TH E MICHIGAN DAILY-
SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 1950
Spring Features Brighter Colors
Sleek Lines, Novelty Materials
Highlight Dressy Suits This Year
By MARGE REUBENE '
Looking ahead to warmer
weather, stylists from New York
to France prophesy a great de-
parture from traditional spring
garb in every dress detail.
Spring of 1950 promises sunny,
sunny colors andpfresh fabrics.
Exhilerating yellow edged in
'Round her neck she wore flow-
ers, beads, scarfs and ribbons.
The Mam'selle of 1950 will have
an entirely new look around the
neckline this year.
Men will probably look twice or
maybe three times at the charm-
ing woman who walks down the
street this season-for what will
he see but long dangling earrings
dropping from the tip of the ear
to just about the top of her' shoul-
THE EARRINGS may be in sil-'
ver or gold loops, or in pearls and
diamonds for evening attire. The!
dangling accessories tend to break
the "giraffe look" due to short hair
Pearls, pearls, pearls-six and
seven strands will be worn with
the high and low necklines.
Bright colored costume beads of
tangerine, canary yellow and
cherry red will be wound around
a scarf tucked in the suit neck-
* * *
IF MAM'SELLE wishes she may
pin a flower on the lapel or direct-
ly at the neckline of the suit.
Flowers this year are definitely on
To complement the strapless
cocktail dress, women will wear
a contrasting velvet or satin
ribbon entwined around the
neck and fastened to the top of
the dress with a brilliant clip.
There are a number of ways in
which scarfs may be tied to give
the dress a different appearance.
Whether it's ribbons, flowers or
beads the outlook for Spring neck-
wear will be gay.
black, ice-orange, brilliant tur-
quoise and camellia-pink all con-
tribute to the sprakling spectrum.
SILK SHANTUNG that rustles
like taffeta, silk organdy and chif-
fon are gay additions to the lighter
fabrics. Cool rayon, used more ex-
tensively than ever, is one of the
few carryovers from last year.
Checks will be seen every-
where, according to fashion ex-
Very startling is one designer's
version of a decollete neckline
with a tiny, turned-up collar. The
fitted bodice has pleat detail run-
ning into straight, short sleeves.
Deep, black cuffs terminate the
sleeves for added interest.
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ACCENT of this dress is on the
tiny waist, characterized by a
narrow, set-in belt and further
slenderized by a billowy skirt
Deep pockets are slid into the
Dropped shoulders, dating
back to the 17th century will
be trotted out in new array,
say French stylists. Full, puffed
and with turned back cuffs, they
are combined with numerous
Pleats from neck to hem will
also typify spring in France. Es-
pecially note-worthy is one de-
signer's creation in turquoise
shantung. He combines a shirt-
waist top with pleated skirt. The
pleats are stitched down to thigh
length and then swirl free. The
shoulders, of course, are dropped
in the new fashion.
GEORGETTE PLEATS in back
and front are exemplified by an-
other French creation. Belted at
the waist, this dress defies the
predominant straight lines of yes-
terday and today by its graceful
Navy, with more white than
ever, will be seen in Easter out-
fits. Huge, starched white col-
lars, almost cape-like in depth
will accentuate many dark
Skirts will be shorter as pre-
dicted but will not be unbecoming.
According to the person's height,
they will be fourteen or fifteen
inches from the floor.
New on the millinery market are
sun hats which feature remov-
able brims making them suitable
for all occasions.
In Hat Selection
Lady, if you want a new hat,
take your husband along!
It seems that, according to a
leading hat designer, men just love
to spend money on their wives'
If the lady of the house goes
down to buy herself a chapeau, she
usually has a guilt complex a mile
wide if she spends anything over
five dollars. But her husband is
inclined to go all out and spend
his next week's pay just so his
spouse can have the hat of her
If you take the hat home to him,
he won't like it, but if you take
him to the hat, his proverbial male
ego is lifted, and he'll buy anything
your heart desires.
This year's "dressy" suits have
an elegant touch, according to
Sleek lines, novelty materials
and unique details are character-
istic of many. Stylists have add-
ed velvet and beading to the con-
ventional suit and converted it
into a costume appropriate for
more formal occasions.
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ONE NEW YORK designer has
added brilliant scarlet revers to
a salt and pepper grey wool. The
suit is double-breasted and its
nipped-in waist is highlighted by
a double row of deep grey buttons.
A fashion from Paris com-
bines a clinging black wool skirt
with a full jacket in navy satin.
A black leather belt, gathering
the waist, creates a peplum ef-
Crease resistant pinw ale faile
is made use of in one design which
features a wide, spread collar and
faile covered buttons to the neck.
