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TOP.COATS, SHORT SKIRTS AND BOOTS ARE
LATEST EDICT FROM FASHION ZONE
BY MAYBELllE MORTIMER
Have you noticed the swagger lit
tle top-coat that has pushed its way
Swaeerer Little Coat, Useful
right up to the front 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,
is built for- utility, buteven if it is to
be worn in "wind and rainy weather,"
it's quite the smartest thing Dame
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 not 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
Tvith 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 atlleast. Then watch for
One scientist has discovered that
one may tell from the teeth of a child
what sort of a man he will be. We've
noticed that when they are stained
with tobacco the kid is likely to be
come a tough guy.