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THE San Francisco CALL
THE SUSPENDER DRESS EX TEE, another style as a charming relief and as a very easy suggestion for using remnants. You remember the jumper dress of several years ago? Well, this is the same idea, only more similar to the suspenders worn by your brothers. The use to which fashion gives its sanction is just another proof of its vagaries. The suspender dress is to be found in all types of gowns. It is here in the linen morning frock, the silk afternoon dress, the elaborate evening gown. All kinds of fabrics form the straps over the shoulders, and these vary from one-inch bands to extremely broad pieces. The suspender idea bids for your favor. Look at the expressions of it and decide. In the corded crepe frock there is a pointed bib effect above the black taffeta girdle. Over each shoulder are two narrow straps of the crepe stitched into stiff form. Pearl buckles are used to complete the effect. There are two long straps, pointed and buckled on the front of the skirt, which has a deep hem cut to carry out the idea of the bib. Under this dress is worn a guimpe of figured lace, with a sailor collar and full sleeves strapped in at the cuff. Striped chiffon in black and white shows a use of velvet ribbon which extends over each shoulder, under the silk pr: idle and down each side of the front panel to the hem. At the back the velvet bands are caught at the waist line in a knot with short sash ends. Any plain fabric can be used as this velvet. The afternoon frock of striped silk has suspenders of chiffon in dark blue placed over the shoulders and eixling in short tabs a few inches below the waist line, where bows of silk fasten the ehiifon. This gives a broad effect and the transparency of the chiffon prevents too much contrast. Net, mousse line or lace can be v-< d with equally good effect. Extending from Ilie back collar are two embroidered straps on the ratine dress. The suspend*, r ;dea is here in modified form. The ends are rounded and held in under a vclver airdlc. The figured material used gives modish contrast over the white upper bedice and ratine bib. Buttons on each side of the straps add an attractive finish. Bands of plaid ratine are used to carry out the suspender idea on the white voile dress That shows a crossed fichu of net. long sleeves and triple bands of plaid on the skirt. The suspenders are broad on -kis modes and pass over the shoulders, ending under straight bands at both back and front_ of the waist line. Suspenders, or bretelles, may be used to carry a skirt of fabric that is a contrast to that of the bodice, up over the shoulder. The narrowest lines make a skirt equal a dress if you know how to use them. The suspender dress fchows how this can be done.