ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 1951
U' Coeds Model New Spring, Summer
Balmy Breezes Bring Cotons
Into Fashion Spotlight Again
Colors Will Look Good Enough To Eat,
Filmy Fabrics To Highlight Easter Parade
By JO KETELHUT
Although the mercury continues to do gymnastics on the vertical
bar, one warm spring day in Ann Arbor causes the Michigan coed
to contemplate packing her sweaters away in mothballs and crossing
the Diag in bright, gay cottons.
With Easter but an egg's throw away, her fancies blithely turn
to thoughts of new spring outfits and even summer playclothes.
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THE AFTER-CLASS rush to the drugstore counters for ice cream
cones will soon take piace again. With the interest in fashions this
year, coeds will probably be buying ice cream flavors to match the
colors of their new spring cottons.
For clothes colors are good enough to eat this spring and
most of them have culinary names: iced coconut, banana, honey,
butter, strawberry ice, currant, white wine, French vanilla, pump-
Many tones of white-wax, white rose, magnolia-will be popular
shades for weekend party dresses, as well as blue-tinged pinks, called
sherry orchid, and violet tones from pale mauve to wood violet. The
1951 navy is a little lighter, and will be given a run for first place on
campus by steel blue. Boldly massed black and white will also enjoy a
return visit to the spring fashion circle. Gray will continue to have
a place in the color line but brown may be a spring dark horse.
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FABRICS WILL BE light as air to match the lighter spring
shades. Tissue taffeta, zephyr woolens, wool chiffon and wool that
looks like linen are the newest fabric report from New York and
All over embroidered linen, eyelet linen, organza, oriental
gauze, silk prints and spring flannels may make their appearance
in coed quarters in another month.
Anything does not go anymore. The era of slap-happy separates
has ended. Clothes-conscious coeds will match a coat and dress, a
suit and a coat or a\ suit and a stole. The match is not always a
matter of material but may lie in a linking color or a relating lining.
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THE APPAREL-WISE coed will watch for evening dresses with
all the intricate furbelows of 18th Century or Edwardian dressmaking
skirts which look strict though they compromise for walking
'east with "back flips" . . . necklaces which have risen discretely but
backs which are coming out into the open .. .
ABOVE-In bolero dress of lace over satin, Else Jorgensen stands prepared for fraternity party,
Union dance or any dressy occasion. Her open strap pumps match the lacey pattern of the dress.
Dorothy Bowersox and Ruth Olsen, seated before the mirrors, select perfumes to compliment their
clothes. The dresses they wear have trim tailored lines and are made in smooth, silky materials.
BELOW-Presenting a preview of the Easter parade, Peggy Reed, Nancy Marin and Lou Boonstra
(left to right) wear the newest in spring suit fashions. Their suits illustrate that both checks and
solid colors will be popular this year, whether combined or worn separately.
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