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. ONE of the new musical prints makes the unusual
black-and-white tailored suit
at the extreme left.
. TWO interesting colors raspberry and navy-combine in the next frock. These in a print for the short-sleeved dress and plain raspberry
crepe bell anti jacket.
. THE EMPIRE evening ^ frock from Piguet (below) is Bt of sheer crepe, white daisies
jNJ with red centres on a black "Í
H . PRINTED crepe-de-chine I
I dress at right. Purple, mauve, ; SH and yellow flowers on a white
ground. j B . A NEW combination is
~ sketched next lo il. Print coat, j
plain dress. The dress, hal and j
other accessories are dark brown. The coat is of heavy crepe in yellow and brown.
into PRINT /
- /(^jfl T the first sign of summer, clothes will burst into ^y¡¡ print. Printed day and evening frocks, tunics,
blouses, jackets, long coats, and suits. Print even for accessories; for scarves, bags, hatbands, belts, gloves.
Printed chiffon and dimity nightdresses, printed swim-suits and play-clothes. Everywhere you look, colorful, lovely prints.
FABRIC creators have looked
far afield for their new de- signs. As well as all the floral patterns they have turned to the animal, musical, and mechanical kingdoms.
Representations of fish are favorites everywhere. Tiny bright fish on dark grounds, rainbow fish widely spaced on '\ natural linen for beach costumes.
Animals are represented by little "Scotty" dogs in black with embroidered colored ribbons around their necks, on red, white, and green crepe grounds. Even the three little pigs, in diminutive size, romp over a flat crepe. Scenes are taken from pic- tures. Tiny little men building houses, fishing, playing games.
Musical prints, showing notes of music seattered over light backgrounds, are a novelty, as is a pink-and-white domino print.
Spots and plaids we will see again, especially plaid taffetas with three or four colors, for jackets over one-color frocks. Spotted crepes and cottons for
I dresses with plain jackets and suits.
I Floral patterns, though not so new,
still hold their own. This season they appear in exotic designs and the most exciting combinations of colors.
Most of the silks have a dull flat sur- face, some have a raised floral design on a smooth ground. Artificial crepes and crepe-de-chines, sheer crepes, and georgettes for good day clothes; chiffons, crepes, and satins for evening; and a whole range of printed cottons for sum-
Prints for day wear show endless variety. There are the two-color com- binations in a large design that are the smartest for dressy frocks or a coat over a plain frock. Black as a background with a big yellow tulip printed here and
A navy ground with a round bouquet of white daisies about twelve inches apart; a black ground with well-spaced scarlet poppies. These big prints come m crepes, and should not be worn by small people. They usually have dark grounds, and should be very simply made.
ALIGHT ground with a dark i
pattern is smart over a darle dress. For instance, a brown dress, a three-quarter coat of print-turquoise ground with brown daisies. i\ black dress, print coat-bright green ground with black pattern.
Then there are the two-color prints in small designs. These, to be smart, should have a definite, clear-cut pattern. In heavy crepes, they are most suitable for the print suits that will be so popular this season.
A straight skirt, a fitted, tailored jacket, and a blouse in one of the colors in the print, or a plain dress and matching jacket. Black and white, navy and white, tan and white, green and white, black and yellow, red and white, raspberry and blue, pink and brown are ?ood combinations. These two-color prints also make tailored street frocks-they are at-
tractive when a third color is used for the belt-for example, a black-and white print dress and emerald crepe belt and a navy-and-white dress and bright coral belt.
Then there are the prints that com- bine three and more colors. In crepes and sheers for dresses and dress and jacket ensembles. All flowers are repre >sented-daisies are first favorites, sweet
peas, tulips, chrysanthemums, daffodils, as well as field flowers. Some of the newest color combinations are mauve, purple, and green on a white ground; purple and pink on a mauve ground; all shades of mauve and purple together; yellow and green on brown; yellow and white and brown; navy and two shades of raspberry; yellow and navy; pink and
green on grey.
For evening the large, well-spaced patterns are the most attractive
huge bouquets of bright or pastel flowers on a~"black ground, or bright flowers on a white or pastel ground. Printed satins are lovely-huge pink peonies on a black satin ground, royal-blue lilies on a white ground, big blue-and-mauve roses on » pale pink ground.
For evening frocks, as well as the satins you will use the printed crep« and chiffons. The satins and crepes should be simply made, with slim skirts and narrow shoulder-straps; the chiffons can have finely pleated or full bouffant
J^ATER on you will use glazed «
ordinary chintz, printed pique, and floral cottons for evening wear.
The printed cottons-piques, linens, and challis-come in just as attractif designs and colors as the silks-but these you will not be buying for some time
Apart from printed dresses and suits you can use prints for sashes and scarves on plain frocks, for short or finger-tip jackets over plain frocks. A black-and-white tailored jacket over »
black dress. A green-and-brown jacket |
over a green or a brown dress.
With a plain navy frock a re**
white print sash-very wide with a big bow at one side, and a red-and-w»'t
hatband on a navy hat. A pale blue dress, pale blue and brown print jacket
You can wear plain jackets over print
dresses as long as the jacket is lo o» I of the colors of the print; print coa», either three-quarter or full length, over dresses in one color, and plain coa
over print dresses are still worn, althougn not so new as this idea reversed
Pattern Contrasts with Ground