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March 28, 1957

March 28, 1957


Gowns Stress Classic Simplicity, Omit Ruffles and Frills This Spring

'Ivy' Look Wins Campus Favor

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bridal theimes w ih a ns that are
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plicity and have or ted rufl es
and frills this spring
Wedding gowns are no 1onher
heavy or droopy, but lighthearted
and self-assured.
Sheaths under floats of organdy
or net are the predicted style for
the 1957 bride.
Bell Skirts
Spring brides have a variety of'
styles to choose from, including
wedding bell shaped skirts, sashed.
Empire waists, skirts swept with
fullness to the back, overskirts,,
uneven hemlines and new ankleI
length gowns.
Other fashion characteristics of
this season's gowns are princess
necklines, blouson sleeves, caped
shoulders and sashed waists.
Fabrics into which the gowns
are translated include chiffon,
organdy, tissue taffeta, cotton lace,,
linen, sheet silk and gossomer wool.j
Pastels Popular
The traditional white is losing
ground this year with luory, blush
pink, mauve and ice blue becoming
more popular with the spring
For the bride who wants a prac-
tical dress that also will be appro-
priate for formal summer dances,
strapless gowns with removable
jackets are perfect.
The covered-up look is the result
of the continental influence, as is
the trumpet sheath with the big
Formal Wedding
At a highly formal wedding, the
bride will be wearing a dress with
a cathedral, sweep or in-between
length train, and a headdress with
floor and fingertip length veiling.
Ballerina Length
Either a floor or ballerina street
length dress is the fashion for the
moderately formal bridal party in
white or a pale tone.
Accessories of course must in-
clude the traditional "something
old, something new, something
borrowed and something blue."
White lace, satin or dressy pumps
will adorn the feet of the bride and
her jewelry will probably consist
of pearls.
Bridal fashions are consistent

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TRADITIONAL GOWN-floor length for the formal ceremony
with fashion ideas of 1957. Smart a bertha-like manner on the bodice
and precisely drawn silhouettes in tiers of rolfles around the yoke-
and sheer, floating fabrics will topped, floor length skirt.
take the limelight of the spring Simple and perfect is the '57
and summer wedding. styled air borne silk organdy with
Some dresses demand an elabor- a fitted empire . waist. Brocaded
ate wedding while others will look flowers bring the neckline and
their loveliest in a simple home skirt into sharp focus.
setting; others will take on a The high-low hemline which
special bloom in a fragrant sum- stops short above the ankles and
mer garden. dips to the floor in the back cre-
From the moment when one says ates one of the newest and most
"I do" through the summer, a silk graceful effects which the summer
taffeta and nylon sheer sheath{ bride has to choose from.
with a side overskirt of lace will Inspiration for the bride's wed-
be in high style for all formal ding-dress splendor comes from all
o'rcasions. over the world this season. From
As pretty as the roses which will Madrid there is a cocktail length
cover the garden fence will be the sheath with a double box length
bride who wears an eyelet - em- ipanel train attached to the waist-
broidered gown over satin cut with I band, which is removable.
big sleeves and a bell top skirt For the bride with the long
that has a flat back panel but is stemmed figure, this gown lends
fully gathered in the back. an aura of Spanish sophistication.
Embroidered Organdy And from Mexico there is the
Crisp and quaint is a wedding narrow skirted kimono in front
dress of eyelet embroidered Swiss which is wrapped around the waist
organdy. The organdy is used in with an obi-type sash.

Men Adopt Caps,
Bermudas; Keep
Cords, Crewnecks
Two years ago the trousers with
belted backs were worn by ap-
proximately 4 per cent of the men
students here at the University.
In the last two years the change
has been almost complete. Now
about 100 per cent of the males
wear this type of pants.
Here, as in all forms of men's
clothing, Eastern influence has
been a major determining factor.
But despite the eastern influence,
there is a decided feeling among
University men that they do not
want to dress like eryone else.
They prefer to adapt and adjust
in their own particular ways to
these influences.
Exemplifying this preference is
the general taste exhibitd by men
in their coice of jewelry and ac-
cessories. Although the large de-
signece cufflinks are now fashion-
;ile, males at the University will
have nothing to do with these
"gaudy affairs."
They prefer instead the small
simple shapes. Their conservative
attitude is also suggested in their
choice of tie clasps. 'A neat, trim
narrow tie bar is one of the most
necessary and important accessor-
iss for men.
An unusual transition has oc--
curred in the past two years. Uni-
versity men are wearing caps and
hats. Not long ago they refused to
wear them, but now the caps are
seen through winter and summer.
This is quite a switch.
Bermuda Switch.,.
Another item that has under-
gone a complete switch in popu-
larity is Bermuda shorts. When
men first began wearing them, the
few who had enough nerve to ap-
pear then in public in them wore
Very conservative gray flannel.
Now bermudas are being worn in
all fabric types and by males of
all sizes and shapes
The shirts and sweaters that
men students wear have not
changed since the advent of the
crew neck sweater and the shirt
with the button down collar. These
classic types of apparel have been
relatively stable in style, adapt-
ing of course, to new fabrics as
they appear in the market.
In summer clothing, esecially
summer suits, cotton is still king'.
The cotton cord suit is most popu-
lar~. Whether it is reular cotton,
polished cotton, or a blend with
dacron, these cotton cords will
probably remain the most import-
ant summer fashion item.
The use of polished cotton in
these suits is new. After having
been used in slacks for a long time;
it is now being utilized in this way
Ties retain their narrow shape
again this year. The striped "rep"
silk is still a favorite, but the
folard patterns are gaining in
popularity s
Originally "folard" referred to a
weave of silk. Because its manu-
facturers always included small
figures in it, it has come to mean
a tie with small, clear figures in
Wool Belts
Wool challis is also popular for
ties. The matching belt and tie sets
are usually made of this or India
Madras. India Madras is also quite
popular for more informal wear
for men and women, as testified by
the matching cap and bermuda
For formal apparel, the single
breasted dinner jacket, either
white or blue depending os the
season, remaining a favorite. There
are a wide range of cummerbund

and tie sets available in various
plaids or stripes.
The trench coat that is so popu-
lar on this campus is not a new
style. The "coacher" is a copy of
a cavalry officer's raincoat. It is
full flared, has a deep center vent,
originally, for easier riding, but
now used to facilitate walking.
Varied types of classic raincoats
are built around this basic style.

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EASTERN INFLUENCE-Bermudas for men are
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