The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 29, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 29, 1955
Page 9
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TUESDAY. MARCH 29, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE FASfiro.V FIVER — Mr. Rene George made a wise choice when he selected a Palm Beach 'Fashion Fiver' nt, Martin's Men's Store Jason Hall's famous 'Fashion Fiver' gives you five different outfits . . . regular suit . . . coat with contrasting slacks . . . odd jacket . . . light slacks . . . dark slacks At Martins you'll iind.a wide selection of Palm Beach colors including charcoal, navy, brown and tan. Mr. George's suit is powder blue. Lightweight Fabrics Are Champs for Spring And Fashion Honors Particularly Important In coat end suit fabric divisions are the leatherweiRht contenders In the fashion ring. Champions for the new season are rich-looking fabrics that are airy, cool and sprightly! Coats are made up in "suit weight" fabrics; suits "weigh in" in dress-type woolens or blends. Thus, your spring cost or suit Js newly more-versatile going mast blithejy and comfortably into the warm days of summer. l There's 'round the calendar Wear in the new silks—particularly the nubby, rustic silks called "pesante." Silk and silk blend tweeds are in the lightweight class, too. Cottons too, take on the rich distinctivcness of luxury wools or silks! And, they're so Important in new coa(5 and suits! Soft touch fabrics—the "400" of the coat and suit world—such as cashmere, vicuna, guanaco and llama, come Lightly to the fore when blended with wool. Knitted texture in woven fabrics, such as wool jersey, has come from its Parisian home, to the fashion centers, and debuts in many collections in coatings and suitings bof.h. Linens and worsted make harmony and lightweight in new coatings and suitings. And—there's the wondrous airiness of Orion, excitingly important because of its easy machine-washablllty. FabricsConnect Big Three Of Fashion World Costumes, coordination and color are thn "big three" of the fashion world this spring and—an cxcitlnK variety of fabric Is their connecting link! Prom dress-up wear to loungc- nboul, wear, such interesting fabric combinations as flannel with cotton or silk print . . . twrnds with silk and cotton . . . linen with woolens or silks, all—make headlines. Specially-treated fabrics or nat- iiml fibers blended with orlon, da- cron or nylon give impetus to yards nnti yards of plcatctl-io-stay fabric fancies. Crcasc-rcsislancc is an important factor in t,he new cottons, linen.*; and rayons that slay crisp and clean. | Sharkskin weaves are In t.he headlines—in glistening Celanesc Acetates or cotton versions. Cool, crisp cottons with Ihc look of worsteds, tweeds or silks . , . in chino and gabardine .... take bright, vibrant colors or sophisticated dark ones with equal finesse nnd smartness! Cotton jnrsey drapes belter, hold.s Its .shape bettor and is seen everywhere in guy new sty lings. I'on.-jcc, whether the true silk, or' nylon or orlon blend cotton—take?, abstract or restrained prints on mi turn 1 grounds. 'Tapcnveij{lil" fabrhs— tha'. look likf- worsted and feel like silk, or look like .silk nnd wnsh like cotton—are headline-rat Ins Hems, Hip, Hip, Hooray! TIlps this season nro belted, p';. i ",tod. .shirred, gtithcrcd, tucket -'IK| dnipcd — the rciil/'r of fash 10 •.•attention for Sprini, 1055, Tcclnml hns no IJlUnniey. Tin? 1 1 :;nd iT'Mihllc publishes morn n \v books per cnpiln thnn uny olhc'i* country In tho world. You'll wear these light-weights from season to season—particularly if they are weather-insulated with Milium linings. Whether you are going to sew your own wardrobe, or choose it from your favorite shop—be sure Lo check the "lightweights" first! New S//m Silhouette Plays Lead as West Coast Fashions Star California . . . the world's second largest fashion center , . . has raised the curtain on the California Look. . . Co-starring are color and fabric with the narrowed silhouette in a leading role. In the California Look, milady still has curves, though they are considerably restrained. The opening number features COLOR ... and the birth of the blue-greens and mauves as hit parade hues are worth watching. Jt wouldn't be California without oranges, and they're on the scene too—different only in name—persimmon, tangerine, capucine, or "hot orange." There's lota of white and plenty of black and a third bright shade thrown in for accent. FABRIC . . . from beginning to end, it's the sustaining thread that motivates the plot. It's basic, but always beautiful — both Domestic and imported material blend happily in the interpretation of the designer's ideas. Prints were never colorful. Dots and stripes are attention-getters, too. Cottons are cither of a homespun, rough-hewn character or silken and lovely. California designers have done more for cotton than anywhere else on earth! Pure imported linen comes printed or plan. Silk looks tweedy in some instances. It's still number one favorite lor late day or great occasion dresses. A few sheer wools and more apstel jerseys are on stage. SILHOUETTE is a scene stealer , , . it's slim, one moment and full the next. New actors on the stage are Swimsulis in bright or white. Their silhouette is sleek, smooth with back interest. Return of the two- piece swimsuit is imminent. New are flower-fresh outlines with petal bra, or blossom-shaped skirts. This is the year /or i'ants for all sorts of occasions—sunning, swimming, or soireeing. Long, short or Bermuda, they are all pared to second-skin proportions. New are the floor length skirts for patio or at home entertaining. The newest Jook in daytime dresses is the unbelted, or low-belted, slim sheath-like type. Bouffant or billowing skirts are still popular for late day and evening wear. Big collars are going strong. Coats and Suits—silhouette steps in here with new width at the top, lessening to a sliver at the hem. Cotton