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FRIDAYr, DEC. 10, 104t3

Gay, New Formals Brighten 1943

Holiday Season

Sweater, Skirt Siren Black Makes
Garb Invades
Long Mandarin Coats,
Teddy Bear Jacketsr
Are Latest in Wraps
With campus formas and the pro-
*mise of a gay holiday season in the
offing, Ann Arbor shops are making
a special effort to present wide sel-
ections of smart evening wear.
News in the field of evening wear
is the transformation of the college
woman's favorite garb of sweater and
skirt into a sophisticated evening
costume. The majority of these new
skirts are black, although one Kelly
green one is being shown. They are"
made of silk, rayon, and velveteen. I
One black skirt is tailored. to give you
that smart, new silhouette and then
the bottom of the skirt is slit up
about five inches to give you that ex-
tra room for dancing.V
Chenille sweaters trimmed with
gold braid or sequins complete the
ensemble. One of these sweaters is
charteuse with a tiny collar of black
sequins and pockets to match. Peas-#
ant sweaters with low neck lines are
Blouses Popular
If the warmth of a sweater does not
appeal to you, perhaps you would be
interested in an evening blouse..One
blouse which. is particularly attrac-
tive is of a burnt orange color with
tiny gold threads running through it. Slipsfor M other,
It has long sleeves and a perky bow
at the neck. or New Iride M
Keeping in step with the idea that -
servicemen prefer their dates to be
feminine and lovely, dresses pof net, Lingerie is suitable for every wo-
chiffon, and marquisette are pop-man on your gift list, but keep the
lar. One dreamy sample has a -bodicemaonyu
of white jersey trimmed with gold recipient's needs and personality in
embroidery and a full, flowing skirt mind when you make a selection.
of layers of marquisette. Though style ranges are not quite
Off-the-shoulder necklines are as wide as they used to be, though
much in demand. One fashion de- there are fewer claborate lace trim-
signed to make you look like an angel
in disguise is of white ma'quisette mgs to be found, and though few
with sprays of white feathers around items in pure silk can be found at
a low off-the-shoulder neckline, every woman's price level,aplenty of
Many Pastel Colors "something pury" is available.
This year you can have your choice Fluff-stuff is the thing for the
in colors. Pastels are popular with a bride or engaged girl. Negligee and
very pale pink and black being a suc- gown sets in luscious, heavy satin or
cessful combination. Or if you pre- diaphanous sheers come in sleek, tail-
fer bright, high colors such as Chi- ored models or with ingenue frills.
nese red, yellow, and chartruse, you For a really impressive gift you
certainly won't be disappointed. might add matching slip and panties.
Although there have been rumors 'White is a safe choice in color but
as to the scarcity of evening apparel, pastels are fetching, especially the
there is no such shortage in Ann Ar-
bor shops. The selections are as wide selves either; as a miatter of fact,
as they were last year. There is only they are as wide and flowing as ever.
one divergence: large sizes are par- However, there is a very noticeable
ticularly hard to get, the largest size shortage of evening wraps. One store
in many instances is a 16. However, still has a prize of an all-wool black
this shouldn't bother slim Michigan wrap. It is a Mandarin style etched
coeds. in startling gold braid. Another store
No Skimpy Skirts is featuring short white teddy bear
. There is scarcely any difference in wraps. In view of this very apparent
the types of material now being scarcity, war-time stylists are agreed
shown with those of preceding years. that it is correct and smart this year
The skirts have not been cut down to to top off your most glamorous for-
skimpy imitations of their former mal with, a Chesterfield coat.



Fur Coats

Peasant Garb1

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Colorful Motifs, Vests,

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If she still wrote letters to Santa Ms Add Snarkie
Claus, this year she'd ask for furs. prk
So, this Christmas give her a gift Would one of the gay, colorful fes-
that will warm her heart, a gift that tival costumes of the European pea-
she can "put on." sant fill your heart with joy and
bring a merry twinkle to your eye if
There is hardly any fur that can you could own one?
make a woman look so radiantly ' If you're one of many modern
feminine and young as can a light-' young coeds, it would. Since the
weight, flat fur of Gray India Lamb. real article is not readily available,
It's a coat with great charm and de- ,the versatile Am'erican girl has
cided personality, especially one adapted them to suit her own needs.
At first with her nimble fingers, she
styled, with a tuxedo front and deep embroidered hearts, flowers, vines
cuffs. If she has stated a preference ' and other designs on many of her
for Persian Lamb, let her revel in possessions giving them a touch of
the new young color of the year, the old worldly charm.
natural brown shade-a coat styled Over the worn spot on her sweater
in the smart new Mandarian cut. sleeve, she put a brightly colored felt
in te smrt ew Mndaian ut. heart; she embroidered, flowers on
Tuxed., Fronts Popular I her mittens and.stitched around the
Although full fur coats have a j edge of her blouse collars and her
never-ending appeal, the coat of the, suits. Recently, however, the manu-
season is the one trimmed in fur. A facturers have come to her aid, de-
grand favorite in this line is the coat vising nurerous ways to convey the
with a tuxedo front of sweeping1 peasant spirit.
gray-dyed Bombay Lamb on a back- j One of the cuzes, seen, which
ground of soft-toned aviation green should appeal to any member of the
or cadet blue wool. And for that younger set that likes something
"good" black coat which is smart for j really different is a Miss Muffet vest.
anywhere, anytime wear. see those Surprisingly inexpensive, this wool
coats paved with Persian Lamb - felt novelty is edged with gay rick-
tightly curled, black and shiny like rack braid and laces up the front
polished ebony on smart wools. A with a matching cord. The eyelets
creamy Lynx-dyed Fox trim on a are all embroidered with hearts
natty colored wool coat is also re- intertwined by leaves.
ceiving great applause. To wear with the vest or any other
And there are coats trimmed tux- costume, is a little baby cap with
edo style in Skunk, Leopard, Mink, contrasting trim and a sprig of color-
and Coon, and coats with fur collars ful felt flowers over each ear. To
of your prefered choice. complete the ensemble there is also a
Fur Accessories drawstring bag and mittens with
If your lady already has a fur coat matching trim and harmonizing
or one trimmed in fur, then your gift flowers.
problem is solved. Just match her Another item along the peasant
coat with a custom-made fur hat ac- Line is a pair of gay felt suspenders
companied by a fur muff or bag. which are sure to cause comment
These accessories are made from when you wear them with that new
fine, full skins expertly manipulated ski suit you like so well. f 'if you
to give you a variety of styles. Fa- don't like suspenders or don't need
vorites here are those hats with sky- them, top off that old suit with one
high feathers, others trimmed in of the heavy knit turtle necked.
draped rayon jersey, and still others sweaters embroidered with figures
made of fur cuffs on felt. and scenes reminiscent of winter.
Nobody wants to give foolish gifts After tramping through the snow,
this year. Give her a gift that she'll come in by the fire and slip on a pair
get some good out of-for a long of hand crocheted wool moccasins
time. Give her furs. with leather soles or a pair of warm

