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Plunging Necklines

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Newest Spring Dresses

Tiny Sleeves
Add Charm
Buttons, Ruffles, Clear
Colors Take Spotlight
Deep necklines and tiny sleeves are
this season's prerequisites for a suc-
.essful date dress. Many dresses
made in this way can be converted
to "double-duty" by wearing them
with blouses for everyday duties and
without blouses for gayer times in
the evening.
That old standby, the high neck-
line, will still be seen, but rapidly
taking its place are the newer and
more sensational deep necklines.
"Newest of the new" is the "U" neck-
line which is making its appearance
from coast to coast. It is one of the
outstanding fashions of the times,
and can make even the simplest
dress a dress that will go places. This
new neckline is not only for dressy
clothes but also for sports and day
Square Neckline Effective
A square neckline with flat bands
'turning it into a "T' is highly effec-
tive on a dress which is dark in color,
and the steep decollette of the "nak-
ed neckline" on a black dress is guar-
anteed to create a favorable impres-
sion any spring evening.
Small sleeves which have become
such a big fashion are, for the most
part, set right in the bodice, creating
an almost sleeveless effect. Still pop-
ular is the three-quarter length
sleeve which can be pushed up to
elbow length.
Buttons Replace Zippers
"Button, button, who has the but-
ton?" Button dresses will be all over
the place this season, as fashion's
answer to the zipper shortage. In
many cases, buttons will be the only
decorations necessary, and whether
they are placed all the way down the
back of the dress, or go across the
waist and down one side of the dress,
creating a much smarter effect,
they're still fashionably accepted.
A dress no matter how lovely it is
in itself, contend this season's fash-
ion-setters, can be made more notice-
able with the addition of a bow, and
huge bows are being stuck on any-
where now.
Ruffles Are Popular
Ruffles, besides being used to give
a flattering neckline, will also be seen
decorating wrists, pockets and should-
er yokes.
Shades of purplish red-,fuchsia,
wild grape, magenta-will take top

New Blouses
Dress Suit
'up or ow
The perfect touch to that new,
spring suit are the new blouses that
are being offered to the shopper in a
wide assortment of colors and styles.
It has often been remarked that a
blouse can either dress a suit up or
down and with that idea in mind we
can survey the entire field of new
blouses. A frilly blouse can change
any casual outfit into a dressy, femi-
nine outfit suitable for any occasion.
Variations of WhiteI
The year has brought forth many'
variations of the classic white, V-
necked, long-sleeved blouse. One
that you might consider for the new
Easter suit is a blouse in polka-dotted
rayon crepe with a becoming bow tie
and long-button-at-the-cuff sleeves.
Or if you prefer a plain but pert
blouse of rayon broadcloth with saw-
tooth edging down the front and
around the cuffs.
For your dressy moments when
you want to look completely sweet
and petite there is a weskit blouse in
rayon gabardine with small pointed
revers and eyelet embroidery edging
it everywhere. Or you might consider
a demure candy-striped cotton blouse
with a single ruffle down the front
and a double one around the cuffs or
if you are the frilly, feminine type of
coed there is a frothy white batiste
blouse with a tiny black bow and lace
ruffling the neck, front and the
Dickies Solve Problem
And what with the laundry situa-
tion what it is and the laziness of
coeds when it comes to ironing blous-
es there are the new dickies which
solve the problem completely. No
longer are they limited to the tradi-
tional white Peter Pan collar style
but are now available in every pastel
color with lace and other frilly trims.
The, newest thing this year are the
jabots that can be easily removed
from the dickey either to make it
look dressy or tailored.

