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tTROUSERETS! BUT WE CALL
By B&tty Brown
Trouserets are merely trouserets
even though Dame Fashion jiiscreetjy I
calls them divided skirts, but what
ever we call them the bifurcated gar- i
ments are here and the spring maid
who affects the "full flaring" skirt
will wear beneath it a skirt that's
snug fitting and divided.
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First of the trouserets or trouser
sMrts cqmes from the studio of Mme.
Alia Ripley, president of the Fashion
Art League of America, but if you
think there's anything sensational
about it there's surprise in store for
you. Note the model I've sketched
for you you'll have to look twice to
discover the trim underskirt that
whisks beneath the wide spreading
ripple of the skirt proper.
The overskirt you'll notice is tut
in four points at the waist line and
buttoned to a high girdle from which
it falls in sweeping graceful lines over
the skirt that's divided.
.The cpat'is siojrJUanibuUt on. wjdgelsawns
flaring lines, and the close fitting
sleeves end in bell shaped cuffs.
The gown designed by Mme. Rip
ley is dark blue velveteen with the
cuffs and the edge of the coat and
the bottom of the skirt bound with
narrow, black silk braid. The high
collar is of beaver, though this
"choker" will be dispensed with in
made. lor sjgaig-ear.