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March 11, 1942 - Image 13

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Spring Formals

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All Set For A RhumbaI

Fashion Trend
Is Accelerated
Seersucker Prints, Frothy Nets
Will Be Seen; Ballet Length
Gowns Promise To Be Popular
When a young man's fancy turns
to thoughts of love and stuff a young
lady's fancy turns to thoughts of her
new spring formal. This spring it's
a ten to one bet a splashy flowered
cotton will be your choice.
Frosted seersucker prints are
scheduled to be the most popular this
spring with embroidered organdies
running a close second. For solid
comfort and distinction why not se-
lect a snowy white pique applique
with a huge blue bow on the sweeping
skirt? When .shopping you're sure
to meet tp with gay pique prints so
be prepared for prints with white
pique jackets, solid colors with print
trim or ruching or even mixed prints.
The war has also influenced dress
designers this spring for formals are
not only adhering to patriotic red,
white and blue but are designed with
army buttons, navy collars and air
force insignia to suit your favorite
division of the service. The South
American trend is still prominent
with its voluminous ruffles and low
waist line.
Also new this year are the ballet
length formals which promise to be
more popular than ever especially
with warm spring evenings in view.
Frothy nets in your favorite pastel
shade will be in style. this season.
Silk jersey formals with emphasis on
white may be found in almost any
style you wish. Jersey combinations
with net will also be seen this spring.
In keeping pace with defense plans
why not purchase a smooth black
skirt and design your own formals by
substituting bright print blduses or
frilly marquisette blouses with -huge
bishop sleeves for the top? Many
spring-formals are being made with
the smart torso length waists. More
tailored evening dresses are accept-
able, especially those with pastel
linen or pique jackets.
"Dampened Spirits
Will Be Brightened
By Colorful Slickers.
Ii spite of the traditional spring,
romantically depicted by poets, every-
one-and especially college students
-sets himself-and herself-for a
siege with March thaws and April
rains. Even those of us who aren't
math majors can count, without us-
ing our fingers, the days out of these
months that are filled with good,
old-fashioned sunshine.
In order to brighten these rainy
hours, nanufacturers are utilizing the
new bright colors in their wet-weath-
er-wear. Blue, pink, yellow and red
ire the shades that will be seen
adorning the bleak campus walks on
these forthcoming spring days.
White raincoats will be gaining
in popularity with the prospect of
blackouts and air-raids becoming
more and more real. For those who
are consistently conservative the
stores are now well stocked with the
traditional trench coats.. Zippered
fly fronts, special pockets for cigar-
ettes, and other features add to the

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Crepe Will Sub!
In Civilian Sprii
When rumors started circulating
that there was to be a rubber short-
age, everyone and his brother tore to
the nearest garage in a desperate at-
tempt to buy or perhaps hoard a few
extra tires. When it was rumored
that there would be a sugar ration-
ing, again people made a mad effort
to stock up on the valuable product.
Well it looks like the same fate is to
befall every good that will be scarce.
In the way of clothing, wool of
course is causing the present worries.
There will be a shortage and in fact
there may be a complete lack of that
material for civilian use. Again the
old selfish motives are manifesting
themselves this spring. Every woman
who is in the market for a suit or
coat will consider nothing but wool,
wool and more wool. Shock upon
shock, every woman will get her pre-
cious wool because according to a
local buyer in Ann Arbor, there 'will
be no real scarcity for six months
Maybe Next Winter
This is probably distressing news to
those who shopped in December for
their spring clothes believing that
they would make everyone green with
envy because of their hiscious wools.
If these potential hoarders really
want to cause a riot, however, they
can start shopping soon for next
Pajamas Are Seen
In Mid-Riff Styles