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Perfumes Help Shops Show
Boost Coed's Novel Jewelry

Smart Spring Belts Cheer Up
Coed's Tired Winter Wardrobe

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Perfumes are always morale
boosters . . . and the spring and East-
er season gives a good excuse to try
out a new fragrance.
Not only old standbys, but brand
new issues are in the ranks of per-
fume favorites . . . and the new ones
are made by those people from whom
perfume and colognes are the last
things to expect. Famous dressmak-
ers, hat designers and specialty shops
have taken to manufacturing scents
. . . perhaps named after a new
fashion trend . .. or just with a
number . . . but all carrying a fam-
ous name.
An English "Menace" ,
An English designer, who did the
Queen's wardrobe for her American
tour, has put out asleek, sophisticated
perfume called "Menace" that just
asks for a dramatic evening. This1
same designer also has a more de-
mure favorite "White Shoulders"
which is especially made for the off{
-the shoulder evening dresses.
"Tabu," the long-lasting, heady
perfume now has a sister . . . and
this new member is aimed particular-
ly for blondes . . . "Platine" is it's
name . . . but no doubt brunettes
will use it too. It has a light spicyj
smell . . . but underlying it's frivolity
is a hint of knowingness . . . "Pla-
tine" will soon be running neck and
neck with "Tabu" for popularity, ex-
perts agree.
Royalty in Perfume
Lilacs in a spring garden is the
theme of the ever popular "Duchess,
of York" . . . which comes in small
gilt topped crown shaped bottles.
Both cologne and perfume are avail-
able in this scent. Another perfume
put out by the same manufacturer is
"Stradivari" after the famous violin
nmaker. A bit more piercing . . . but
with subtle sweetness underneath.
"Shocking" and "Sleeping" are also
among the spring perfumes. Made
by a famous coutourier, they have
the same sparkle and brilliance that
has made her custom made clothes
so well known. "Shocking'" comes
in bottles shaped in the form of a
dressmaker's dummy, while "Sleep-
ing" comes in a twisted bottle in the
image of a candlestick. Characteristic
colors for the wrappings are "Shock-
ing pink" and "Sleeping blue."
Another fragrance new this spring
is "Escape" . . . a light sophisticated
esent with the magic of a medieval
tapestry behind it. Packaged in a
blue satin "tower" with a golden key
to "unlock" it. this perfume will un-
doubtedly become well-liked.

Scarce Metals Used
In New Colbinations
Jewelry manufacturers, notwith-
standing WPB regulations, are man-
aging to turn out pieces worthy of
any spring shopper's attention.
New colors and textures arise from
ingenious combinations of scarce
metals. A bracelet, on which a school
of fish swims, is made of copper and
dull nickel, and a set of earring-!
fishes completes the picture.
Flowered Earrings
You've adopted the "small head
look" and you're not satisfied with
your old earrings? Find a pair of big
ones with fake jewels or even better
there are flowers made of ceramic.
Lapel pins, too, are big this season,
and they're no longer confined to the
lapel. A swish sterling silver daisy
adds to the smartness of your simple
clothes. Filigree lace of gold bright-
ened with a rosette of small jewels
goes on the shoulder or the decolle-
tage of the sophisticated black.
Silver Bands in Vogue
A bracelet, a mesh band* an inch
and a half wide, has a cluster of
jewels in the center. Narrow silver
bands, in unlimited numbers, grace
fashionable wrists.
Jewelry buttons adorn some of the
must tailored suit. A grey pin stripe
suit sports three sterling wild ducks
in lieu of buttons.
Popular disapproval forbids serviceI
emblems, wings, anchors and the
like, on lapels and sweaters, but there
is no objection to advertising your
loyalty on a muffler or glove.I
If your closet at home is harboring
father's suit with the shiny pants or
brother's outgrown suit it can be re-
made into a new suit for yourself.
By altering the jacket and cutting
up the trousers into a skirt a newv
spring suit can be yours at only a
slight cost. For those who bemoan
the loss of the long jacket, this is a
perfect outlet.

