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April 02, 1944 - Image 9

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Problem of


Is Solved

by GI



influence of Oriental Mystery
Affects New Spring Fashions

Chinese women have always had
in edge on the mystery and allure
market, but this spring the occident-
als have all the tricks of the orientals
plus their own ingenuity for fashion
New prints entering the retail mer-
ehants shelves are in the bright crim-
sons, yellows, pink purples of lotus
blossoms, and jade greens, with de-
signs of brush strokes and mandarin-
like objects traced over the colored
Lowered Waistline Chinese
The lowered waistline, that means
an almost indiscernible waistline,
blending into the pencil slim skirt, is
another of the manifestations of the
Chinese trend in clothes - it's not
all OPA regulations.
Pretty arms, once destined to be
shown only in formals and bathing
suits are brazenly peeking out from
miniscule sleeves, drawn up as far as
possible; and throats, too modest to
delight in the low round necklines,
are playing peek-a-boo behind the

high, straight slit neckline common
to Mme. Chiang Kai-Shek's people.
Brilliant Colors Employed
A suit, shown in an Ann Arbor
store, has Chines' colors employed in
a crazy quilt design, with a straight
American job of suit tailoring. The
jacket's front is composed of four or
five large rectangles, placed unevenly
over the whole face - one a vivid
purple, one a warm crimson, one a
jade green, and one a yellow gold-
all superb wool. The back, long
sleeves, and straight skirt are black.
Black lacquered cubes with tWo brush
strokes in gold are buttons. It's as
clever a mixture of Yank and Chi-
nese as Burma, the hip swinging,
wise-cracking character in Terry and
the Pirates- and just as good-look-
Smooth hairlines, with flowers ov-
er each ear are faintly reminiscent
of dancing girls of the old China, al-
though the bangs of last year have
taken a back seat to let the bare brow
be prominent. But the lacquered look
in hair styles is still good, and the
one most desired by the publishers
for their smoothest cover girls.


Winter Wools
Are Replaced
By Cool Cottons
WAC, WAVE, Marine
To Wear 'Washable
Fabrics for Summer
An ever-increasing number of Am-
erican women will this spring find
themselves free from concern over
finding a hat to match the new
spring suit, for the Army, Navy and
Marine Corps have done all the shop-
ping . . . and have picked out com-
fortable, practical and attractive
clothing for the women's services.
Servicewomen, who have lived and
worked for some eight months in
trim navy, khaki and forestry green
winter uniforms, will soon be seen
in cool, easily-laundered summer
Women Marines Wear Seersucker
Women Marines will be wearing
green and white-striped seersucker,
cut in a fitted jacket with short
sleeves, notched lapels, epaulets and
four pockets with curved flaps, over
a flattering six-gored skirt. Acces-
sories are a light green cotton "fa-
tigue" hat and white gloves. The
over-the-shoulder bag, roomy, dura-
ble and lined in khaki, will be cov-
ered with light green cotton gabar-
dine, with a strap of the same mater-
Marine dress uniforms are white
with gold buttons, in the same style
as the work uniform. The cap is
always worn with the dress uniform
. it is visored, with softly-flaring
crown and snug-fitting pointed back,
made in light green cotton gabardine
with white cord and brass insignia
(gold and silver for officers). The
cap is covered with a waterproof
havelock during rainy weather. The
Marine wears medium-heeled pumps
with silk or rayon stockings for dress,
and dark brown oxfords for work.
Insignia Used for Jewelry
The eagle, globe and anchor of the
Marine Corps is the woman Marines
most important jewelry. It can be
supplemented by plain rings, watches,
wedding and engagement rings, and
identification bracelets.
Gold buttons and flashy white will
be the WAVE's and SPAR's summer
dress. The uniform is cut in the
same way as the winter navy blues:
six-gored skirt, and jacket with
slightly built-up shoulders, rounded
collar and pointed lapels. The soft,
rolled-brimmed hat is carried over
from winter for summer wear, as are
the black and reserve-blue seaman's
ties and the over-the-shoulder leather
pouch bag.
WAVE service uniform for the
summer is in cool, gray-and-white
pin-striped seersucker.
Accessories are white gloves, beige
hose and black oxfords or pumps.
WAVE's Work in Denims
The WAVE's also have blue denim
work coveralls, slacks and reserve-
blue smocks, in addition to rain-
proof havelocks and raincoats.
WAC summer uniform is a cotton
khaki shirt and skirt, cut like winter
uniforms, with cotton khaki cap,
cotton hose and tan oxfords. The
WAC's also have a seersucker 6work

