The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 29, 1955 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 29, 1955
Page 13
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TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THIRTEEN Continental Air Seen InSeason's New Coats, Suits and Casual Wear Everything — but everything — in coats and suits seems to be new in fashion feeling I There's a certain unconventional; perhaps continental feel to these fashions, which Miss and Mrs. America will learn to know — and to love! With important inspiration bor- - rowed from the Italian, the French and the Oriental influences, new lines and detailings come to the fore with a definite novelty approach! First — there's never been such an, exciting variety of fascinating fabric. New blends, new color combinations and new treatments for old-standby fabrics create this fabric furore. Just think — your new season coat or suit — the one you choose for best — may be in cotton! Not the everyday sportswear, about- the-toWn cotton you know from the past — but an urban sophisticated cotton that may look like woof, or silk or even brocade! Not only are the style detailings and inspirations imported, but the very fabric in which they are interpreted, come from foreign shores. Silks — particularly from Italy — in ribbed and jacquard patterns, make their way into coat and suit collections either in "solo" treatment, or in close harmony of handsome with worsted blends. Again—"rustic" appears in fashion's vocabulary as a bold exciting . SAILOR — Gardener's "Sweet Hyacinth" ensemble in pure silk surah features a breton sailor and scarf. adjective! Here rustic fabrics for suits and coats wear a lightweight, yet textured look of nub, slub and rough weave. These you'll find In fabrics known as linen, raw silk, tussah, shantung, honan and peasante! These rustics appear grandly in your town and country suit and coat fashions! Your coat and suit lor spring will looke better, fit better and hold its shape better than ever before as specialized linings, facings and finish-treatments give shape and wearabillty to these garments. And here are the important style notes of the coat and suit collections . . . COATS . . . Short or long, the slim straight line is important, particularly with low, at-the-hlp detailing or back belt . . fitted coats look newest in slimmed versions with modified flared, and long torso, low fullness . . . semi-fitted coats with box styling and the classic reefer all tell the long forso story . . . flared coats are news when the fullness starts from a high, back line with straight front — or flares smoothly all 'round from its wide yoke beginnings. • All new suit and coat fashions wear a cool, uncluttered look! The Important grace notes appear in flat collars, low cut necklines, flyaway or button-down collars — and sleeves that roll-up, push-up or are simply cut shorter! Silhouette-wise : SUITS shape up with the following lines! Dior's 26" length Jacket, detailed at the hip; or the longer-in-look 23" or 24" jacket; jackets are bloused or relaxed, snug or boxy, over-blouse or belted: with primary interest focused hipward. Pleated or gored, straight-lined or flared — skirts give a clean-cut simplicity to suit expressions. Fashion puts special emphasis on the costume — the exciting match- mates that combine both coat and suit — or jumper with jacket — or coat with dress — to give a new variety to spring wardrobes. "DARK AGES" A certain period in history was called the "Dark Ages" because of belief that European civilization made almost no advancement between the 5th and 12th centuries. Fashion Literally Splashes Exciting Colors of Spring The artlits who create the wonderful lashlom that add such a lilting note to spring have ufted a palette literally splashed with color I The range of these new-season colors extends from the mistiest of pastels to sharp, vibrant tones that will add a staccato note to sprlni wardrobes. Color Is so important In the spring fashion picture that many new terms are being introduced In style vocabularies. For example: "shock" is the word used to describe the bright accent colors; "pale" Is the romantic word that Identifies the lovely pastels; "clash" Is the loose. Color contrast at the neckline and sleeves is an Important feature of these shirts. Stripes are the most Important single pattern. Fabrics generally are light and luxurious, with linens, Italian silks, chambray and lawn cottons, rayon-nylon blends and nubby-surface fabrics Important. best description of the use of such color combinations as pink with red or green with blue that are being introduced for spring; "violet rays" Is the name given the fashion-Important shades from mauve pink to purple; and "platinum" an appealing term for the new light, luminous grays to distinguish them from the