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Bangs, Short Cuts Invade Hair Styles;
Blue, Green Colors Give New '53 Look
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Add Variety

Suits Coats Available in Varied Fashions

Flapper Era
Still Evident
In Coiffures
A topic always of interest is
milady's coiffure.
Hair styles for -pring highlight
short hair with 1953 variations of
pompadours, waves and bangs,
and a new idea-color.
The "twenties" are still invad-
ing hair styles, but this year finds
them considerably modified. The
extremely short hair cuts are now
considerably longer.
THE CLARA BOW style is now
evident in the variations of shing-
led cuts. This easy-to-care-for bob
often follows the natural hair line,
but is also seen coming to a point
in the back or cut in layers. A
wind-blown bob with "spit" curls
has also gained in popularity.
Today's poodle cut was called
a pineapple bob in the "twen--
ties," but women had a more
difficult time then. Their two-
inch long hair had to be curled
with a hot curling iron.
A local barber shop offered an
interesting sidelight into short
IN THE "twenties" hair cutting
was done almost exclusively by
barbers. When 1930's came with a
change to long hair, women de-
serted the barber shop for the
r beauty shop. Now with short hair
in style again many women have
returned to barber shops.
A well-known hairdresser pre-
fers a smooth controlled line
with a modified pompador for
top interest.
He brushed soft waves and curls
all to one side, and keeps the other
side and back sleek and flat with
spray-on lacquer.
WHILE ANOTHER expert pre-
fers the hair brushed into a soft
curly cap, and emphasizes several
ringlets with bright silver "paint."
Bangs have come into the
spotlight again, perhaps influ-
enced by the coiffure of the first
lady, Mamie Eisenhower. Con-
trary to popular opinion, she is
not the originator of bangs.
Bangs or forehead fringe date
back to ancient Egypt and Cle-
Few things can change awo
man's appearance as much as
bangs. Bangs can be pert, demure
or soffisticated. They can be curl-
ed, waved, rolled, sculptured, fluff-
ed or straight.
BANGS CAN hide feature faults,
such as a bad hairline, and if pro-
perly styled flatter type, features
and personality.
An entirely new fashion idea
is color; not just ordinary hair
color but greens and blues.
Before rejecting this rather sen-
sational idea for yourself, remem-
ber that this new liquid hair -cos-
metic changes hair to any color
and then washes away with a
shampoo. Previously actual dyes,
bleaches or tints were required for
any drastic color change, and they
are not removable.
Blue, green and rose shades are
for blending or contrasting with
clothes or accessories, or for cre-
ating a "stir" on a big occasion.
These are for use on bangs,
streaks, curls and wave lines, but
not for the entire head.
A wide range of shades can com-

pletely change from one color to
another or can just lighten or
darken a shade.
Bright Raincoats
Combat Darkness
Of Rainy Weather
The inevitable forecast for an-
other season of wet weather in
Ann Arbor could sound exciting
to those University coeds who are
interested in what's new in rainy
day apparel.
Along with the predictions for
early spring showers comes news
of some bright and different fab-
rics which will compliment the
latest trends in raincoat styles.
Included are water-repellent
coats of colorful taffeta, shantung,
and faille. A brilliant reversed
satin might be just the thing to
contrast a background of gray
sky, especially if the coat is
y matched with a small hat or a
bright umbrella.
The styles will exhibit trends
from the artist's smock with a
velvet bow to the high-buttoned
coat with convertible neckline and



Wind-Blown .. .

Pony Tail .,.

'Mix and Match' Costumes
Popular Choice of Coeds

Jewelry, Hose, Hats f
Echo Sculptured Look,;
Create New Designs
Fashion designers have pro-,
claimed this the year of the sculp-
tured look, and have designed
everything from hats to hose with
an eye for the sleek and sophisti-
Spring hats are tailored to flat-
ter short hairdos, which seem to
be most popular this year. The
cloche, bell-shaped hat famous in'
the twenties, is back again in
many variations, especially of
They are created in bright col-
ors to match suits and dresses,
while some are glazed to create a
lacquered look to match shoes
and purses.
Jewelry is designed to flatter
the spring suit neckline, with
white bead ropes from last year
again suitable.
White beads and settings 'in
necklaces, bracelets and pins will
set off the wide use of the white
collar and cuff trims fashion de-
signers are featuring.
Pearl earrings and necklaces will
be even more popular this year to
set off the pearl and rhinestone
trim on collars and pockets of
Manufacturers are also featur-
ing necklaces of long looks of glass
beads, with 2 or 3 strands of con-
trasting colors.
Gold circlets for the wrist and
hoop earrings to match will be
used to dress up spring fashions.
One manufacturer has designed
a pair of earrings that give the
illusion of piercing the ears. An-
other has designed the "circe,"
which are several twists of gold
wire, and dangle from the ears.
It looks like the wide elastic
belts that became popular this
winter will find their way into
the coed's summer wardrobe, too.
They are designed in pastel col-
ors, stripes and designs to go with
summer separates.

