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SPRING FASHION SECTION OF THE WA YNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
By DOROTHY ROE
Associated Press Fashion Editor
Now that the shouting is over, it
appears that Easter fashions in the
I. S. A. are going to be much less
alarming than earlier reports m
clieated. Theys have a new look.' it
true. But it's a far different sil
houette than the droop-shouldered.,
barrel-skirted affair first proposed
by certain Paris designers.
Now that I'. S. manufaeturers
have recovered from the first lis
teria over the revolution m fash
ion, they have tunjd out tor Eas
ter consumption an array of suits
and coats as conservative as any
timid shopper might demand.
Kor those who like their tailored j
clothes in the classic tradition,
there are plenty of crisp, slim
skirtcd suits with either short or
long jackets, no exaggerated vvusp
waists or hip pads, and a general
air of good breeding. Just below
the call is the accepted skirt
for the more daring, there are
si ill full-skirted, small-uaisled out- ;
tits, but even in most of these the
skirt Hares have been modified and
shoulder pads have been retained
Fabrics are handsomer than they
have been in many years, with all
v ancles of gabardine well out in
front, and navy by all odds the
favorite color. Grays, in both wor- :
steds and flannels, are the next best
bet. and then come muted pastels
and sand tones.
Hats arc frankly designed to Hat- '
ter the wearer and there's nothing
freakish or frightening about
them, either. Favorite for wear -with
Easter suits is the stiff little
straw sailor, which may be trimmed
with flowers, gay imported taffeta1
ribbon or veiling Victorian bon
nets are shown for the young, and
big utT-the-facc Bretons are defi
nitely in the picture. Delicate pas
tel tones are preferred for spring
hats, to flatter the face and con
trast with dark, simple suits and;
Shoes and handbags are lady- '
like and handsome. Newest -hoes
of the season have covered toes .
and heels, hut may be cut far
down on the vamp, with perhaps
a strap or two to add to the "cov- I
ered-up" look Supple kidskins
and soft calf and suede leathers j
are being shown, with fewer plat-1
form soles than last year. I
Handbags are smaller to fit the
general feeling of restraint notice
able throughout the mode, with
neat boxy or melon shapes most
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THK KASTKK PICTURE . . . Typical of spring suit fashions in this slim-skirted tailleur de
signed bv Mnnte-Sano with brief godet jacket, in navy blue gabardine by Forstrnann. At
i r'ht are: a white shantung straw sailor with emerald green velvet trim and white dande
lions, bv L.i ldie Nui thridge; the new smaller boxy handbag and capeskin gloves, by Mark
Cross; and Herman Uelman's dressmaker pump, low-cuit with closed heel and toe and a
short strap across the low vamp.
Qt'ICK METHOD DISCOVERED
TO PRODUCE LINEN YARN
MINNEAPOLIS LP The Uni
versity of Minnesota has developed
a new process to convert flax straw
into ln.cii varn in less than five
Most i is,j , .it ,i nt factor is the re
Imoval of -n:..- ,,nd other wastes
j from Max fili. r in I'."- - I Han an hour.
.Many Euro can hr.cn makers, us
ing the natural method, soak the
fibers in bogs for several hours.
Minnesota and the Dakotas grow
72 per cent of the nation's flax.
Advertise in the Want Ad page.
was built in
commercial glue i
Holland in Hi'lO.
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and So Prettily Detailed -
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Soft, charming and even more
versatile are the suits this sea
son. These suits in coverts and
gabardine, gently tailored,
A Woman's Smart
When Clothes Are
Certainly with the urgency of
our times and the great speed with
which everything, including our
selves, is forced to move, no one
will be fool-hardy enough to be
hampered by too-long, voluminus
skirls, oversized hats and sleeves
and Victorian ruffles and laces.
If we must change and change
we must then let's have the
clothes that arc right for 1948 rath
er than those of 18ti8. 78. 88. 98 and
1901). Most yvomen want clothes to
"do something ' for them, to be
functional and to be suited to then
way of life. Most American wo
men do not feel up to making a
production" of going to market.
Also, with shortages of fabrics
of all types, too much fabric is as
poor taste as tilling your plate with
meat when there is a shortage. It
is time for women to use common
sense and take a look at ourselves,
find out how tall, how wide o.' how
slim we are and balance our fig
ures, lf our shoulders look badly
rounded, then wc should keep '.hem
moderately square. If we need lout,
jackets, then let us wear five gored
skirls or p ?ated skirls.
If we can wear flared coats and
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New Look Gradually Toned Down For taster P
Spring Suits and Coats Are
Modified To Average laste
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ORIENTAL PRINT in a tunic
dress fashioned of an inter
estingly textured crepe made
of Avisco rayon yarns.
skirl skirts, by all means we should
Kind the skirt length that looks
just right and then stick to it. If
you can wear a pretty hat and veil,
wear it. If you can't, have your
This year finds machine k!,,n, ,
hand-knitted hand - loomed
simulated hand-knitted du ,
suits, jackets and three-piece
in varying price ranges
$29.95 up. They are consn , ,,,
but not reactionary in cut, ; l
more detailing, flared or iU!i,,
skirts, and they are definitely n,
signed fc travel, town and ci.un'i.
wear and come in new weaves i...
ors and textures.
HERE'S CULINARY Til'
MILWAUKEE (UP) Mi s (,.
los Gcrlach, who baked an ,n, , i
food cake with pancake (loin m.
stead of cake flour, reported n,,
cake "turned out fine and t.i
hat made to suit your prolih .
Gloves, bags and shoes arc vcr.
important. They too are so uumi
better when geared to the weaiu -scale
than when oversized.
laste is more important ;.in
style. Fashion is not to be folli.v.ni
blindly. It is like a table ol l.i
d'oeuvres. Take the things iiii
you can use to make you nunc ,ii
tractive and better dressed to tine
Don't risk being ridiculous l,.
cause you think you are in taslni,,,
Well dressed women selecf ..ml
balance and weigh. They cooidm
ate their clothes and accessories ,mi
also spend less by so doing Dm: i
waste anything and give ,iwj
everything you cannot use
Easter March 28
As seen in CHADM
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A TYPICAL CAROLE
Carol King combines delicate
embroidery with plain fabric in
a design beautifully poised and,
completely at ease wherever it
goes ... on the go everywhere!
Manitou spun rayon. Junior sizes
9 to 1 5.
Something new in the"
A TYPICAL CAROLE KING GIRL!
( Scolloped embroidery to ;
emphasize fashion's new look . ,
rounded hipline, softened sleeve . ,4
plus a pretty, Victorian collar.
Qipper spun rayon. Junior sizes 9 to 1 5,
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