charcoal tones of the past season. The strongest color trend for spring Is the wide popularity of pastels. Pastel tweeds are style leaders for coats and suits, with yellow being the newest entrant, in shades from maize to chartreuse. Pink mixed with white, beige, or .gray, and the blues, again with the whit* mixture, are generally the popular choice. Pastels are at their loveliest in such fabrics as silk, shantung, linen,, rayons, and synthetics. Navy is the strong favorite in coats and suits, but a new, very dark brown called charcoal brown Sheer Cottons Back in Vogue The .sheer cottons of "little girl" dresses have .skyrocketed back to favor with designers, bringing with them 'new fabric treatment. Summer will find pprmancntly-pleiited lawn in cool-lookiny dresses for torrid days, Novelty handkerchief sheers are among the daintiest and most feminine cottons to return to the fashion picture in blouses and summer dresses . Organdies and dimities take on new charm with printed floral patterns and borders for "big and little" girls alike. is an important newcomer. Natural and pale beiges going into cork browns and lugs/agc tones' are taking the place formerly held by shades of gray. The vibrant tones are much in j evidence throughout the spring picture. Outstanding are: tangerine, burnt orange, sharp yellow like canary, peacock blue, shock j pink, and a brilliant orchid. ! Truly, the colors from spring's 1 palette will rival, in loveliness,! nature's new-season brilliance. I Girls' Lingerie Is Frilly'n Spice Little sister's lingerie Is as frilly, feminine and fashionable as big sister's and mother's. Girls' fashions are as smart and new as grown-ups; with long-torso dresses, full skirted spring styles and sheer blouses. Their petticoats and slips follow, the new spring silhouettes with long torso slips fitted to the hip and flaring at the bottom. Bouffant cottons, tiered and ruffled with nylon net under ruffles help prop wide skirt flounces. Popular fabrics used are nylon tricot, nylon taffeta, polished cotton and embossed lawns. Don'f Shy at Pink and Red Don't raise your eyebrows at combining pink with red! Give a pastel pink the opportunity to "go steady" with bright red, and you'll love the glowing harmony of thin color twosome! Just see! Mrs. Eunice Young, manager of Berry's Ladies Toggery dresse.s a mannequin for their Easter window. The die? is a cotton dalmatlon print by Alex Coleman, has a portrait collar, is princess style and pellon lined. Sleeve's a Shorty if the Shirt's Sporty-Theme for New Season Sport shirt news for men and boys are the shorter sleeve lengths! Men and boys have long had a tendency to roll up their shire sleeves almost to the shoulder. Designers now have "rolled-up" the sleeves for them. In many shirts offered for both fathers and sons, the short sleeve is rolled over a slight thickness of padding to give the rolled-up effect. The short look gives greater arm freedom to the wearer and a neat, trim look for summer. One designer has even developed a sleeveless shirt for men. Another manufacturer shows a three-quarter-length sleeve, with cuff, already pushed up. The shorter-sieeve shirts are frequently worn with walking shorts and long socks. Sometimes, they are shown in the deep-armhole batwing sleeve style., Frequently they are tunic-like, to be worn belted or ZELLNER'S SL|ppERSHO|) BLYTHEVILLE (204 W. Main in Blythtville) OSCEOLA tkese gay Easter Slides So young... so gay... so adorable llicec imaginative Jolcne filiocs. Tiicy oner you a world of gaiety ana comfort every flfcp of Uic way in Luc Easier parade. to SA98 9 s PALM BEACH' FASHION-FIVER •COAT • TROUSERS • CONTRASTING SLACKS 3-piece outfit gives you 5 smart combinations First class for travel—first rate for town! What could be more practical—or better looking—than this lightweight Dobbs Cross Country? $10 Many color combinations to choose from This cool, nubby-textured Palm Beach outfit is your complete summer wardrobe. It's a suit for the c jty_a 4-way sports outfit for both town and country wear. Come in and see ils exclusive Palm Beach tailoring features in our wide selection of blues, browns, greys, and tans. 52 90 •Mohair, rayon, acetate and 5$: nylon in most stylet. Your choice of: CHARCOAL SUIT WITH LIGHT GRAY SLAC Charcoal Suit with Light Gray Slacks Navy Blue Suit with Light Gray Slacks Eggshell with Rust Slacks No question obout frt.. . or comfort and good looks . . . when you wear SLACKS BY CHAMPION Fifty years of tailoring know- how stands back of Champion's reputation. Slip into a pair! Fee! their solid comfort. Note their quality details. Walk around and find out how generous tailoring gives you freedom of motion. As for Champion's good looks- ask your mirror! from 9 95 "W/iert t/ra Man Who Knows—Buys His Clothes" R.D.HUGHES CO

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