Fabric Glove
Adds zest to
Spring Suits
"Just the right accent for my East-
er suit," cries the coed, as she sees
the striking array of spring gloves
available this year.
All colors and textures are repre-
sented, with textiles running a close
second to leather. In fact, fabrics,
long scorned as an unsuitable glove
material, have this year really come
into their own. The fabric gloves
are available in all colors . . . rang-
ing from the most subtle dove-gray to
the most brilliant shocking pink.


This glove comes in all major colors
Drawstring Gauntlets and white.
The government has, limited the As Always-White
length of the gloves now being man- That traditional favorite for East-
ufactured . . . but the three lengths er, the white shortie . . . is with US
stipulated are adequate for any oc- again. Newer versions have a wrist
casion . . . and what the glove mak- length cuff, with a small vent and
ers may have lost in length . . . they hand stitched edges. Most fashion
have made up in color, experts agree that there is nothing
One versatile company has put out so "suitable" for a suit as the final
a glove that will conform to any touch of elegance . . . the white
length desired . . . reason? . . . a shortie glove. Suede, capeskin, wash-
drawstring concealed in the cuff that able doeskin, and double weight Cot-
may be adjusted to the desired size. ton are used.

nmen's Reserve are worn by Lieutenant Kathleen Hogan, left, and
Sergeant Donna Case. Fashioned alike with short sleeves, turned down
collars and flared skirts; the dress uniform is made of white cotton
gabardine, while the work uniform is of green and white striped
Uniform-Matchin Cosmetics
Created for Servicewomen

Low-Cost Dresses
To Be Increased
The supply of women's low-cost
dresses, hard hit by the shortage of
cotton textiles, will be increased by
late spring, Chester Bowles, Price
Administrator, predicted recently.
Mr. Bowles declared that the cloth-
ing sold in many stores today is "ac-
tually shoddy" and that the quality
has deteriorated very much in the
last two years.
Both the War Production Board
and the Industry Advisory Commit-
tee have been aiding the Office of
Price Administration on this prob-
lem of maintaining supplies of low-
cost clothing.


in gold, aqua, purple, gray, rose,
airman s blue, coffee, kelly,
red, turf, beige, black, brown
and navy.

Cosmeticians have filled the last
gap in the toilette of women in theI
armed services by designing makeup
to match their uniforms.
Solving' the difficulties of finding
the fitting cosmetics for Marine
green, a noted house has created a
coiplete makeup kit for the femi-
nine branch of the Leathernecks.
The line covers everything from lip-
stick to eye-shadow with a Monte-
zuma Red lip rouge to match the red
in the shoulder stripes, cords and
mufflers of the smart Schiaparelli
designed uniforms. The eye-shadow
reflects the tone of Marine green.
The WAVES pass inspection in

their Navy blue uniforms with the
final touch of Victory Red lipstick
and complement their crisp white
dress uniforms with Radish Red. The
Navy Nurses share the supply of Vic-
tory Red.
For the WACs Stop Red is the
order of the day, and the second
lieutenant's bars of the Army Nurses'
Corps reflect Redwood and Red Fea-
Grandma would have called it car-
nal, but the authorities call it morale,
and the women in uniform are en-
thusiastic about this latest tribute to

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Crisp checks, perky little bows and
flattering ruffles announce Spring
and these delightfully young
frocks. Each one is a love. Each one
was meant to enhance the loveli-
ness of a believer in youth.
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Oh, what a beautiful out-
fit! The timeless beauty of
a matching suit and top-
coat, companions or sep-


for Gift Giing-
They have been selling for
more than double the
price. Rich glowing tor-
toise shell with a sterling
silver inner frame.
Forrnerly 15.00


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two-piece suit.
Look and feel right in
a soft dressmaker suit of
gabardine, in sizes 9-20
$16.95 to $49.95
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