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March 26, 1950 - Image 7

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MichigQn Coeds Model Lcitest Sprlng o ege I


1. Posing in suits and hats, especially appropriate outfits for the Easter holidays, are (left to right)
Mary Ann Singler, Junell Doty, Jean Decker, Jo Poch and Maxine Reed. Miss Singler and Miss Reed
are wearing navy, always a popular shade in suits, and Miss Poch is modeling a tan ensemble. A
grey checked jacket combined with a solid grey skirt is being worn by Miss Doty. Miss Decker is
posing in a suit of rose tweed topped with a three quarter length coat of broad stripes.
2. Pauline Zimmerman, Terry Matheson, Carol S ehumacher and Mary Jo McCormick greet the
spring season in cool cottons. Ranging from the strictly tailored sports dress to the smocked frock
trimmed with lace, cottons will take the spot light in the class room this season.
3. Wearing denim pedal pushers and shorts Mona Pick and Barbara Little invite Ellie Hewlitt, in
sweater and slacks, to join them in a game of tennis. Denim will be a featured fabric in sportswear
this spring.

Easter Bonnet
Time Nears
Fashions Suggest
Roaring Twenties
Even back in the good old days
when grandpa twirled a mean
mustache, the members of the
feminine sex always managed to
steal the show in the annual Eas-
ter parade with their competition
as to the springest hat and gown
in town.
Hemlines have been hiked up
and down, bustles have returned
and disappeared, and still milady
manages to be the center of at-
traction in the parade of fashions,
regardless of how slicked up her
escort is. The members of the
stronger sex have finally bowed to
the competition and nowadays
the women have the limelight all'
to themselves.
* * *
THIS SPRING will see a collec-
tion of hats, dresses and shoes
which seem reminescent of the
rare and roaring twenties, but
still the fashions of 1950 have a
trademark all their own. The suit,
basis of many a feminine ward-
robe, is currently being seen in'
checks and solids ranging from
the pastel hues to the ever popu-
lar darker tones.
Bustles are on the rebound as
are big and square pockets,
Skirts are still slim and straight,
but the hemlines are rising, as
are the hopes of men, as more
and more of the feminine leg is
Suits are even making their ap-
pearance in the line of date dress-
es, with bolero jackets being shown
as compliments to darker sleeve-
less dresses. The standard basic
dress, in lighter shades, has long
been a necessity in every coed's
closet. With simple lines and the
ability of being altered with vari-
ous accessories, this type of gown
may be worn for all occasions'
ranging from the most casual to
dressy events.
THE MAJORITY of hats which
will blossom forth this season are
closefitting to the head and a de-
finite compliment to the shorter
hair styles being seen.
Shiny straws and panamas are
at the head of the list of ma-
terials being used, heavily decor-
ated with the gayest of spring
flowers and fruit. Ribbon and
ti -A ad t fh i final tainh to

Co tton Makes
Dressy Debut
This Spring
King Cotton, long an outstand-
ing personality in the world of
playclothes, has finally come into
his own in the way of styles for
dressier and more formal occa-
When the Paris designers, long
looked to womankind as the
rulers of the fashion world, recent-
ly presented their new spring col-
lections, old man cotton was clear-
ly evident on the scene.
MAKING ITS debut a few years
ago as a fabric worthy of mentiei
for outfits other than playclothes,
cotton has rapidly grown in popu-
larity with the coming of each
new season.
This year will see cotton plaids
which feature a cross pattern of
gold bars giving the material the
appearance of ancient brocade.
This fabric is being widely used
for dinner dresses which feature
the ever-popular off-the-shoul-
der neckline and the newly
shortened hemline, 16 inches
from the floor. The higher hem-
line is softened by a low fullness
of the skirt, while the neckline
dips to a deep V in back.
For this definitely new and dif-
ferent look in necklines, many of
the women of fashion are wearing
necklaces backwards so that the
medallion. falls down into the V.
* * *
GOLD THREADS are also being
woven into other cotton materials
such as white pique. Many dinner
suits with lowered waistlines and
slim tailoring are being shown in
this fabric.
With the shorter length eve-
ning gown making its appear-
ance on the fashion scene, yellow
pique cut in the sheath fashion
of the twenties, is being featured.
To add a more graceful aid ele-
gant look, panels of confrasting
hues fall from each hip.
Cottons with a silk-like sheen,
plus the lighter weight materials,
are all being introduced to the
world of higher society with adap-
tations making it suitable for all
occasions. * *
IN ITS MORE familiar field of
casual and playclothes, cotton is
proving a's popular as ever before.
Low waisted box jackets which
reach almost to the length of the
shorts themselves are being shown
in pastel shades which are in def-
inite contrast to the shorts of a
darker shade. The jackets feature
long sleeves and high necklines
bounded with pointed collars, and
large square pockets decorate the
The peddle pusher and longer
Bermuda shorts which reach
practically to the knees are also
proving popular among the
members of the fashion world.
For classes and casual dates,
warm weather dresses in light and
summery pastel solids and.plaids
are currently in the limelight.
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4. The latest in spring shoe fashions are shown above. For formal
occasions, the black lattice work shoe is popular while the pump
with the medium heel and low cut on the sides is a favorite for a
somewhat more casual outing. The medium heel is also featured
with the sling back making a neat looking shoe to wear with
summer suits. Wedges and loafers maintain popularity this season
while strapped sandles, as those shown on the far right, are in
vogue and dome in a variety of colors.

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