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Short Skirts
Shorter skirts and cut-away
shoes are helping to give stock-
ings a more important place in
the well-dressed woman's ward-
At one extreme on the fashion
scale are stockings with clocks
and heeltframes which call at-
tention to the legs with their
elaborateness. At the other ex-
treme are stockings so sheer and
unembellished that they attract
the eye with their very simplicity.
IN THE FIRST category are the
stockings with long, extra-slim
heel reinforcements or with heel
reinforcements that come in a var-
iety of shapes, including twin
In the second category are
stoekings with no seams and
those with practically no heel
and toe reinforcements. These
are designed for every cut of
shoe. -
There are completely toeless,
heeless stockings for the new com-
pletely open shoes and stockings
with reinforcements that end low
on the toe for shoes with deeply
cut vamps.
* * *
OTHERS ARE made with sheer
heels and very slightly reinforced
toes to . accommodate sandles.
"Shadow stockings" are reinforced
as usual, but the yarn is finer so
that the stockings wear as long as
ordinary stockings, but have a
more delicate look.
This spring's hosiery is sheerer
and clearer than ever before.
The shades are so subtle that
they give an almost bare-leg ef-
fect, but at the same time add
just the right touch of color to
accent the rest of one's costume.
The shades range from the most
delicate beiges to transparent mid-
night blues. They are designed to
complement this season's colored
shoes, as well as dresses.
THEY ARE ALSO designed to
complement skin color and the
experts advise that a woman
should keep the color of her skin
her dress and her shoes in mind
when shopping for stockings.
They also offer a reminder
that any stocking, no matter
how lovely, has to be exactly the
right fit if it is to show off one's
legs to the best advantage. Size
alone is not an adequate guide as
to which stocking will fit.
There is a stocking proportioned
to fit every leg and the shopper
should be sure that she has select-
ed the right proportion if she
wants her stockings to flatter her
legs that way the designers meant
them to.

BrightEaster Bonnet fids Morale

A well chosen Easter bonnet can
ot only brighten an entire Sun-
ay costume, but also boost the
wearer's morale a thousand fold.
Considering that a new Easter
suit can be so expensive,, women
>ften rely on a hat alone for their
newness on Easter morn, and
rightly so.
It is easy to take the old navy
felt hat which was worn with the
natching standby gabardine suit,
,xchange it for a bright kelly
straw or panama white linen and
hen carry out this theme in the
other accessories.
* * *
THERE ARE MANY things to
be considered in the purchase of
z new Easter bonnet, and the
ashion trend is not one of the
A new hat should suit the
wearer, her wardrobe and her
It is an axiom among millinery
dealers, that short people should
not wear tiny, flat hats for it
only accentuates her size. Similar-
ly, the head piece of tall women
is not quite at its best if it has
a high, wide brim. The maxim-
avoid extremes!
* * *
IT USED TO BE the rule that
redheads avoided bright reds and
blondes stayed away from pale
whites and yellows, but women
are determined to be different and
now wear these seemingly incom-
oatible combinations with sur-
prisingly great success.
The color is of prime import-
ance. The emphasis in acces-
sories lately has not been on
matching colors, nor or con-
trast, but rather on subtle color
variations in the gloves, shoes
and hat.
Mixed browns and shades of
grey can be extremely flattering
.* * *
Flowers Aid
Hat [designer
Fresh flowers to set off the new
Easter bonnet is perhaps one of
the most popular ideas millinery
experts have had lately.
Instead of a ribbon, veil or
feathers, fresh flowers add not
only a pleasing scent, but also em-
phasize the nearness of Spring.
A sprig of bright yellow daf-
fodils on black straw, or pink
roses on a white linen hat will
brighten any Easter outfit.
Also multi-colored crocuses, or
gale blue field flowers, accented
with deep green leaves, can be not
only inexpensive, but smart-look-
ing with any suit.
The flowers need not be expen-
sive to be lovely. They can even
be homegrown in the few weeks
still left before Easter morn.

EASTER BONNETS-With the arrival of spring, feminine minds
turn to thoughts of the annual Easter Parade. Mary Stein, '50,
follows the trend of the times by selecting the proper chapeau to
complement the freshness and gayety of the season.
* * * * * *

with a bright colored basic where-
as varying shades of lavender can
do wonders for a soft pearl grey
wool dress. The emphasis here is
on complete unity of the outfit.
* * *
individual matter. Hats range in
price from $1 on up and the best
looking ones are not necessarily
the most expensive. Women are
tending, more and more, to create
their own style remembering first
of all the importance of simplicity.
When making a purchase in
the milinery department, one
other thing to remember is to

use two mirrors. The hat may
look lovely from the front view,
but it must also suit the profile
and the hair style in back.
Many hats now on sale consist
of merely a skeleton or frame-
work which can be used with
varying colors and textures in
ribbons and flowers. Smart buyers
know how to make use of these
inexpensive fundamentals.
A few millinery saleswomen may
try to convince a prospective buyer
that "This is the newest thing"
in color or style, but if is does not
suit her size, her wardrobe and
her budget, it is a poor buy.