Smart women this season are mak-
ing the most of the clothes they have.
Old wardrobes can be made new and
exciting just by changing the em-
phasis. A clever way to do this is to
add one of the colorful belts that are
being shown.
One of the most clever arrange-
ments is a bibelot hung on two sad-
dle-leather belts. Putty-colored cape-
skin gloves complete the ensemble.
For wear with slacks a saddle-
stitched bag may be slung from a
pigskin belt. This changes last year's
slack suit into a colorful costume. It
also is handy for cosmetics or a wal-
let when out hiking.


emphasize a slim waist line
your skirt and blouse combina-
to a navy-blue suede belt. A
to play with this particular

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belt is to attach a short piece of gros-
grain ribbon to it and pin antique
watch fobs on it.
For summer dress a pink shantung
belt is appropriate. It will empha-
size a slim waist line and make it
look about 24 inches. One of the
stores suggests that you wind a watch
chain around the belt to achieve a
more startling effect.
Double the wearing time of the
suits in your wardrobe with the use of
gilets, variation of the dickey. Little
pieces of left-over material can be
put to use by turning them into
collars and cuffs or vestees and then
pepping them up with bright red or
green edges or making them dainty
with fine lace or crochet. Fresh crisp
touches are everywhere.

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Nicest for 'company -heavy
linen damask cloths in white or
pastels-rayon damasks in ivory
or pastels. They'll make your
table so attractive for the Easter

Crisp white embroidery outlines
the newest neckline . . . U-shaped
. . . on a navy blue spring rayon
crepe. The bracelet length sleeves
also come in for a ruffled trim-
and with white flowers on her hat!'
Well, who could ask for anything
Pin righten' Lapel
Lover's Knot, Ear
To brighten the lapel of your spring
suit or your dark bag, wear a lover's
knot and ear pin of gold-plated cer-
amic with a dab of red. Ceramic pins
are clever and patriotic, too, for they
help conserve much-needed metal.
Big, gold loop earrings will bring
out the gypsy in you and add the
finishing touch to your spring en-
semble. For those with a taste for
daintier earrings, tiny butterflies of
silver filigree have been made by the

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honors in clothes this season, and the
merits of purple itself have at last
been realized. Purple will be veryt
popular because women have at last
realized how many colors will go with
There you have it, girls, what the
well-dressed woman will wear in the
way of a dress for a date this spring.
Now all you have to do is buy the
dress and-get the date!


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Short Sleeves
Tops in Cottons
Low necklines, as little sleeve as
possible, and as much fullness in
skirt as restrictions will permit are
top trends in the summer cottons and
Shantung silks being previewed now.
The shantung silks are the juiciest
offering of the summer season, and
they are welcomed by designers and
buyers alike as a relief from "ersatz"
and thin cottons.
The cottons still remain a favoriteI
with many people for hot weather
wear, and the familiar Peter Pan
ginghams and seersuckers are as
much in evidence as always.
Drawstrings, used in necklines and
sleeves are adding the final peasant
effect to dirndls. Sand white and
black starched cotton are offered for
the look of simplicity sought by the
well dressed woman.
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Sparkling new fashions that will make
eyes turn to YOU in the Easter Parade.
'10.95 o$2195
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your dress on chily days. The pilot coat,
the dress coat, the bright topper coat-just
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First in Fashion! Bright little suits- chi
colorful coats-soft dressmaker-be- ci
witchingly feminine dresses-pretty- z
pretty accessories-that's the Easter er-
fashion picture! Previewed for you sid
here-come see the entire fashion-hit Ea
collection. an
From $29.95
Watch these coats take top honors in
the Easter parade! The dressinaker
reefer, brilliant chesterfield, boxy and
fitted dress coats-and, of course,
fashion-hit topper coats. Choose yours
from our topflight collection.
Priced from $29.95
lefinitely the success suits for Easter
thru Spring! New cardigan suits, sleek
chalk - striped tail le ur s, color-bright
soft suits, navy dress suits and the
marvelously practical topper suit. All
tops for good looks, versatility.
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Spotlight on
Colorful Gloves - Beautiful Blouses
GleaeningI Lapel Pins - ecklaces
Earrings - Pearls

Gabardine Suits and Tlopper
In sizes 10-20.
$29.95 each

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