silver
embroidery, immense glass buttons
bedeck the average black dress and
oddly enough are also found on the
plain dresses.
And last of all, fur is waging a
bitter battle to maintain the unani-
mous favor that it has enjoyed for
quite some time. It seems that styles
now controlling the window displays,
magazine covers and advertisements
are apt to be extremely lasting and
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the length and the dattering lines
it gives when worn over a full, ac-
cordion pleated skirt.
Red, Wh ite And Blue
Is Latest Feature
I n JGeelry Trends
The ever popular poiCy of fem-
inine adornment carries on with
earrings, bracelets arid necklaces
adopting the patriotic theme with
striking resultsF

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The high s hion nrsho, wo rn
his year rin hem ito n n he mo dramatic
~po lgh cf coedintees Collo edIalt im ~un a;asmi
~ o~pl-uiand'dclini's *beautifulyu blac vev bodce al
7il on hol i make e nessoull plidaooa .
this 1940 favorite-
a d outfit and add the final touh
Laing up spoa' shoes with tgay plai
laings gives that touch. A plaid sca
nvi aching plaid uniins nrlF
a~ss and compacts are eery-
S ashion news, but ther's new.a
dh added when they re plaid;,i _U
Girls who o vn ths ug e
pid purses declare them n pn
;ie, practically scsa aY , CD
thon.e tefashion'_ adp ani.'1
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;els to set off a laiNk'ua
wearer. Plaid-tpp~ dOP
Oi~iii~teand it YO-U tiroc' b
hite buttons on yourpolo (
inaI and replace themwi bi hre.
li buttons. There isn't
to the placid accessories yu can
with smart effect.
B~asic tr.i&-- The p'i. c dress lhal tebs nfudto
cme into its own on the caiun garments, lingerie, gown
and fashion notes praise ie collar s e ies, hotsecoatsbed
and cuffs or flat metal buttons as s s ,
its most effective trim. Plaid jump- jackets, and hosiery see our
crs rate high, especially with slender i hich i We
girls. Innumerable smart combina-
tins can be worked out with a plaid have VAN RAALTE, LE $
suit and several plain skirts. One of GA T KAYSER, G OS
the best-looking plaid outfits seenj
on the campus consists of a squarc- SARI and other famous
cut hooded lamb's wool jacket with a makes
plaid lining and matching plaid skirt.v
Sperts - Skiing and ice skating
loom promisingly in the near future.
If a lean budget frowns upon too Be Fashionable F
many winter sports outfits, laugh
ecmfortably, for you probably already
have a pair of plain ski pants, and
with the addition of a pert littl,
Sating skirt and a plaid jacket o
airplane cloth to go with boths
pants and skirt, you are ready fori
anything winter has to offer.
Evening- The latest thing in eve-
ning fashion is the reversible evening
coat with one plaid side and one 8 NICKELS
plain side. Not only does this offer all
the advantages of two coats in one.
but it is guaranteed to be especially

For iiights at home, nothin
c''nil tha a bthroet.
henewest tis .year is a pla
del Chenile robes are ii
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he nicest sleeping setss
rr is polka dot pajamas w
cl bathrobe trimmed in
material of the pajamas,
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Earrings striped with red, white,
and blue distinctly set off a nauti-I
cally tailored navy crepe date dress
As the basic color, navy blue, is worn
by so many these earrings prove
both decorative and practical.
The Navy comes in for a tribute
from the feminine side in the wear-
ing of Navy bracelets with chaims
of the different battle ships. These
prove very colorful. A good looking
gold link bracelet which had twelve
American Flags linked to the brace-
let was seen in one of our. jewelry
store window displays. If you are the
patriotict. ype this is highly recom-
mended.
Cempacts are u:e a. va'ying rom
billboard balls of " to transparent
snuffboxes: from enormoUs waffleI
ironlike vanity cases to dainty pastel
leather cases.
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With American de-
signers to the fore,
the Dillion shop is
showing Natalie Ni-
f coli's famous parachute evening
skirt in black crepe. The trick
lies in its cut - exactly as many
gores as the inches in the waist.
At 10.95, or at 6.50 in street
length. Combine it for evening
with an aqua moire basque
blouse gold buttoned, or a puck-
ered silk jersey, or a tailored
satin Joan Kenley.
No coed should be a wallflow-
er at the flood of new formals if
she's been to the Kessel shop
for her gown. One unusually be-
guiling model is of champagne
net, the bodice brocaded in gold
and silver threads. Tiny covered
buttons march down to a di-
,iminutive waist, which then .
flares out in a provocative pep-
lum. There are other lovely
gowns-some in silk jersey,
r ever popular because of its flat-
tery. Prices are around 16.95.
Flowers and
feathers adorn
jthe latest chap- r
>eaux emergng from the band
M W boxesat hePihemus hat shop,
~-~ -smartest hats in town. Their
----. M unusualness is far famed, and
besides the charming selection
jalways on hand, you may have
ya fur hat designed and made
just for you, to match your
jcoat.
"Yummy" is what
you will say about
% most of Jacobson's
dressy wools - they
come in such deic-
ious colors. A plaid
jwool skirt mn soft pink, green,
gy, angd bluersohws off th
ipale blue top. It's buttoned
cardigan fashion and even1
bound down the front with the
plaid. Another, in dusty rose, is
jdesigned with a skillfully drap-
ed bodice, a cluster of sl-a
sef terial flowers with gold kid
centers at the corseletted waist,
which melts into a flattering-
ly full skirt.
jFormals are the hue
rand cry, and the Col-
tins shop has combeda
jthe market to bring
you "dancing dazzlers." AnewG
jidea is th1e twin daytime and
evening dress-of powder blue

j woolen with matching corduroy
jerkin, the same-.style in both
street and evening length.
* $Another outstanding model is
jof white net, its puckered bodice PI
and extra-bouffant skirt threa
with ribbons of gold lace.
Tailored like your
own pet reefer is
a full-length black
shetland evening
coat at the Mari-
lyn shop. More
spectatular, perhaps, is a white
wool with sprays of gold kid
leaves appliqued on its hood.
j Whether it's wool or velvet you
want, you'll find a handsome
selection here.
/What with all of these
formals in the air, you
must have a new coif-
Sfure in evening mode to comple-

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at least for a little while.

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Candidly
IPERFECTfor classroom, Camps
date and for your men's good
opinion! It is that careful, oil so
casual, look which draws admiring
glances. The popular Jumper-
dress in corduroys and silk.
ADDENDA: Beautiful selectioiis of
sweaters, and skirts in eye-taking
hues.
CAMPUS BOOTS /it hIle ad l'Qtcolors.
POPULARLY PRICED!

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