THlE MIChIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 1956
Lingerie Will Feature
Fresh Flower Colors
Leather Adds Interest
To Spring Wardrobes
" By ELAINE EDMONDS
In selecting lingerie this spring,
women will have a galaxy of 'fresh
as flowers" colors from which to
Such shades as creamy white,
heavenly blue, mint green ana cro-
cus yellow will be featured in the
slips, nightgowns and peignors
which will be show this season.
Leading the color parade in the
lingerie line are the various shades
of pale blue. One ensemble in this
color consists of a floating lace-
edged peignoir and nightgown in
nylon tricot, embroidered with a
White With Blue
A white nightdress, shaped much
like a dancing dress, with a scoop
neck and briefly covered shoulders,
has a bodice overlaid with delicate
pale blue braid.
For easy wearability there is a
three-quarter length nightshirt in
blue dacron, cotton and nylon ba-
tiste with an inserted yoke of white
For those who prefer briefer
night wear, there is a sleep coat
with panties in easy-to-care-for
Cotton Will Retain
In Formal Wear
For the late spring or summer
wedding, the country club dance,
or any affair which requires the
ultimate in dress, designers have
come forth with a host of creations
in a variety of lengths, materials
Cotton in various forms, which
achieved its status as a "dress-up"
material several seasons ago, still
retains its popularity.V
Taking on a sophisticated aspect
is the polished cotton which dis-
plays a satin-like surface. This
material has been turned into a
demure princess-line cocktail
length dress in blue or pink with
an embroidered bodice.
A full coat in the same material
is available for wear at dressy oc-
casions on cool summer evenings.
Perfect -for formal resort -ear
now and for special occasions later
in the season is a white Swiss cot-
ton eyelet-embroidery dress with
a pale pink satin cumberbund
spanning the waist.
cotton batiste, printed in blue on
white and edged with lace. A
small bow with streamers en-
hances the neckline.
Also in blue is a long night-
gown, exceedingly feminine, in
dacron, nylon and cotton batiste
with an eyelet-embroidered bodice
edged in white lace.
The "heavenly" color is also
featured in the slip and petticoat
One slim line slip comes in blue
nylon tricot with fine lace of the
same color separating the panels.
A nylon "dotted Swiss" tricot
petticoat in white on blue and
lavishly decorated with white lace
adds a gentle fullness to gathered
Found in creamy white is a nylon
tricot beddress and matching peig-
noir both smocked at the neck-
line and appliqued with flowers.
A ballerina length gown in the
same color features a froth of lace
In an Oriental style is a truly
superb housecoat imported from
Hong Kong and made in cream
damask and piped in bud green.m
Borrowing the color of the first
spring leaf is a pale green house-
coat of chambray with a collar of
white pleated ruffles. The same
ruffle flutters down the front.
A gown and peignoir of sea
green nylon tricot are shadowed
with a layer of white and framed
with an edging of lace.
The pale yellow of the spring.
crocus appears in a cotton batiste
sleepcoat which is edged about the
hem, neckline and sleeves with
eyelet and ribbon.
A brief sleepcoat and bloomers
in the same color featured a white
lace bib and edging.
For easy care there is a cotton
plisse nightdress enhanced by a
fluttering white nylon tricot bow
Featuring an Oriental influence
in pale yellow seersucker trimmed
in blue are a pair of pajamas with
a Mandarin neckline which come
in either regular or three-quarter
.To wear with these pajamas a
cotton quilted robe in pale yellow
and blue print is available.
MATCHING OUTFITS-Always popular during the spring and
summer months are these sports outfits consisting of bright plaid
shirts and matching belts with complementing bermuda shorts
By VIRGINIA ROBERTSON
This spring, the sterling charac-
ter of good leather, well-polished,
is appearing in many guises, mak-
ing unlimited fashion news.
. For instance, leather buttons on
a herringbone tweed coat, or the
new sueded leathers, borrowed
from a man's sporting wardrobe,
will add a stylish touch to spring
And for the ultimate in luxury,
there's even a leather sweater.
Patent Leather Luggage
Patent leather luggage comes in
colors now, such . as a scarlet
weekend case, bound in brass.
The winner, fashionwise, is a
two-faced glove in black and white
Shoes, ordinarily made of leath-
er, are now taking on a new look
as in the woven pump, made of
threads of black and white kid.
The 1919 nattiness of the dress-
maker pump, of white kid and
black patent leather, is now com-
ing back in 1956.
The stylish mode of the reversed
calf shoe, a classic in men's boot-
making, now re-appears in a tail-
ed pump for women.
A handy carry-all is a red-let-
ter perfect envelope bag. Natur-
ally, it's made of scarlet patent
Gilt-framed Carry-all -
Another gilt-framed carry-all is
made of reversed calf leathers.
The long-lived chic of black
alligator, allied with cocoa suede
in slick city spectators, stands on
its own merits when fashioned
into a slim bag with-a-handle.
The doeskin glove, comes to hand
now with the slimmest fit ever.
In fact, it hasn't a stitch to its
name, that you can see.
The spectator pump that made
its debut in January, is reappear-
ing in the walkaway colors of the
season-bright red suede set in a
frame of grainy black calf.
Newest slant on a new spring
suit is the bandolier bag, which
is slung from the shoulder. And
of course, it's made of leather.
The strip belt of leather lives
seven lives when you own it in as
many calfskin colorings.
In the purse line, another new
feature is an extended change
purse, which has grown to a size
to lead its own life as a bag. Best
By PAT NORTON
No longer must coeds complain
about expensive beauty shop perm-
anents or straight hair-thanks to
the popular home permanents.
