SUND41AY, DECEM~BER 11, 1940
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Male Fashion Experts Advise
SpecialCare of Tux, Tails
Christmas, J-Hop Formals Replenish Stock
Of Local Stores in Varied Colors, Cuts, Prices
It takes more than a quick run!
to Sam the Tailor's and the aid of
a roommate to cut an imposing
figure for that formal dance, cam-
pus lotharios have discovered.
Wholesale ignorance on males'
parts of what to wear, how much
to wear and how to wear it has
occasioned many a groan of dis-
gust and sheer amazement from
clothes-conscious coeds. They
know they must go through an af-
ternoon of torture to doll their
torsos; why shouldn't their dates
put in more time and judgment
MALE FASHION experts agree
that an overdose of last-minute
cleaning, cutting and general
primping is unnecessary. Complete
mutual satisfaction in appearance,
they say, may be gained by follow-
ing a few simple suggestions:
1. That in-between-formals
dust and lint will be a thing of
the past if you hang your tux in
a full-length garment bag, cello-
phane or heavy paper bag.
THIS PRACTICE assures pro-.-
tection against undue wrinkling,
brought about by a couimon guess
I'll shove all my clothes to one side
of the closet to give my roommate
some space' attitude.
2. Stiff tuxedo shirts, after
laundering, shonld be kept as
far apart as possible from other
shirts in that crowded drawer.
Constantly dhoving it to one side
to get at those schoolshirts only
necessitates a new pressing,
easily avoidable when stored in
a relatively empty drawer or
that spacious closet shelf.
3. Jewelry accessories (cufflinks,
shirt studs, tie clips) should be
isolhted in a box or case for that
purpose. Pity the poor male when,
with a date to pick up in five min-
utes, he can't find any of his
Swank collarbuttons or links!
THE ENSEMBLE need not be
patterned after what Adolphe
Menjou was last seen wearing;
simplicity and good taste are the
keynotes to a happy formal.
Basic "taboos" are black tux,
maroon handkerchief in lapel;
cufflinks and studs that don't
match; and unshined black shoes.
By BARBARA SMITH I
With holiday balls in sight and
J-Hop just around the corner, co-
eds are turning their thoughts to'
suitable formal fashions.
In answer to demand, local
stores have replenished their stock,
of evening dresses and are featur-
ing formals appropriate to the
Carrying out the formal Christ-
was theme, satins and velvets, in
both dark green and warm, deep
red, have taken a prominent place
in the store windows.
A WIDE SELECTION of strap-
less gowns are being offered, for
Ann Arbor buyers have found
them to be the favorite style
among Michigan coeds.
As for cost, local saleswomen
state that students here choose
formals in the 25 to 40 dollar
bracket. Prices range, however,
from $16.95 up, with some crea-
tions passing the $100 mark.
An innovation in formal wear is
the use of nylon net, marquisette,
and tulle. Evening dresses made or
trimmed in these materials are
available in white, red, and in soft
* * *
REPLACING cotton net, the ny-
lon fabric has the advantage of
greater durability. It is not as eas-
ily torn as is cotton, and it re-
quires no pressing.
Surprising though it may
seem, formals made from nylon
are no more expensive than
were the dresses they replaced.
This is explained by the
fact that cotton net skirts must
be fashioned with two layers of
material in order to give them the
needed body and form. The nylon
* * * *
Sharpen those scissors!
The word has arrived from our,
designers in New York that the
shortie length coat will definitely
be '"it" in the spring fashion
world. Few full-length toppers
will be shown as coats seem to'
be following the trend in women's
appearal toward shorter and short-
Belted and full back coats will
share the limelight with half-belts
and inverted pleats adding a new
effect in spring wear.
Ccmbination of checks, plaids,
and solid colors are being shown
now to buyers from leading stores
all over the country. Predomin-
ating color for spring will be white
with navy blue and beige not far
behind in popularity. Pastels will
also be shown in many and vary-
Button and collar detail will be
especially different next year with
notched, stand-up and shawl ef-
fect collars running races for pop-
ularity. The fly front, however,
will continue to be in style.
Novelty materials for spring
coats will be a welcome sight to
the coed who would like to get
away from the usual wool and
gabardine. Chinchilla cloth is be-
ing revived for outdoor wear and
will be displaying itself on the
college campus this spring.
Clip your jackets, too, as the
newest length will be waist length.
Both jackets and coats will be lin-
ed with contrasting materials and
colors for a new effect.
Rose Print Designs Featured
In New Silk, Rayon Creations
Mention of print dresses brings
to mind roses as this theme pre-
dominates in the latest silk and
Appropriate attire for the young
and for the sophisticated may be
found in a number of collections
by famous designers. Although
they are not all prints the rose
theme is developed in other ways.
One black marquisette creation
had a bouffant skirt entirely of
petals. A mauve satin was shown
with cascades of silken roses on
either side of a flaring skirt.
Ingenuity was displayed in
other gowns. Yellow talisman
veiled in green net on the bodice
of a bouffant dress was shown
by one designer. Other varia-
tions were huge pink roses set on
a short organdy frock, and pink
roses studding the draped stole
of a Nattier blue organdy.
