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THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1955

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Fashion Experts Give Tips to
Miss Shortie May Add.
To Height by Illusion

Tall,

Short Coeds

By JOI JACKSON and
GREG ARGUS
Miss 5'2" or under, who dreams
of being tall and slim as a New
York model, may look more like
one this year.
Here's how . .. To create the
illusion of height the short coed
should emphasize the straight
lines in her clothing. This effect
can be achieved by dressing in
single color outfits. For example,
a navy skirt and sweater. A cor-
bination of dark, rather than light
and dark separates, should be
worn.
A "shortie" should try to avoid
anything that will cut her in half.
"Chopping off" in the middle
makes her appear shorter than
ever. Therefore, the "half-pint"
coed should not wear wide belts.
Keep Skirts Simple
The short, chubby student
should keep her skirts as simple
as possible-either very straight
or very full. Contrary to popular
opinion, the full skirt is a good
camouflage, because the viewer
can't differentiate between the
girl and the skirt.
Beware of pockets and flounces
around the hips, since they draw
unnecessary attention to this area.
Over-Blouses
"Long, lean and linen is the key
to over-blouses this spring," quips
a national fashion magazine.
Hip-hugging with tiny sleeves,
the blouses come in a gay variety
of colors, materials and patterns.
Pink violet, newest color discovery
of the season, is being shown in
horizontal and vertical stripes and
flower prints. Broadcloth and lin-
en' are featured fabrics.
Collars take onit novel air with
a sailor's knot or a cardigan ef-
fect with buttoned placket.
Trends for a long, long line are
being carried over to sweaters as
well. Evidence is ,the long-line v-
necked cashmere sweater in pink-
violet by Maurice Handler.
On land or on sea, the nautical
look is yours in a still-in-style mid-
dy blouse. Styles seem to be roll-
ing back further and further to
the roaring twenties.

Large plaids and checks should
also be avoided because they cut
down height.
Coats shorten a woman if they
are not the right style. Here the
new straight line comes to the res-
cue!* The princess style in coats
and dresses is excellent for the
short girl. Following the girl's fig-
ure, it lengthens her-merely an
optical illusion, but it works!
Scale To Size
The illusion will be spoiled if
it's supplemented with large ac-
cessories. The short coed should
scale everything to her size. If
she fails to do this, she succeeds
in nothing but looking incongru-
ous. Hence, bags, earrings, brace-
lets, rings and such should be
small.
Never before has the 5'2" coed
been presented with such a selec-
tion from which to choose her
wardrobe. This year, she'll find the
popular torso and princess line

School Dress
Will Feature
Feminine Air,
By SANDRA CUTLER
Your school wardrobe this spring
will feature that "feminine" look
coupled with an air of simplicity.
Watch for the cotton jumper!
One full-skirted jumper can be
made into a "regular" skirt by
detaching the buttoned straps.
Linen jumpers with straight styled
skirts will also be popular.{
In blouse wear, the ever-popu-
lar sleeveless, doll-sleeve and the
three-quarter sleeve will again be
prominent. Materials for the blous-
es will be mainly cotton or linen.
In skirts pay attention to the
drop-waistline. This type skirt
features a small waistband fol-
lowed by another band of material
at the hips. The material of the
second band is vertically pleated
to the hem. Full, multi-colored
denim skirts and straight linen
skirts will be other favorites.
Every spring brings another col-
lection of co-ordinates; this sea-
son's no exception. These separ-
ates are invaluable for interchang-
ing and multiplying a wardrobe.
Many of the co-ordinates con-
sist of checked doll-sleeve blouses
which match in color their plaid
skirts.
Prints will sneak into the ward-
robe more than ever before. Most
of the' designs highlight flowers,.
figurines, checks and abstract geo-
metrical forms.

Add SUNSHINE to your
NEW SPRING CLOTHES 4
at
WESTINGHOUSE*
LAUNDROMAT
Keep In Times With Spring With
FRESH CLEAN CLOTHES
Washed Economically and Rapidly
at
Vestingshouse Laundromnat
510 East Williams Street NO 3-5540

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dresses with .the full skirts which
tend to flatter her most.
These dresses will feature the
scoop neck, boat neck or strapless
top, so that the proud wearer may
show off her Michigan sun tan to
advantage.
Colors Help
The colors are more vivid this
season with shades of red, blue,
avocado, and brown helping to
make the short coed stand out
among the crowd.
No more worries about blending
colors for that even look. Nothing
could be more attractive than a
brown patterned skirt and a beige
tailor blouse, accented at the
waist by a narrow orange belt.
Select a Middy
The middy styles are still here
for the lucky gal who can wear
them so handsomely, namely,
short women. Big sailor collars
with huge white bows at the neck
are available for these coeds. MostI
of them top straight line skirts,
although flared middy outfits are
featured.
Let's face it! The 5'2" coed isn't
over shadowed by her 5'7" sister
any longer. With full skirts, cover-
ing about four crinoline petticoats,
vivacious colors, comfortable-fit-
ting blouses and dresses, little Miss
5'2" will make a big impression.