Not only are they cheaper than
those given in beauty shops, but
they are also much quicker to use.
There are home permanents to
suit every woman's taste. Some
come with neutralizers, others
without. 'Many permanents take
only 10 to 15 minutes to give
whether tight or soft waves are
Pick the Right Type
Be careful to pick the right
strength permanent to fit your
hair. The gentle brand is sold for
easy to wave, bleached or tinted
The regular is manufactured for
the easy-to-wave hair while super
strength permanents for hard-to-
wave-hair are also available.
The self-neutralizing sets are
especially helpful to the busy coed
since they do not require resetting
of the curls.
Small Pin Curls
For an effective hairdo, a local
salesclerk suggests that students
make very small pin curls, about
the size of a dime.
She emphasized that about twice
as many curls which are ordinarily
set should be made when giving a
home permanent. She also recom-
mends that women begin setting
at the nape of the neck and then
do the rest of the hair.
Another new type home perma-
nent on the market today lends it-
self to varied uses.
First it may be adapted as a
pin curl wave, for normal, bleach-
ed or dyed hair. Most important,
it may be used with the neutral-
izer for fine hair or without it for
normal hair. The latter type may
also be used safely on children.
Local clerks suggest some simple
rules which will aid ;the coed in
acquiring a more perfect hairdo.
Make two rows along the nape of
the neck, with the hair wound
close to the scalp, using small curl-
ers for those hard to wave back
Waves which have no body are
the result of improper use of wav-
ing lotion, neutralizer or the curl-
ers taken out too soon. A cellu-
lose sponge will counteract the
first ,problem, for more of the
liquid can soak the hair better.
* Another reason waves lack body
may be that too much hair was
used in each curl.
Frizzy ends may result from put-
ting a new permanent on top of an
old one. This hair should always
be trimmed before a new perma-
nent is given.
Kinky or too tight waves are
often due to leaving the waving
lotion on too long. They may also
result from not having wound
enough hair on each curler.
of all, it's light as an airmail en-
Woven leather buttons can
make a handsome addition to al-
most any spring coat, especially
if it's a tweed.
Leather also makes news in the
head-to-foot coverage line, with
the introduction of a suede pull-
over sweater and matching pants.
The outfit is tailored with the
supple, perfected cling of silk.
. Ribbed Slippers
Coming along with more news,
is the ribbed slipper, which cages
the foot in pastel strippings of
Polished leather pumps in a
russet brown are also high on the
list of fashion toppers for this
So, for your new spring outfit,
leather is the thing, whether it
only appears in touches, as in the
multi-colored woven buttons, or
whether it fashionably stretches
from head to toe.
The procession of cap and gown-
clad figures in a formal gradua-
tion ceremony dates back in origin
to the clerical robes of the thir-
teenth and fourteenth centuries.
The cape, or long gown, was
originally civilian ;dress. By the
sixteenth century, all capes worn
The hood also had no original
scholastic significance, but at
later dates they were variously
lined in different fabrics and col-
ors to denote the variety of aca-
Academic dress in universities
abrbad are much more elaborate
and varied than in this country,
and have undergone little change
since the seventeenth century.
Here in the United States, the
acadlemic cap and gown is uniform,
with certain universities retain-
ing an individual code for their
Three types of gowns and three
types of' hoods are provided for
bachelors, masters and doctors de-
grees, respectively. The square cap
remains the same, except that the
doctor's may have a gold tassel.
The bachelors' gown is of black
worsted material, distinguished by
its pointed sleeves which hang to
Made of }lack silk, the masters
gown has closed sleeves with
square ends, and the arm coming
through a slit.
The doctors' gown is of silk,
like judicial robes and has full,
round, open sleeves with velvet
facing and three bands of velvet
on each 'sleeve.
Hoods are lined with the school's
colors, and trimmed with velvet
in the color of the department of
learning in which the degree is
Colors of the more common de-
partments of learning in which
degrees are granted are as follows:
White for the literary school,
scarlet for divinity and theology,
puple for law, blue for philoso-
phy, golden yellow for science,
green for medicine, lilac for dent-
istry, pink for music and orange
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Jewelry Items Highlight
Newest Women's Styles
By ELAINE EDMONDS
To accentuate and compliment
the new spring styles, jewelry de-
signers have come forth with a
host of new items. .
Stealing the limelight are the+
huge rhinestone pins which come'
in a variety of shapes and designs.
These are especially good when
worn on the new straight line
One of the newest of jewelry
fashions is the queenly lavish,
king-sized ring. Since most of the
stones are strictly fake they came
at prices which fit the most limited
fashion budget. Many styles are
available with pearl and pearl
various lengths still retain the pop-
ularity which they have enjoyed in
A new member of the fashion
circle is the shell jewelry which
can be worn with resort wear now
and with summer cottons later in
the season. Opalescent shells have
been made into chunky cuff brace-
lets, earrings and necklaces.
Bracelet of Nuts
As an accessory to be worn with
the new beige and brown tones
whichare so popular this season,
designers have created a bracelet
which sports "genuine" nuts. The
bracelet consists of a gold chain
with real acorns, walnuts and pe-
cans dangling from it.
For the "school spirited" college
coed there are 14 carat gold charms
in the shape of pennants. These
may be obtained in a variety of
Sterling silver ring guards which
can be worn both separately or in
pairs are popular this year. The
bands come either undecorated,
with real turquoise or with fake
rubies, emeralds, sapphires or dia-
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