Large scallops circle the bottom
of the snug-fitting jacket and the
hip pockets are decorated with
bows of the same material.
A SILK AND WOOL jersey suit
features a new neckline, dipped
low for pearls and femininity. The
pearl grey of this costume is re-
lieved by a startling white linen
Luncheon suits are being cre-
ated in rich rayon taffeta, bead-
ed in intricate designs. Navy
and black are significant colors
in this style.
New York designers advocate a
triple collared suit in lustrous gab-
erdine for dinner occasions. This
suit is completed with slim skirt
and jutting pockets.
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THE DAY AND evening suit is
becoming popular this year. One
design shows a strapless dress
with camisole top, covered by a
fitted jacket. The jacket is belted
and features turned back cuffs
and a starched white collar.
Newest news from Paris is
the straight suit skirt with loose
panels of material draped from
the waist in front and both
sides. The suit is highlighted by
vivid colors and its outline is
completed by a long sleeved
jacket with a daringly cut neck-
From Paris also comes the idea
of a removable collar made com-
pletely of pearls. The collar is
worn with a severely cut' suit
which buttons to a plain round
* * *
OVERTHROWING this year's
style of slim skirts is one entirely
different suit in fine gaberdine.
The s kirt uses inverted pleats to
create fullness from waist to hem.
A narrow belt gathers the
numerous yards of jacket into
an hourglass outline. Long full
sleeves are tight at the wrist and
have smart, tiny cuffs.
Wing sleeves are coming back
into style as designers strive to
use more material in suit jackets.
The rather bulky jackets produced
are either belted or allowed to
hang in graceful flowing lines.
Buttons, bows, belts and false
pockets are being used to add in-
terest to the former casual suit.
Straight skirts are often pegged
and have tiny or long slits at the
hem. This season's suits are new
in all respects.
P.J.'s To Stress Cool Feeling
Now you can be cool while you
According to a leading manu-
facturer of pajamas, disci'iminat-
ing women this year are voicing
an overwhelming demand for brev-
ity in sleeping apparel.
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THE LONG sleeved, long legged
high necked pajama is gone with
the natural look. Sleeves went first,
since it seems that even a sugges-
tion of sleeves is psychologically
poor for introducing that cool
High necks have given way to
deep, scooped out U-necks, and
camisole tops with lace bands.
Trouser legs have been abbrevi-
ated to shorts or pedal pusher
Even materials have undergone
a transition. Flannels and heavy
cottons have become, for summer
comfort, lawn, cotton plisse, and
lightweight cotton broadcloth.
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THE BIGGEST news in paja-
Give her one of our beautiful robes-the one pictured
above or any other from our complete selection. We
have travel coats for your trips, in plain pastels, rayon
crepes in summery prints with bright colored ties,
271he VAN IURENSOp
8 NICKELS ARCADE
mas is the double duty trend. It
seems that they can be worn not
only for utter comfort in sleeping,
but for absolute fashion in the
Another trend is simply a
man's shirt. When it isn't worn
for sleeping, it can be teamed
with dungarees or shorts.
Three and four piece outfits are
coming into their own. For tra-
velling and for comfort at home,
these ensembles can also double
as play suits. For instance, one
outfit consists of a cotton cardi-
gan short coat worn over a little
boy's plaid shirt and solid color
suspender shorts with plaid cuffs.
If an up-to-date miss sleeps late
this summer with company await-
ing her below, she need not have
a worry in the world. She can come
down in her pajamas, calm and
confident, because she knows she
looks as if she were all dressed
for her tennis date. Ah, this atom-
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Top of Tailoring
MISS BETTY PfRMENTER
3jammna i eta, '52
OFF ON HER EASTER HOLIDAY
Rosenblum of California
this perfectly-detailed casual
suit has superb lines and
the finest hand details.
Two-Skirt Suit. . . $49.95
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A cordial invitation is extended to all . . . Cone and inspect a complete
selection of Spring and Summer lovelies . . . All tissue-fresh, all down-
to the-second fashions, all fine-crafted, and at values that are kind to
A navy bolero, button-trimmed,
with button-on blouse of sheer
nylon. New all-around pleated
skirt. A morning-till-night frock,
dressy enough for all afternoon
Full-swing coat of gabardine, 3-
gored, with new drop shoulder and
moulded, fitted hipline. Bright
taffeta lining, with matching tie.
For Juniors $59.50
Photo by W. Barth
Modeled by Mary Helfrich
For that very special
;,.Three-piece black-and-white John
Walters shepherd check. The
short, semi-fitted suit jacket is
worn under a full-backed topper.
Straight pencil silhouette skirt. To .
formal with white pique top
and chenille dotted skirt.
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