As spring approaches many co-j
eds feel that they just can't live
withoutaa new suit, or perhaps a
new coat to fill that special place
in her wardrobe.
A stroll past the shops in cam-
pus town and along Main Street
will reveal many new- styles in-
cluded among the more conven-
tional types.
* * *
CHANCES ARE, that wherever
suits are seen this spring, the suit
with a stole will be well repre-
sented. Some grow as large as a
shawl, to wrap on and fling to
the winds; some never grow larg-
er than a sizable scarf.
They may be striped, checked
or plain, perhaps of the same
material as the blouse or trim.
Anyway, a stole is the plus that
makes a suit add up to a cos-
The white touch is a spring
touch, as identifying as a signa-
ture. A white touch of pique trac-
ing the path of collar and cuffs
on a navy blue, brown or gray
suit, registers the importance of
the classic approach to spring.
* * * .
HERE IS JUST a slight addi-
tion to make the conventional
tailored suit not quite so conven-
Stores are especially featur-

ing the stole suit, the suit with a
removable cape and a suit with
a box jacket. The suit with ac
removable cape shares the ad-
vantage with the stole suit of
actually being two suits in one.
Off comes the cape, and there
it is-a new suit. Perhaps it will
be in a shade of the new blue gray
that has become so popular this
* * s
acquired a new gleam and glitter.
Crystal and rhinestone trims have
been added to the collar and cuffs
giving this suit a more feminine
This year indicates a great
increase in the wearing of the
box suit with every possible
variation. It features a straight
line from shoulder broken only
at the hip.
Another variation is a cardigan,
suit that gets off to a narrow start
at the shoulder and goes straight
to the hem with an abbreviated
boxy jacket.
Any coed would be satisfied with
the large variety of fabrics and
colors available in the new styles
or the classic tailored or dress-
maker suit.
WOMEN who would rather add
a new coat to their wardrobe are

also faced with the decision of
choosing one from many varied
A white coat offers a lot for
a coed's money. It makes no
distinction between seasons; it
can be worn right into fali and
it goes over any given color.
A white coat will be just right
for a date on a cool spring or

summer evening. A straight full
coat slips easily over suits and
dresses. A white full coat with
tapered sleeves that can be push-
ed up becomes both. dressy and
A new spring suit or coat should
be a "sure cure" for those mid-
semester exam worries.


Spring, 1953, finds "separates"
at the peak of the fashion pyra-
mid with styles that are practical,
as well as attractive.
U. of M. coeds can look forward
to mixing and matching their new
separates with the same success3
that they have achieved in mixing
last winter's skirts and sweaters.
The blouses are sleeveless. The
neckline is high. There is a var-
iety of collars to choose from. In
general, simplicity reigns.
Irish and butcher linens are the
most popular fabrics. They are
uncrushable and eliminate much
of the ironing required by cottons.
More printed, striped and checked
fabrics are being featured.
Skirts can be selected which will
complement any blouse. Dirndle
styles are leading the parade of
skirts. Many have contrasting
Others are emphasized with em-
broidery and appliques. Most of
the skirts are made with bright
colored cotton materials. There
is also a large selection of linen
fabrics to choose from.
The coed who wears separates
will have a very versatile ward-
robe. This spring, she can pur-
chase separates which can be worn
to almost all functions.
Blouses and color are the by-
words this spring for the top of
any mix and match wardrobe.
Silk and pongee set the stage
for dressier moments along with
three-quarter length sleeves which
give a feminine touch.
But color is the biggest eye-
catcher in the spring fashion.
Polka-dots are back in the public
view, adding a charming touch to
the Easter suit.
Vivid stripes give spring blouses
a look of gaiety and good times
while the prints in small but
bright figures are scattered over
both light and dark backgrounds.
On the conservative side, a dres-
sy blouse with tucked front and
round neck can be found in that
unbeatable orlon-silk fabric and
in traditional beige or pastels.
Classical sheer nylon blouses still

hold a top slot In the fashion
For class or coke-date practical
is the word. The fact that those
late spring and summer blouses
from last year are still the big-
gest sellers is a relief to embar-
rassed clothes budgets.
Short sleeves, small stripes or
checks, and a peter pan collar are
perfect for April days. Long sleev-
ed, career-girl styles help out on
days with a cool breeze in the air,
but too warm for a sweater.
Late spring and summer sun
gives the sleeveless blouse its
chance. In plain colors and fash-
ions these have a cool, neat ap-

Knockabout Shoesy

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Add Color, Life
To SpringOutfits
"Say it with flowers" has in re-
cent years come to be more than
just a saying. Today it seems to
be a kind of unwritten law for
women of all ages to live by.
Today the smartly dressed wom-
an regards flowers just as an im-
portant part of her apparel as her
handkerchief or gloves. This col-
orful accessory adds to her outfit
and seems to give it the extra
sparkle that it needs.
These artificial nosegays may
be worn on blouses, coats, or even
to trim up that old pocketbook.
The latest in flower fashion is
wearing a few of the same flow-
ers from that Easter bonnet on
the jacket of that new Easter suit.
Italian fashion experts have in-
troduced a new loose-fitting slip-
on glove which they hope will be
adopted by the American man.
Realizing that gloves usually are
worn only in topcoat weather in
America, the Italians stress the
use of the gloves for driving and
for supplying the finishing touch
for the new spring sports fash-

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Purses, shoes and belts are all
created to match in shining patent
leather to carry out the lacquered
look in hats.
Gloves this spring will be popu-
lar first in white, to match collar
and cuff trim, and second in!
bright colors to match suits,
dresses and hats.
Manufacturers have come out
with nylon gloves that look like
doeskin or felt. Some are trim-
med in white pique, blacks, col-
ored fabrics, buttons, or con-
trasting embroidered eyelets.
Many gloves are being featured
in abbreviated versions, barely
reaching to the wristbone.
Hose this year will come in sev-
eral variations. Manufacturers
have designed them with elastic
tops that stretch to fit any propor-
tioned leg. Others will have pas-
tel-colored tops to match summer
Some nylons will come to knee-
length with elastic bands that
hold them just below the knee, for






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