ESQUIRE STYLES... as you like them.
This Spring the theme is BRIGHT LIGHTS.

EXTRA LONG, LOVELY-Joanne Robinson, '58, is wearing a pale
grey flannel suit designed with her extra inches in mind. The
large collar of the long fitted jacket is tiedwitha flashing silk
scarf.

TREND TOWARD SLEEK AND SLIM:
Long-Stemmed Coed Can Solve Problem
By Adopting New Dropped Waistlines

B right colored accessories
Lighter weight clothes
Lustrous finishes

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By MARIAN ELLIAS

Betsy Ross Shop

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NICKELS ARCADE

Many of this spring's best fash-
ions are well-suited for the tall
girl.
One of the biggest problems for
the over 5' 7" coed is shortwaisted
dresses. Now this problem can be
solved by the dropped waistline
of the popular torso dress.
In this design, the dress is
closely fitted from the bodice
down to the hipline. Gathers start
at the hips and billow into a skirt
that takes petticoats easily. This
style gives a tiny-waisted effect
and also cuts the illusion of height
by shortening the length from
waist to hemline.
Cummerbunds and crushed belts
can be worn strikingly by the
long-waisted girl.
The straight-line dress which
can be belted to form a waistline
is also a good design. Contour
belts in the latest spring shades-
tangerine, pale blue, yellow and
coffee frost-are particularly suit-
ed for this purpose.
Full Skirts Gain
"Sheaths are in the minority,"
commented the owner of a cam-
pus dress shop. "The majority of
tall girl dresses are coming in
with full skirts." Examples of this
type are the Marion McCoy Cali-
fornia cottons. '
Miss McCoy is one designer who
specializes in dresses for the tall
girl. Her cottons are shown every-
where this spring-even in cock-
tail and evening gowns.
A local store features suits for
the 5'8" to 6' figure in soft grays
and blues. Boxy and fitted jackets
have the necessary added inches in
sleeve length. The skirts are also
longer-another must for the tall
girl.
Nautical Trend Seen
The nautical influence is seen
this spring in the boat necklines
and sailor suits. The standaway
collar and the boat neckline are
especially good for the tall stu-
dent who has a swan-like neck.
Appealing to the lover of big col-

lars and bows are the sailor
dresses.
Proportioned especially for tall
girls are this spring's handbags.
Totes, bucket-bags, and attache
cases are large and roomy. In black
patent and imported Italian leath-
er, they are just right for the
fashion conscious University coed.
Gloves Complete Outfits
Plaid and polka-dotted gloves
complemelt solid color dresses
for important occasions. Striking
white gloves with embroidered
flowers at the fingertips add to
the slender hands of the tall girl.
Ceramic earrings and cuff links
of the popular chunky type are

nice for the statuesque figure. The
colorful ropes seen on campus are
now available in spring shades of
tangerine, aqua, coral and yellow.
The two inch slender heel is the
most popular height with tall girls,
said a shoe salesman. This sculp-
tured heel and variations of the
Louis the fourteenth style are seen
with the pointed toe.
The newest shoe fashions are
shown in luster kid, which has a
luminous satin-like finish. Com-
plementing the spring shoe colors
of avocado, blond and mother-of-
pearl are the new stretchy nylons
which fit the long legs of the tall
coed perfectly.

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SUITS from $37.50
SPORTCOATS from $22.50
SLACKS from $7.95

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Use the charcoal browns and greys in your
lightweight suits. Highlight with a touch of the
new luminous shades in your accessories.
Biscayne (blueish green) in sport shirts, socks,
ties and belts. Fiesta yellow in shirts, ties,
slacks, shorts, etc. Rum colors (all the new
shades of brown) can be used thruout.
Helio, pink, etc. will continue to be good.

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* Assorted Popular Colors'

WESTMINSTER RECORDS $2.98
(formerly $5.95),
Make your selection from our stock of fresh,
unplayed records.

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