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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 27, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 15',
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TOP-COATS, SHORT SKIRTS AND BOOTS ARE
LATEST EDICT FROM FASHION ZONE
BY MAYBELUE MORTIMER be worn in "wind and rainy weather"
Have you noticed the swaeeer lit- it's auite the smartest thine Dame
tie top-coat that has pushed its way Fashion has turned out this season.
Many of the coats are made of light
est shade of tan covert cloth, though
gray and shadowy gray checks in
lightweight materials are also good.
The usual length is three-quarters,
but whatever the color or length, the
"swagger coat" must have a "flare"
at the sides and back, a very decided
ripple or "flare" pockets, buttons and
a military collar add to its smartness.
Some women npt you or I or our
neighbors are wearing high Rus
sian boots with their new spring
suits. The boots are soft tan or yel
low leather, laced on the sides and
very much wrinkled and crinkled
about the ankle.
The topcoat has brought the sep
arate skirt into popularity. Navy blue,
small checks, gorgeous plaids are
made up in yoked skirts which just
touch the shoe-tops. They are just
as smart as the little tan-color coats
with which they are worn.
Many of the new spring street
suits have the high empire waist line
outlined on the coat with narrow
bands of soutache braid.
A bolero jacket of navy blue with
a skirt of striped cloth cut on the bias
is one of the popular spring models.
Dark green, dull yellow and blue are
the colors in the skirt.
The little hats will be with us until
May day at least. Then watch for
One scientist has discovered vthat
one may tell from the teetli.of a child
what sort of a man he will be. We've
noticed that wlien they are stained
with tobacco the kid is likely to be
come a tough guv
Swaggerv.Littfe. .Coatt Useful and
right up to the frpnt of the fashion
Take a good look at it when one
comes your way, for everybody will
be wearing- a top-coat before spring
is far advanced.
The "swagger coat," as it is called,
fa built for-utilitjvbut even if it Is to