THE MICHIGAN DAILY
In Suit Parade
Three New Outfits
From One Ensemble
By MAD DAVIS
The ever popular basic suit need
no longer be worn only to football
This spring suits, while becoming
more feminine, have also changed
their makeup with a new change-
about scheme based on a three-
A SUIT,.a dress, and a dinner
dress are combined in the en-
semble, all for the price of one
The side-wrapped skirt and
the petal-hipped jacket can be
worn together as a suit. The
camisole top may be added to
be worn as a dress with a jacket.
For a short dinner dress, the
jacket is left at home in the
closet. The favorite material for
the outfit is faille, in any color.
THE SAME TRICK is used in a
combination featuring a bat-
winged jacket, a narrow slit skirt,
and a cuffed, bow-trimmed bodice.
Suits are also being shown in
four piece combinations, includ-
ing the suit itself, a weskit and a.
Usually shown in checked sum-
mer wool, the extra skirt is in a
plain color, but the weskit is
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LIGHT PASTEL PLAIDS are in
the news this spring, not only in
the ensembles mentioned above,
but also in the perennial suit and
coat combination. The coat can be
worn as a spring topper with other
Femininity is the byword in
the suit silhouette for the season.
*Featuring smaller shoulders, a
nipped-in waist and shorter jac-
kets, this year's suit no longer re-
sembles the broad-shouldered
stern-lined man's suit.
FLARED HIPS add to the pic-
ture, and leather belts are shown
as the perfect complement to such
a suit on a 'dress-up' occasion. -
Skirts are much shorter this
spring, reaching just below the
knee. Still being offered in the
popular pencil slim style, the
skirts are tighter, or at any rate,
seem to be, since they are de-
signed as wrap-arounds and
A favorite trick of the designer
this spring is to trace the line of
the skirt with buttons, either down
the front or on one or both sides.
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WITH A JACKET that halts at
the waistline, the sheath skirt,
formerly shown only with formal
dresses, is being shown this sea-
son in the suit. Very dressy, usually
in a plain material, this suit is as
appropriate for watching televi-
sion, as it is at a cocktail party.
Very probably, regardless of
the new styles, the basic suit
will still be in demand.
In plain gabardine, or in glen
plaid wool, the simple lines of the
suit will compliment any figure,
and its wearer will be comfortable
at any occasion.
Open Shoes of Varied Colors
Mark Sprinq, Summer Trend
By LORRAINE BUTLER.
Step into spring and summer
with the knowledge of how to
choose the right shoe for every
' New designs in shoes accompany
new fashions in suits, dresses and
hats. The beauty of an outfit can
bA destroyed by a poor shoe selec-
tion or its beauty enhanced by
the appropriate choice.
The open airy look and variety
of colors, fabrics and styles are
characteristic of 1951's shoe fash-
MORE OPEN AND decorative
this year is the reliable pump.
Open shank pumps are a favorite
style although frequently the pump
is styled with a closed back.
The spectator is no longer
traditional in design. This sea-
son the slender graceful specta-
tor is able to go many places
barred to the shoe of the past.
One pair of sling-back specta-
tors with closed toes is in bas-
sic brown and white.
Plaid is a highlight of the new
spring styles, found especially in
pumps. The simple closed shoe
brings gaiety into any wardrobe.
The tartan inlay and the deep-
polished red calf toe, collar, back
and heel adds just the color neces-
sary to a plain dark suit or dress.
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AMONG THE OTHER shoes for
day-time wear is the popular
suede. Almost any style can be
found in suede, from dressy plat-
forms to sandals.
Shoes in calf, kid and patent
are also adopting the new open
airy look. The glamorous rep-
tile shoe is still a favorite for
The most popular fashion colors
in the dressy shoe are navy, kola
brown, blonde, red, beige and plaid.
Multi-colored shoes will be out-
standing this year.
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A PAIR OF ankle-strap sandals
have uppers in multi-colored kid,
a slim heel in solid two tones.
Though the toe is closed this shoe
is quite airy,
A stripping sandal in silver
kid will certainly gain attention
on summer evenings. The slend-
er silver straps secured to polish-
ed leather soles sparkle with
rhinestone studded cirelets and
For casual wear. this summer
there is the "Sheath look" in
shoes, found in hot orange unlined
glazed kid. The entire front of the
light flexible shoe is closed, but
the sling back is open.
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OTHER CASUALS are fashion-
ed in mesh, linen, straw, gingham,
denim and plain and printed shan-
tung. There is practically unlimit-
ed choice-of style in these comfort-
Black and white, separate or
teamed, are important colors
Vivid pastels, ombre colors, pale
neutrals.and the mauve-to-purple
palette will be the most common
choices in casual warm weather
The right shoe has been designed
for the occasion, whether it be
dancing, working, shopping or re-
New Fabric Finish
Displayed This Year
By ATHENA SAVAS
The Swiss textile industry has
pioneered for years in the devel-
opment of new weaves and metal-
lic finishes to alter the appear-
ances of cotton fabrics.
This year one fabric maker has
displayed a new method of me-
tallic printing. This metallic fin-
ish is so smooth and shiny that
it looks like a delicate filigree.
Clear cut outlines are given to
the most delicately etched motifs.
* 4 *
THE APPLICATION of a met-
allic finish gives a crispness like
paper taffeta and a crinkled crush
resistant, texture like crepe. It
still retains a feathery lightness.