Pajaura, Slipper
Combination Is
New Sleep Style
Pajamas are a Christmas gift that
need not be as dull as they sound.
With the variety of stripes, checks,
plaids and prints that are being of-
fered they make an ideal gift.
The very newest and latest idea
that would please anyone are the
pajamas and slippers that match.
The slippers are washable and are
trimmed in the same material as the
pajamas themselves. What coed
wouldn't greet a gift like this on
IChristmas morning.
Cotton and broadcloth have always
been the accepted material for paja-
mas because of their durability but
this year the plain tailored styles
have been dressed up with lace and
embroidery to look just a little more
feminine. Seersucker has recently
invaded the pajama world and is well
liked by anyone who has the laundry
problem to solve as they require no
ironing to look like new.
With the shortage of coal and oil,
the coed who likes to be warm will
welcome pajamas of heavy flannel.
There are some in a bright red and
green plaid which are guaranteed to
radiate heat for the shivering coed.
For a slight additional fee they are
selling nightcaps and bedsocks of
the same flannel material. The bed-
socks are a great boon and as for the
nightcap-well, there are some people
who like to wear nightcaps and your
recipient might even start a new fad
in her own dorm.
The usual styles in pale pink and
blue silk, although not as practical as
cotton pajamas, are always a lovely
gift for the coed who is the feminine
type. These are also shown in small
floral prints.
wool socks with a light weight leath-
er sandal that laces up to your ankle.
Both the moccasins and socks incor-
porate the peasant motif in their lac-
ings and clockwork respectively.
For the glamour girl who likes the
gay peasant charm to brighten up
her dates, there is a lovely little
handpainted wooden compact in
hearts and flowers. If she likes to
wear matching earrings and neck-
laces, there is an attractive heart-
shaped set being shown in some of
the stores. Five hearts decorate the
cord necklace, and the matching ear-
rings are an asset to any ear.

Do your shopping for hint at the
have after shave kits by Yardley,
Houbigant, Lentheric, and
L'Orle. Saw one especially at-
tractive set containing lotion
and a mug filled with soap for
your man in the Army.

Novel Nighties
ake Ideal Gifts
soft, sunny yellow which is very pop-
ular this year.
One or more well cut slips are a
good choice for your mother. Busy
mothers, faced with the laundry slaw-
downs and war activities, will best ap-
preciate slips and panties in knitted
rayon fabrics which need no ironing
to fit smoothly. No, these are not
unglamorous; you'll want some for
yourself when you see this year's
fashions in knits.
If you have a friend who is a war
factory worker or a sports fan, con-
sider woolies-that's right, woolies.
Women whose work require long
hours in draughty places want com-
fortable wool and rayon all-in-ones
not unlike the union suits you wore
to grammar school.
Old Fashioned Longies
Active athletes really like old-fash-
ioned longies for wearing under ski
suits. And they like them in grampa's
favorite scarlet! Skaters will twirl
with more assurance if they have a
pair of smooth, black opera tights
for that professional look.
A charming gift for any feminine
soul of whose size you aren't sure, is
a set of matching satin cases, for
lingerie, stockings, handkerchiefs,
coming in black (very ooh-la-laa! ,
pastels, bride's white, and some deep-
er shades for individualists.


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Just the, Bight Gilt
The Collins Shop is brint-

If you are shopping for some-
thing different this year, go in
and see the attractive cuff links
and stud sets in the JUNE
GREY SHOP. She also has some
cute, eye-catching T-Shirts in
yellow, blue, tan, and red.
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The HAT BOX has some very
lovely 100% wool sweaters ig
pale blue, purple, yellow, navy,
and red for that special Christ-
mas gift. Also saw some darling
rabbit wool hats, fascinators and


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brilliant suggestions for
each woman on your list.
Gifts that carry senti-
muents and are practical
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Purses Lingerie Scarfs
Sweaters Skirts Billfolds
Dickeys Gloves
Slacks Mittens
Snow Suits

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Mimi's sweaters, skirts and blouses are
as long wearing as they are pretty
to look at.

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. . The perfect gift to dress
up an old sweater, or to
complete a new outfit, is a
lovelv costume iewelry set



We saw both frilly and class c
blouses in the DILLON SHOP
to set off your suit. Also noticed
some gold pins that would make
any dress look like a million.

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