coau, full length, are as Important to the dress as button or zipper. Bloused back jackets are also important. You too, can "get into the act" with these exciting new and colorful fashions . . . designed for smart casual living. Get the California Look this spring! Brother, Sister Ensemble Fit All Age Groups Coordination of brother-sister styles that range from size '.'small" to 6x is the newest fashion idea! You'll find smartly-tailored suits in wool, gabardine and linens, styled alike for brother and sister. The popular "grown-up" jumper style is carried over to the young crowd in a matching 1 suspender jumper set. Made of fine cotton broadcloth, they're easy for Mother to wash and iron. Playmates are matchmates in washable denim and cotton slacks, shorts, blouses and jackets. Beachwear is coordinated with matching shorts and beach Jackets of cotton terry-cloth or pique. Nightwear is matched with brother-sister pajamas and nighties in cool cotton plisse In gay prints and patterns. Even the diaper crowd gets into the act with matching short sets and dresses, snap-crotch overalls and diaper sets. Pastels are popular this spring and accent the more sophisticated colors like charcoal gray and navy that are being shown. Bright Bows Bow in for Spring On slim - lined suits, coats, dresses, shirts—and even sweaters, there's big fashion news about a "big bow." Fashion calls them "pussy cat bows" ... as they fluff out mo&t- femininely from high-rising neck- Jin es. You'll want to fill in the flat, wide collar with a side tied bower tie it beneath the roll-up, flyaway collar — the deep cut suit, coat or dress neckline will Invite a gay, jaunty, bow, tool Particularly Important In the bow lines—are brilliantly colored polka dots. From pin-sizes to dollar-sized coin doU, they add bright emphasis to the pale pastel, the navy Male Look Is Neater Slimmer Ladles... here's what the man in your life will look like this spring! He'll look slimmer, narrower, heater, He'lll wear trousers that Just clear the shoe top. Jackets that end at the waistline JJJie a waistcoat or informal cut-away Sleevei that are shorter to show more linen. Short sleeved shirts that are shorter too, as If they had been roiled up. Sport jackets have narrow lapels that taper to a one-button closure. Trousers have very narrow cuffs or no cuffs at all! This new pared-down shorter silhouette is streamlined like tom- moirow's sport* cars without sacrificing comfort and wearabiUty! Spring's Full Skirts Whirl In Bright Cottons Fashion harvests a big crop of cotton this year, and in the "cream of the crop," you'll find a wonderful group of gay "separates" skirts! Full-swinging circles continue to be in the fashion whirl in the skirt lines. Pleated fancies, with slimmer lines rate rave notices. Quilted charmers continue to be smart news. Broadcloths, poplins. cotton prints, sharkskin weaves, cotton gabardine and chino are the fabrics of the skirt lines. The important silhouette for the many overblouse themes is the long torso skirt—this style .has flat hip yoke .with pleated or flared fullness below. High-walsted skirt styles with suspenders, are the newcomers with real style importance! Prints run the gamut of tiny geometries and florals, to abstract patterns executed with bold color and stroke. Fashion again favors the "upholstery" look of basketweave and hopsacking fabrics. • Some of the newer circles wear their own petticoat*; others are pellon-lined for permanent fullness. Skirts for spring are clearly defined for all the many versatile top-notes, colors, and high fashion details of the season. Quaker Girl The wide, wide collar points to smartness in crisp white pique for street and casual wear, caped for afternoon. or black, or the rich-hued tone of the costume below! We Have Your SUIT For EASTER The Newest-Fcbrics... The Newest Styles Look Your Best For Easter And Spring You'll get a wonderful feeling of satisfaction—no doubt about it—when you step into Martin's lien's Store. For you'll see racks of America's finest suits tailored by Curlee and Botany. For men who want: 1. Good appearance 2. Long wear 3. Moderate prices. MARTIN'S HAS THEM ALL! And you'll know that every style, every fabric, every color is here for your careful selection. Come in tomorrow and look over our new Spring stock. Smart as a Bunny— MORE FOR YOUR MONEY SHIRTS FOR EASTER In your Favorite Colors and Collar Style. — And Those Important Accessories — • Esquire Socks • Crosby Square Shoes • Cavalier, Regal • Champ Hats Neckwear MARTIN'S MENS STORE "Everything for Men and Boys" Dry Driving Is Sought STONINGTON, Conn. W) — It's KoiriK to cost more for .wet driving in Stonington In 1955 than It did In 1954. Judge Billings B. Pairbrother announced that he's upping fines from $100 to $150 lor those con- victed of driving whllt under th* influence of liquor. Noting that four wet driven tud faced him In less thui • montti, the judge said: "Perhtpt I h*v* been to lenient.'* "I EASTER SMARTNESS At Wards Low Prices THE "BASIC" DRESS 9.98 Dramatic foil for accessories f Here's only one—see them all! Acetate-rayon tissue foilles/'Cynaras." Navy, black. Misses' and women's. NYLON FLEECE TOPPER 6.77 Tuxedo front style with a full flare- out back! Fine quality Beaunit nylon. Easy to wash—drys flufTy-new. White or pastels. Sizes 10 to 18. Cool, sleeveless Blaulei lo wear through spring and summer too. Richly detailed with embroidery, glitter trims. While, colors. 32-38. COTTON-NYLON BLEND 2.98 YOU SAVE 52 AND $3 5.97™ Usually 8.98 and 6.98 in many stores. Sister styles in navy and while checked Chromspun taffeta. Matching tole bag, can-can petticoat of red rayon taffeta. While collar, cuffs, braid-trim Jacket. \ SAVE 12-NYLON DRESS 4.97 Usually 6.98 in other jtores. New taffeta-finish nylon In gay spring prints. Full skirt, separate whit* rayon taffeta petticoat. 7 to 14. BUY NOW—PAY LATER ON CONVENIENT MONTHLY TUMI J

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