Queen's style - 1939

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Queen's style - 1939 - HOUSEHOLD HINTS FOR WOMEN Day that he runners -...
HOUSEHOLD HINTS FOR WOMEN Day that he runners - n ,, , _ - Elizabeth, Once A Dully-Dressed Duchess, Tours AmericdAsA Fashion-Setting By ADELAIDE KERB AP Fashion Editor Across the Scottish moors there used to walk a sturdy pink- cheeked girl with wind-blown hair, wearing a comfortable : sweater and tweed skirt. i Today, as England's queen she i lives in the limelight of a throne i and the clothes she wears feed the ' presses of a fashion conscious | world. Between those two cycles! of her life lie '20 years and a long · and difficult sartorial battle. For Elizabeth, Queen of Eng- : and, was not born a fashion i plate. She is not a fashion plate i low in the sense of devotedly j bllowing fashion's whims. But' ier clotnes reflect distinction, are I vatched for fashion tips by every I tyle-conscious person in the j vorld. Clothes Became Important As England's Duchess of York, ;he became known for her gra- j ciousness, her kindliness and her mile. She made no claim to fame n her clothes. Indeed fashion exerts exerts called them stodgy and dull. he appeared repeatedly in beige vool ensembles, combining a dress nd coat (she dislikes tailleursj nd showing relatively little hange of cui. Most of them were in-red at the neckline in a fluffy ircle of beige lox. Many of her at brims rolled suddenly back rom her face. Then came a day when the Three Steps In The Evolution Of Elizabeth's first-rank Duke ° r York mounted England's for each slice gen- add an- it with on immed- coffee, in water 5 boil-- hour song ye - ke," off the Carol Beery youngsters throne and the woman who used j to walk over the Scottish moors, I stepped into the limelight as queen. Her clothes became matters matters of first importance. Her evening clothes presented another problem, since they had to be of light color and fabric to serve as eifective foils for the decorations and orders she must wear. Moreover, she faced figure problems, as every woman does, riers was shortness of stature. The fashion demands of her position position had to be grafted on the demands demands of her silhouette. The Queen Blossoms Out Working with one of London's leading dressmakers she took up the difficult problem and so began began the development and evolution of the wardrobe of a queen. Soft powder blues, lilacs, grays and dusty rose supplemented the beige she had worn so much before. Flounces and draped effects gave way to simple smart cuts. Fluffy fox collars were pruned away to reveal that short graceful graceful curve of her throat, and the ful was placed on other parts of her costumes to retain the richness richness they demand. Sharply rolled hat brims gave way to those which swept back with new chic and grace, and jeweled jeweled clips supplemented her necklace necklace of pearls. .. Gradually a new "Elizabethan mode" evolved, but not one costume costume sacrificed the personality of a woman who was feminine to the crown of her head. Then came the royal visit to Paris in July, 193S, when the queen captured even the fashion fancy _ of the French. Those spreading crinoline gowns she 1929 This costume is typical of those Jforn by Elizabeth ten years ago as Wichess of York, when critics called her clothes dull. It combines combines a beige dress and straight coat* furred with her favorite fox. 4037 This gay costume, worn by 17Jf Queen Elizabeth in coronation coronation year, shows the beginning of the evolution of a queen's wardrobe. Fur appears only on the collar and the hat brim shows a new roll. f 030 Queen Elizabeth sailed for * *« * her American trip in this powder blue costume cut on lines of smart simplicity and trimmed with fabric fabric cut-out work instead of fur. Her hat is a smart beret. frothy whiteness of her costumes with having inspired much of. the vogue for the lingerie trims this spring. Today on her first American tour her clothes are winning fashion fashion applause. A slimmed figure has given an appearance of height; smart hats have added to · Canada, where many her chic. ciiosen gowns of dove gray, Her preference for pastel shades der blue and lilac for state has had its effect on fashions in I tions at which she appeared. Fall Styles Cast A Peacock Shadow wore are credited with having launched this winter's mode of full skirted evening frocks an Modified Bustle d ' lile Hints At New

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  1. The Kingston Daily Freeman,
  2. 10 Jun 1939, Sat,
  3. Page 4

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