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WILL MORE FORMAL FASHIONS FOLLOW THE
Beneath umbrella draperies,
straight chemise robes and tissue
evening gowns swathed orientally
there remain the lovely -natural
curves of' the female figure.
Perhaps the one high note of the
openings of Paris models has been
a tendency to display these lines
once again. Certain small boleros,
close fitting empire waists and direc
toire coats curved to fit smoothly at
the normal waist line seem to show
Dame Fashion in a new frame of
Lately Fashion has been like a
painter who gets his effects by the
way he contrasts his colors. There
are hints that she will soon turn
sculptor and deal directly with the
human form divine.
There is a promise of things pre
cise and formal in some of the most
artistic new creations. Therefore
women who delight in unbalanced
arrangements are making the most
of their present opportunities. For
instance, there is the "opposed"
treatment of the two sides of a
dress one sleeve of draped chiffon
and the other arm merely braceleted
with beaded banding; or looped
drapery of tulle on one side of a skirt
and satin plaits or a broad embroi
dered sash on the other; or evening
capes with but one sleeve.
Other charming and persistent ec
centricities are the uneven or wavy
hem; the Algerian or under-caught
hem; trains made of a straight width
of silk suspended from the shoulders;
and such violent contrasts as the un
collared bodice and the Elizabethan
ruff which is wired and fluted and
which flares from the square cut
waist to a point well above the ears.
And just as women have found
comfort in full skirts of a convenient
shortness there appears a very long
and narrow model which is sure to
receive the attention if not the ap
nroval of the fashion makers
However, the just average shopper
of moderate means picks out the
purely practical ideas and adapts
them to her own particular purpose.
Instead of the customary coat,
skirt and blouse, she is just now buy
ing a one-piece dress with a match-ft
For a more elaborate street suit
she selects something which js
touched up with linen crewel, Bon
naz embroidery, chain stitch, sou
tache braid or tinsel thread. For her
also, as well as for the woman who
motors, are distinctive designs in
long separate coats of Scotch mix
tures, cut in mannish fashion, or fall'
gathered models in velour de laine
and other soft cloths.
There is no reason whatever why
the economical shopper should not
indulge in some of the pretty, freak
ish things which she usually avoids.
They cost no more than the common
articles and they give a costume that
sophisticated look which is the final
test of good style.
The collarles blouse, for instance,
is one of the prominent features of
late fashion which the average shop
per is prone to overlook. Short
sleeves and high necks are a combi
nation to be noted. '
Suede andLglace leathers are used
in millinery. Wide suede belts are
much to be desired.
Draped hats are the last word in
millinery. And no matter what the
width of brim, there are high
crowned hats for those who like
them and queer little flat crowns for
those whp can wear them. Wooden
beads are employed to make hat or-
Hats are very simple -as to trim
ming, but striking in the use of dif
ferent materials for crowns and .
brims. And historical designs are
strangely modified, as when the Na
poleonic shape is done in tulle and