Fashion Study
Tour of Europe
Being Planned
Students To Embark
in July from N.Y.
A European fashion study tour,
is now being planned for this sum-
mer to enrich the background of
college students and others inter-
ested in fashion careers.
Students will leave New York
early in July by ship and disem-
bark at Naples, visiting Capri.
Proceeding to Rome, they will see;
the Vatican as well as the fore-
most Italian couturier establish-,
ments and silk mills.
them to Florence, the Italian Ri-
viera, Monte Carlo, Nice, Cannes,
the French Alps, Geneva and Lau-
sanne in Switzerland, and then
to Lyons, France, where the spe-
cial curriculum will begin with
visits to the renowned silk mills
From Lyons the group will go
to Paris, where the principal ac-
tivities of the Travel and Study
program are scheduled.
These will include lectures at the
Paris Academy of Fine Arts, the
Academy of Commercial Studies,
and at the Sorbonne, as well as
seminars and interviews at the
most celebrated establishments of
"haute couture," notably Ballen-
ciaga, Chanel, Dior, Fath, Lelong,
Maguy, and Patou; also Reboux,
Descat, and Suzy Millinery. Fash-
ion lectures will be delivered by
Dior, Fath, and Schiapparelli,
among others.
* * *
THE PROGRAM is under the
sponsorship of the Chambre Syn-
dicale de la Haute Couture Pari-
cienne, and members of the group
who satisfactorily complete the
course will be awarded a special
certificate, forming the basis for
the recommending of college aca-
demic credit here
While on the continent the
group will attend theatre, opera,
concert, and ballet performances
in the various cities to be visit-
They will also attend some of
this summer's festivals and spe-
cial music and drama programs at
Lucerne, Edinburgh, Salzburg, and
the Passion Play at Oberammer-
gau, which will not be given again
for another ten years.
* * *
SIDE TRIPS from Paris will
take the group to Rheims, Char-
tres and Versailles. Then the stu-
dy tour goes on to England, with
stops at places of both historical
and fashion interest in the London
Luxemburg, Holland and Bel-
gium are the final stops on the
trip, and the return trip to New
York will be made by air around
the first of September. .
The tour is limited to a small
group, and the all-expense cost
for two months is $1,200. Further
information is available from Dr.
Donald K. Beckley, Director, Prince
School of Retailing, Simmons Col-
lege, Boston, Mass., under whose
academic direction the trip will
be made, or from Travel and
Study, Inc., 110 East 57th Street,
New York City, which is making
all the arrangements for the trip.

Weather report for the fashion
world this spring is fair and sun-
Regardless of what the weather
outside may be, many of this
spring's ensembles have their own
sunshine built right in. The sun-
shine is in the colors-red, yel-
low and orange which, paradoxi-
cally enough, are taking the fash-
ion world by storm.
* * *
THE OUTLOOK on red is dif-
ferent than it's ever been before.
No longer is red a color that must
be worn sparingly as something
to brighten up a wardrobe. It's
still used as a "brightener," but
it's also gaining status as a basic
Red is being used lavishly this
spring. Red dresses and red
coats are app3aring more and
more frequently on the fash-
ion scene. No longer is it


they're Wonderfaille
they're Washable
they're Wonderful

Bright Colors Found in Fashion Spotlight

necessary, according to the
fashion experts, to wear only
neutral accessories with red.
Now red can be seen with red
accessories-red shoes, red bag,
red hat and red gloves.
This doesn't mean that the
fashionable are not wearing red
with other colors this spring. Red
still adds something extra to a
gray, black or navy ensemble.
* * *
YELLOW AND, orange are not
just yellow and orange any more.
Now they're a whole new portion
of the sunshine spectrum, rang-
ing from the brightest daffodil
through beige - yellow, apricot,
peach and burnt orange. .
They appear in all sorts of
places on the fashion scene.
There are yellow jersey dresses
which, the fashion "experts say,
are wonderful with black or leo-

pard. There are orange diesses,
also and shorty coats in both
Yellow and orange shoes are
stepping out into their placein
the sun. There are barefoot san-
dals that combine the two colors
or that combine one of them with
red. There are shoes in solid yel-
low and orange. Pink is entering
the footwear world along with the
other "sunshine colors."
NOWHERE is yellow shown to
better advantage than in leather
bags and gloves. Some of them are
available in sets with shoes to
match. Orange, too, is not being
left out of the bag and glove de-
All in all, it looks like this spring
is going to be sunnier than ever
before for the fashion-wise wom-





Standard Wear Takes Back Seat
As Kilts Tee Off on Qolf Links

by Jane Holly

The new "New Look" which has
spread its influence everywhere,
has not missed the golf links.
Gone are the tailored dressed,
tweed skirts and comfortable
sweaters, standard wear for wo-
men golfers for years. The femin-
ne golfer of 1950 shows not only
her skill but her legs as well.
* * *

replaced by
These smart
variety of

TWEED skirts are
short pleated kilts.
kilts are made in a
materials including

broadcloth, linen and checkered
worsted cotton.
Topped by a contrasting
blouse or classical shirt, the new
combination has more style and
allows more freedom than the
tailored dress which it replaced.
Bermuda-length shorts are also
a new favorite. Found in a variety
of colors, they brighten the links
and also double for beachwear.
coats add that "certain something"
to any outfit. This year they come
in cotton, light wool and corduroy,
designed especially to allow move-
ment of the arms.
The emphasis on golfwear was
directly influenced by the number
of college girls who turned to golf
as a favorite sport.
The library of Cambridge, Eng-
land contains 1,250,000 books in
23 miles of shelves. These shelves
are so arranged that every book
is within arm's reach of a man of
average height.



Flatter your wardrobe with one of these
New Blouses . . . washable because
they're wonder faille. Jewel neck, cap
sleeve with applique lace detailing and
embroidery yoke. Many other lovely

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A Cordial
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Classic Blacks and Navys
Plus the newest Spring
Pastels and Prints

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Photo by Ed Kozma ' Modeled by Janet Dewey

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