stitute For Wool Variety, Qaiety
ng Fabric Trend Are Keynotes
"year's 100 per cent wool winter coat. F
That is a little distant to think about
now though.
After that short dissertation on H
ethics concerning scarcities, the Hats this spring will take on a new
theme of all this, spring fabrics, will ferinine appeal and will have more
be resumed. Gabardines are popular variety than they have had in years
this year again. Fine French gab- to contrast to the sobriety and uni-
ardines naturally are about all gone. formity of men's clothes.
Our domestic imitations are a fine This means that anything will go,
alternative since they are perhaps of from little pieces of nothing loaded
a better quality this year than they down with bright flowers to big-
ever have been. brimmed hats and from hats with
Get Gabardines snoods to draped turbans. They will
Suits, dresses and coats are fea- be big, little, felt or straw-in fact
tured in this material. Pastels in anything that covers four inches or
powder blue, lime green and baby more of the head will be accepted as
pink are the three predominant shad- a hat in the latest style
es. In the eye of the fashion expert, There is only one qualification-
gabardines are better buys than wools hats must be colorful and gay. A
since the styles will shift. They al- plain colored hat of white can be
most consider gabardine "the ma- made brighter by adding a red veil
terial of tomorrow." or some colored feathers. Some mul-
Tti-colored flowers will make a navy
Twills tomorrow will be the alter- hat much more cheerful and a bright
native to gabardine. They are fea- bird perched on the top of the head
tured this spring also. Twill is a will make you stand out in any
bulkier fabric but it makes attrac- Easter parade.
tive sport clothes. Plaids as well as Despite the fact that the variety is
plain colors make this material pop- so great, and that there is limitation
ular. as to what is in style, there is one
The best dress material for the trend for spring hats. Almost every
coming days is crepe. This material, hat that isn't strictly for sport is
which for the last t wo years has adorned with some kind of veil. One
played a definite back seat to wool hat being shown is a beany with veil
will probably come back with a bang. floating to elbow length.
The 1942 spring dresses are nearly More conservative veils are short
exclusively of this fabric. and .can be worn either down over

the face or fastened back giving a
frothy effect. Here again color is
emphasized with the veil often being
a contrasting color.
The military influence somehow
escaped the realm of hats for this
spring and hats therefore remain
as one ray of hope in keeping the
feminine touch alive in a period when
women's clothes are even more rapid-
ly than before becoming tailored and
Did you ever think-of wearing a
nightshirt? They are being made in
glamorized forms now. Look in the
shops for a white satin one that
comes just to your knees, or that of
printed chiffon that is made to look
just like a short little dress.


Red Is Outstanding
Color In Every Item
Of Fashion Parade

Watch for bright red! Red polka
dot dresses under navy coats are un-
beaten. Reverse it with navy polka
dot silks under red. Broad rid brim-
med hats will stand out in the spring
parade, and fuchsia and pink will be
a close follow-up. Red calf pumps are
shown in almost every style. The
bump toe and ornament toe are styled
to match the new high colored fash-
Pastels still hold the fort for cam-
pus popularity.

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ce p" for Spring . .
And we know of no better way for
you to do this than with new spring
P Khandkerchiefs. Whether you're the
type who likes bold floral prints or
plain whites, we have just the "Hank-
ies" for you. And best of all, they're
inexpensive - every one of them!
Gage iAnen Shop
10 Nirt~Is ARCArw
Alwas Reasonably Priced"
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Tulip Skirts Affect
Spring Silhouettes
Tulip skirts are the newest spring
silhouette. They're full and slender
each where it will do the prettiest
good. The skirt, instead of flaring
at the knee, is tucked in, in becoming
lines. Wide sashes add ' a gay color
One version of the tulip style is a
tunic skirt that flares a few inches
above the knee and a straight under
skirt reaching the knee. This outfit
also has tiny white cuffs and collar
with a grosgrain bow at the neckline.
A nipped in waist line and white hat
and gloves compete an exceedingly
feminine tunic.
Popular feature is the new accent
on sleeves. Either form fitting sleev-
es or wide billowy ones take top place.

And Tailored Models
It's time to pension off thosxe
steam-ship gray flannel outing pa-
jamas you've been luxuriating in all
winter, until next winter and to turn
your thoughts to lighter things.
You'll be glad to know that those
Carmen Miranda-ish mid-riffs are
back again! This year they are be-
ing featured in huge gaudy splash,
prints. Definitely on the cheerful
side! The trousers of this pajama
have a wide flaring cut which differs
greatly from the straight lines of the
tailored pajamas.
However, there are still those con-
servatives who prefer the simplicity
of the tailored pajamas. These are
being shown in clean looking stripes
and gay flowered patterns.
A new quirk in the pajama field
is the semi-sweetheart neckline
which is also being seen in many
of this spring's dresses. This neck
line provides a change from* the
open one of the tailored pajamas.


f4New Spring...

H 'New You-,
AND A NEW SPIRIT which will be
reflected in the clothes you

Spring Beauty
for YOU.
You'll want a completely new, flattering
coiffure to appear your lovliest with your
new spring ensembles. And that's just what
we want to create for you. Call for an ap-
pointment today.

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To horse, horsemen, to horse -
and do your Spring riding in style
in the proper, comfortable riding
clothes from MOE'S. We are sup-
plied to cater to your every rid-
ing need. Riding jackets, breeches,
boots and crops. MOE'S is the
campus center for both horsemen
and horsewomen.



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classic box coats or
fitted reefers. 19.95
$19.95 up
The season's stand-by-
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$1495- $35.00

to trousers -

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wool, 6.50 up.


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