The metallic designs are also
practical. The printing is dur-
able. It can not be peeled or
rubbed off, nor will it tarnish.
The most remarkable feature is
the washability of the metallic
Several prominent American
designers are featuring the fabrics
in their spring collections.
By NAN TAYLOR
"Put on your Easter bonnet ... "
A sure sign of Spring are gay
flowered women's hats.
* * *
AS SOON AS the sun begins to
shine with a warmth, and frees
and flowers begin to bud, women
put away their winter felts and
velvets and begin to sport gay
"With all the frills upon it..."
Bright color and gay trimming
are important in spring hat fash-
VELVET TRIM on hats is the
most important piece of news in
the millinery world this spring.
It imparts a neat, smooth look
to hats that is especially popu-
lar with tailored suits and coats.
Flowers are, of course, still es-
sential to hat designers, but the
trend seems to be toward smaller
and more trim flowers and away
from the flamboyant posy decora-
* * *
CHIN VEILS rate high on the
list of popular hat features this
season. The most popular style is
that in which a narrow velvet rib-
bon is attached to the bottom of
the veil so that it can be tied in a
bow at the back of the head.
This year, as usual, navy heads
the list as the important hat
color. It is a good shade as it
can be worn with many different
colors. It is especially good with
the pastel shades.;
Coffee and wheat are two shades
which are very new and very popu-
lar this season. As neutral tones
they blend well with almost all
" * 4 4
FLOWERS, veil and ribbons can
be added to hats in these shades to
make them the part of almost any
Spring sunset, a rosy pink tint,
is also something new this year.
It has been described by fashion
designers as "a color like orange
sherbet, which blends well with
blues, browns -and greens."
A -new trend this spring is lilac
and lavender worn with a navy
outfit. These colors, as they have
a blue tone themselves, pick up
and accentuate the highlights of
*4 * *
LILAC and lavender also are be-
ing shown with browns a great
Another something new this
year is the combination of black
and white in mllinery creations.
ALL THE FRILLS UPON IT:
Easter Bonnets Bob in Gay Fashion Parac
The move to unite these tv
colors had its start in sprit
dresses and suits and has nc
been adopted by hat designers, wl
this year are trying to design ha
to compliment the styles in clothe
* * *
THIS YEAR the emphasis is c
"a style to suit every face ai
every personality," say most d
There is a varied assortmen
of large, medium and small hat
to be chosen from. A wide arra
of color is available to match an
Mend with any ensemble.
Two-tone hats are a new innov
tion. The double color gives the
a versatility which allows them
be worn with many different clot:
Milliners are trying this sprit
not just to design hats, but to d
sign hats that will fit a defini
type and personality.
Do you know that the sk
around the eyes is so extreme
thin and delicate that it is nece
sary to use a special cream I
preventing wrinkles? There are r
pores in the eye-surrounding ski
Walker, holding her hat in an-
ticipation of a gust of March
wind, models a dress and jacket
Easter ensemble. The white
short-sleeved jacket and acces-
sories contrast strikingly with
the dark dress.
SpringBrings New Perfumes
By DELORES SILVER
As winter woolens are packed
away, women's thoughts turn to
new perfumes which will enhance
their spring wardrobes.
The freshness of warmer months
demands a light and airy fra-
grance, idnlike the heavier per-
fumes used for winter.
*4 * *4
FASHION MAGAZINES dictate
the importance of perfume to mod-
A few drops of scented oil in
one's daily bath, followed by the
generous use of fragrant bath
powder, it is suggested, will
create an important foundation
for the day's choice of perfume.
Toilet water or cologne, lighter
variations of perfume, are refresh-
ing and may replace, or be used in
addition to, a touch of perfume.
MANY WOMEN have bottles of
perfumes which are reserved for
special occasions. The growing
ti'end, though, is toward a daily use
of scents, much like the use of lip-
stick. Perfume, not really a luxury,
can be worn and enjoyed every
With such a multitude and
variety of perfumes on the mar-
ket, a suitable selection becomes
a problem. Fashion experts ad-
vise that perfume be selected
with infinite care.
There are no rules to dictate
what scent to use. Many of the
fine aromas offered by reputable
perfumers should be tested and
used for some time before com-
parisons or criticisms are made.
The choice, then, will be the one
which pleases the individu l the
A HANDY TIP for a harmonious
perfume wardrobe is to secure
cologne, toilet water, oil, soap,
powder and sachet in the same
Not intended for timid dabs
behind the ears, say the experts,
perfume should be applied gen-
erously to the arms, neck and
And, for a sure-to-be-appreciat-
ed Easter gift, perfume or cologne
is a wise aili inexpensive choice.
SUIT and COAT v~
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For you who love fine line, treasure hand-
detailing .. , these styles sketched here
in fine Springweight worsted .. . designed for
you to fit perfectly ... always bring
compliments a-plenty o outwear any other
suit or coat.
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1. Four large patch pockets dramatize
this shortie with three-quarter rulfed
sleeves, as high fashion for Spring, 1951.
Navy and white check. 49,95 . .
solid colors. 59.95. Misses' sizes.
2. Wide checked suit -With variegated
stripes, soft collar, two patch pockets
with button flaps and straight slim skirt.
Misses' sizes in navy and red or grey
and yellow. 69.95.
3. Classic suit in plaid with two patch
pockets and side opening. Four-gored
skirt. Blue anl grey or, green and red.
Misses' sizes. 59.95.
4. Pyramid silhouette in navy and white
MISSES SIZES I