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The San Francisco Sunday Call Woman Section
The Smartest Fashions of Well Dressed Folk DEAREST ELEANOR: Yesterday afternoon I walked abroad in the sun, and I could not resist the temptation to linger in an improvised flower gar den on one of our streets. Azaleas and geraniums seemed to have been "cornered" by the enterpris ing vender, and I had an excellent opportunity to see a few Btreet gowns because 01-^he indecision of the customers. ; One little girl had a great time .selecting her family tree. She was dressed in a very simple little frock with a smocked yoke and cuffs (one of the newest touches, I believe). Her hat was of shirred pink silk, of a mushroom shape that is always becoming to childish faces. But the mother's dress was a beauty! Of linen in one of the old-rose shades, with very at tractive lines. Embroidery was the main featurej forming- decorative points at the yoke and girdle and outlining the lower edge of the tunfe. The cuffs on the elbow sleeves were embroidered in the same effective way. / Of course, with these new , short-length sleeves long gloves > were worn. The large hat of natural-colored straw was turned up at the back and trimmed' with -large flowers and foliage. Coming down the street was an older woman who showed how well dressed our mothers can be in this enlightened age. A small straw/ turban with flowers at one side was- a conservative choice of hat. The afternoon : costume of gray silk- had a shallow yoke, cut square, and an arrangement of a tunic that fell from the shoul •ders to the knees. A belt was used at the sides and back, and buttons were sanely added as trimming. One of' the . new marabou-trimmed scarfs was- thrown around the shoulders of this matron. Verily, the day of woman of any age has arrived ! Write to me soon! • Your sister, . MADGE.