Fine embroidered Swiss organ-
dy made up one frock with raised
roses over bluish pink wrapped
at the pleated line of the decol-
letage with tender green.
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Rabideau's Food Market
FORMAL FASHION-The strapless evening dress has proven to
be the favorite style in formal wear among Michigan coeds. Nancy
Eichenlaub and Sherry Truesdell, pictured above, model a pale
blue taffeta and a pink net.
721 E Huron
net, although a more expensive;
cloth, requires only one layer, thus
balancing the cost of manufacture.
* * *
A MORE UNIQUE material in
the field of formal fashion is cor-
duroy. It was first introduced last
year and received immediate ap-
proval from the public. Many de-
signers are featuring it again this
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FOR THE BATH
Bath Oil $1.75. Bath Salts $1.75-
Bubble Bath $1.75. Bath Powder $1.50
De Luxe Soap (3 cakes to a box) $2.00
Not shown-Bouquet Tweed $1.25 to $4.00,
with atomizer $1.60 and $2.60
And, of course, your beloved Tweed Perfume
from $1.75 to $57.50 (Prices plus taxes)
U eA uarrY
SOUTH STATE AT NORTH UNIVERSITY
Unique accessories capture the
fancy and finance of even the most
Recently fashion designers have
come up with some fabulous
wardrobe complements which they
guarantee will tempt the best bal-
anced budget. Enterprising crea-
tors have put innovations on the
market which will glamorize mi-
lady from toe tips to her stylishly
An exclusive New York shoe
firm has introduced the latest in
dressy foot wear, lace slippers.
The shoes are being shown in soft
kidskin. The lace is laid in black
or white, which may be dyed in
A VARIETY of popular styles
are presented, some with the ad-
dition of a glittery rhinestone clip
or a pert lace and leather bow.
Among -the collection are sling
pumps, ankle straps and opera
pumps. All are cut low to flatter
the tapering lines of the ankle
Imported straight from France
is another unusual accessory
which would set off a pair of
the lace slippers described above
most strikingly. In imitation of
the fashions of the twenties,
French women have taken to
wearing lace flounces, fastened
at the waist, over cocktail dresses
and evening gowns.
Now American women have
adopted the trend and lace over-
skirts in many colors, including
white for the bridal gown, are
being shown in feminine apparel
shops in the nation's fashion cen-
TO COMPLETE the list of new
lace accessories stoles, also im-
ported from France, are being
featured. They are designed par-
ticularly for formal wear and
serve as subtle accents to bare
Something brand new in the
realm of lingerie for lounging
was shown at a New York fash-
ion show recently.
Models garbed in fur bras were
effective show stoppers. The brasj
were styled in flat furs, mainly
mink, ermine, leopard and broad-
tail. They provide novel attire for
women during their moments of
* * *
THE COMMON sweater, foun-
dation of all campus wardrobes,
has undergone a drastic meta-
morphosis inspired by the Pari-
The latest in casual sweater
styles is the fur sweater, which
blouses like a cardigan and is
ribbed at the waist and cuffs.
The most popular designs come
in black persian lamb.
The purse collector and those
who dislike groping through vol-
uminous handbags will find a
valuable (and expensive) addi-
tion to their evening bags in the
stream-lined, compact version,
known as the "Magpie." It is
only 10/a inches long by a few
inches in width and boasts re-
markable carry-all capacity.
The bag is being shown in
rhinestone-studded black satin or
suede. Within its slim confines it
holds an unbelieveable numbertof
gold and jeweled fittings including
a change purse, cigarette case,
lipstick, encased comb, perfume
box, keychain with attached flash-
light and a compact.
For the most wonderful
gift of all, give black
black, in styles to suit
every taste, will make
this Christmas the best
ever. DeIicate trim-
ming adds a flattering
Also in Rayon Crepe
Lavish is the Alencon type
lace that makes a wide
ribbon enhanced double-
ruffle at the bottom of this
flirtatious petticoat. Of
beige, Bur-mil rayon.
Small, medium, large.
iTIKLe VAN BUREN
8 NICKELS ARCADE
Electrical Appliances are
Hamilton-Beach .................. .$38.50
Knapp-Monarch .................. .$34.50
(complete with juice extractor)
General Electric Lightweight ..........$11.95
Westinghouse ............ . ....$11.95
Sunbeam. ........................ $12.95
American Beauty...................$12.95 F
General Mills........... .. ...........$12.50.
(steam attachment, $8.95). $1.5
General Electric Steam Irons......... $17.95 x
W e.o .................. $38.95
Other Nationally Advertised Brands. .$29.95 up
Toastmaster ...................... .$21.50
General Electric .......... ......... .$21.95
tif t Hobe
Christmas giving and
yourself . . . these
full length and shortie
robes. In wools, flan-
nels, quilted cotton,
All colors. Sizes 9-18.
9e Ae& NYLON r CAiamaH p
DAINTY and F
to fit. Launder
them the next
Nightgowns in white,
r them o
NE ... moulded
ne minute, wear
Sl9ps in wit, black,
' ;e > blu 011d pink.