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BY It 5 E A 3 ECTIONJEOP WOMEN ION REVIEW 19 THREE SECTIONS. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1921J. SECTION THREE. The Byways of Fashion A TOUCH BY ARTISTIC FINGERS MAKES YOUR DRESSING SMART Monkey Fur in Many Guises Used to Supply Charm, While Curled and Flat Ostrich Feathers Trim Other Edges, Colorful Combinations Line Wraps, Coats and Capes. By Margery Wells CopnMit. 1022. (Nw Tort Erenlnj HAVE you a dress that you dis like and for no particular rea son? Then put your mind to thinking what you can do to change Its outward appearance by some clever touch! Wonders have been accom plished with a belt, a collar, a frill or an added sleeve. And then, perhaps, the shoes or the stockings, or the hat, or the gloves are wrong. Sometimes these llttla things throw a whole frock Into dis repute and the influence they exert Is so sl and subtle that you baldly sus pect them until you delve deeply into their characters. A dark blue serge .Iress, for In stance, can be dull anj meaningless for no apparent reason. But, add to It light gray stockings with walking shoes strapped over the gray instep and have a pair of mousquetaire gloves exactly to match the stockings and you will see that costume take on pep and n.anlng which had been totally foreign to it a moment previously. A brown dress can be as gloomy as a rainy day when it Is Inartistically surrounded." Hut add. perhaps, a flow ing henna veil and you have some hing. Silver for a Headdress. S.'ver brightens up black In the most remarkable manner. It 1b more Colorful, used in this way, than any color could le. Just the merest touch of silver on a black dress makes that dress take on an expression of color which no amount of real coloi could make It do. In the picture there are silver bunches of grapes hanging from a sil ver forehead band. They are clasped around a blae" nead and worn with a black dre hereby they manage to suppi' ..ntillating color effect that - ..e costume well out of the Class of the mpdlocrc. Fur Fringed Stockings Monkey fur has a persistent way of Appearing as trimming for every article of female apparel. Wo have Been It on underwear ai marvelled. But here It is, by some strange stroke of fate, running up and down the World) by Pram IMblkhlni Co. sides of stockings. It Is a fad, cer tainly, but it certainly Is a fascinating one, as can bo seen by the picture on this page. Fringe placed anywhere on your clothes gives a gracefulness that Is much to be desired, and this new dem onstration of Its use is only one more way of showing its power to add charm. Monkey filnge is gathered into ro settes for slippers, too, and there it Shows the curling, rippling quality of Its slenjcr waviness even better than it can when it runs up and down the sides of the stockings. Linings for Capes. The linings of your capes and coats these days show lots of things about the general character of your tastes. You see, once there was a ruling about linings. They had to he plain or they A Head-O'tss, a Fan and a Fur Shoulder Cape Are lnteesting Additions to the Evening Frock. 8 ;rv.- f v '1- 'VA i -; -k 'mL . j'''' rmm K4S Above Silver Grapes and a Silver Ribbon to Adorn the Brow and Hai of a Girl Ready for a Happy Evening At the Left Stockings With Monkey Fur Fringing Their Sides had to be figured in order to be in tlie running of fashion, liut now it is ihc proper thing to weave original ity into the design of the silken soft nesses that lay next to your dresses. There are llnlngn of colorful bro cade, with little gilt braidings to out line the seams. There are linings of neutral tone silk crepes with figured Chinese ribbons used for seam cover ings, There are brilliant cerise and gulden satin linings with soft gray chiffons shirred over them to give oharm to the color effect. . Yhere are plain linings with fluted ribbons mak ing Interesting patterns over their surfaces. There are quilted llnlngB of some light tone, gray or tan, quilted with might wool stitcher There are black and whit,, k linings figured with Egyptian designs. All of those are beautiful enough In themselves, but the best part they Play Is when tlio capo or coat Is opened and thrown back from the shoulders, for there is a background for you fit to Inspire an artist. It ia a delicate thing too to keep the best part for the last, for a glimpse as the wrap Is npenul or when It files apart under the influence of a ltlnd wind. Flat Fur Scarfs. A long, fiat fur srarf Is nn excellent thing to own. It serves so many purposes for a girl who wants to h well dressed at all times. You can wear it with a suit. You can vra. It around your throat when a topcoat needs extra warmth. You can wear It In early spring as your only wrap, and you ej-n use it to throw over your shoulders in the evening when, sud denly, you are subjected to chlllinir blasts of air. The girl in the illustration is wear ing an drmine M-nrf over her eveninir dress. Of course this Is the most lux urious of furs, but the flat stoles ar good in Miuirrel, in one of the lighter toned nam uls. in kolinsky, )n seal and In some imitation furs which have tnkiti n last hold on fashion' creations. The flat villi's nf fur are always In fashion, lor if they cannot be used In one mamii'i then they can be ' employed in some other way nd en Investment thus placed is bound to bring more tlian its value In the re turn of goed lonk , for all occasions. Ostrich Feathur Trimmings. KverywlU'iv n c hits of ostrich tips appearing a- the final touches on some l.niulsiiii guun. They a.-e alwuys flatti'iur; wheiever they are used in Die tKni'i' that a girl loves to have ibotn In i . The coifi'iin- decoration, worn alon? with the imiiie caif In the picluie, shows u ii time dumping ovci one eir In that roquettit.li manner which In ulways eharinmu It swings fiom w band of eet nidiled with steel. There aie uMiitli edges for the bot toms of fkirts. There are ostrich feathers tii.ed fm slieve ends, There are ostrich flutis woven into the mak ing of rirdles anil more elaborate Bashes. OMrMi tips line collars In a solid mars, making a fluffy back ground fo" the fine and the head. Os trich pompoms are used for the trim, mlng of fro ks and even fur .h Hdornmcn ,,f 'mm' hik tobes.