Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 20, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta
Ml-. JBL4LL A Charming Feature of the Revival in Picturesque Evening Gowns. By Mme. Frances The Famous Creator of THE :the picture gown. Xccks are lower, it is true, amh hats are'lovelier in lino to complete the .picturesque ensemble of (lie exquisite' "V" (tccoUelagc and the square neck of many of tltt bcautiful'pvening dresses. 'A surely of line marks the design of these graceful; gowns as clearly-as the masterful itrokc, Hcllcu etching which depicts the 'willowy'loveliness of tho Frenchwoman. Velvet and Georgette crepe-are the grace- fill fabrics which drape themselves into the Canary Chiffon Velvet Evening Gowa with Train .Sash, and Black Velvet Hat. m NJ w Rffi w m Mauve-Colored Velvet Dinner Gown, Side Panels Lined with Blue, a The Hat .Is'of Blael; Velvet.' i IP V'V> JV 11 perfect lines of the owning gowns which are bcint' demanded in the transition from knaki lo glorified clothes. The pendulum has swung from, uniforms to everything that femininity. I heard the ston' ot an officer who wrote to his wife from France that she must not. buy, all tho lovely clothes she could find, including the most beautiful ncgl.i-, cees and to make.herself. as she pWlblv could; because'he home -Tliafman'wanted to see again .the; beauty of Werj-thing ohpoaed to evcn- so lovely in the'lampligbt of'k''boudoirj delicate flesh.-pmk breakfast r'obcS that breathe, the joy of protected woman. from the which had the spirit to ere: ate during tbo awful period of the H IW 'An especially lovely gown'with the deep "V" back, which is alwayg so becoming to.the womanr_willi a good figure, is developed in pale yeilovj- .velvet. .The' deep and sliort kimono' sleeves, which outline these shoulders' conformation -.to. their exquisite curves, fire made of polo canary Georgette crepe. Pearls that rifled the shades of'yellow.. ontlinc (he-short sleeves. .The'remainder of tho bodice 'consists of .'a surplice girdle'of chiflipn velvet brocaded'in shades.of yellow. A narrow width of brocade velvet drapes itself into; a'. short apron across tlie -front. This apron 'outlines the hips' falling at the .sides, describes a beautiful deep "V" line at the back, -where the two.ends of velvet arc knotted and extend into a long; bisected train; which merges with, the skirt of yellow, velvet. This gown mil develop beautifully in rose or 'Alice might-also be made of black with, a girdle-and-drapery; of silver-; shot-iiet. -V The hal which is wor.n' with this gown: is worthy'of the pen of nn'c'lch'cfy so. perfect is sweep exquisite lines'. JInde of jaslVIlia- 'complement for..r the WOTS this rarely. cxquisitcligown.! -i ,'-i .dinner, which '-ijs-vldvciy'-.; cnoiipVfor any cvcning'Junctiosi'is'lllnsltatcil in'the'moVicl; which is designed 'to. displny >i raro piece'of eeru colqred rcnaisMrtce lace. A softly'gathered skirl of''black velvet' is the foil JfPr this lace, which is draped in'a'way to delight the soul of an. artist. A sc.nil bodice of flesh 'colored chiffon is completely; enveloped with this renaissance la.cei.whicli is cut.into .kimono slccyeSrand draped'surpjice in. front. ends at and again meet at the side front, where.they tie-in a.huge which falls'gracefully oVcr the straight skirt. of velvet.' :A bit of 'lace shows beneath tho edge'of the skirt nl the front. Not the least, charmingly, picturesque feat- I uro. pf-Uiis -coslume is its.Jiat of and net: is.made .of Ijlnck'net drapefi with soft lace, which shadows the eyes and givta a blue blnc.knris to tlic dark h.iir of the lovely wearer. Tho Contrast of, pain table qualities in this gown black depths of tho airy lightness of the cream laeo and tho-dclipate black the lace edging ihe.hat make a rrtlore Stnltf, 1110, Black Chiffon Dinner Trimmed with Black Lace Em- brbidered in Silver. Black Velvet Hat. complctclv beautiful composition when-worn by a girl bf vivrd'c'aloring.and dark hair.-' Tms gowii would also be very lovely on a'blondc. Thcic is .1 color .wjiich is particularly hcau- The; Black Velvet-Dinner with Bern Renaissance Lace. Hat; with Fringe .and White Feather. r 1 iifiil in lamplight, and-that is craceful sleeves of. this gown 'of raauvp chiffon are edged with gray fox. A delicious color contrast is found in gray-fox and mauve chit' fon. The thick quality of the fnr is lovely- against the thin''drapery of'chiffon. The this'gown is fashion over the thinner bodice of chiffon; Two irregular panels 01 velvet'hang on, either side of I he skirt. These panels are faced with gives a'charmiDg color to t'hii cosriimc. 'AVopdcn beads in shades blue and gray; weight ihcso panels.-''Tlic lieing.onJy'i'Elighlly'gatltercd irpurid IJie The rosta at the waistline arc fit mauve and blue taffeta, with dull grctn; f61iagc._ j The cdvalicr. wi th I Ins gowrt (Inrea A... black'paradise lies on the brim at' the .fight side, Tho bJKck'-eveHihg' g6wii holds .our affection Jin the fa'ce ofVlhe hulidrcds of glorious shades i which- the manufacturers are offering -us-to clioosc rose, pnlc and Uirquoiscrbluc.. They nfc tll'lovely, bnt, The Fashion Forecast Hr'ohzc'-iHll tc the lctfurc color a! Spring costumes. ijoiona are developed in this color or clmfmcuse'iaith embroidery of bronze arid cut slccl beads.. Bronze 'slippers and bt'onzc'slraio M'3 icill te effectively, icorn iclili iheic gmcns. M a woman perfectly gowned in black walks iiila the' room all the, colors of the' rninbW palt into insi jmficimcc. It wns remarked that Mrs. looked wonderfully beautiful at the reception given In- Iha'Spnnish'ambnssadgr oh (he night that .the ariiMilicc.n'as. signed.' -The 'President's wife on that occasion' was gowned in black -and silver. A KOWU of iliih, crccpe 6hiiton rt insi the UtickKround for black lace' threaded1 with .strands, of .'shiny i silver- pl'am corsage a eiil square neck and is softly drhpcd .to onlliuc the rigurc. -Long, plnin, lidit sleeves of black la.ce, embroidered with aifycir thread complete (he dccepljve simpliuity of the boclice, which is becoming to on atcci'-dtgrcc. Tlio .gathered -liencalli (Ills corsage and falls scantly to the feet, where it is bordered with a width black lace, also, embroidered with silver thread. On a thin, black lict petticoat rows of ribbon gleam beneath this outer skirt. The'sinking feature of this gown T.i.f.oumt- in its overskirl of.blnck. laco cnibroidc-fc'd'iir 'silver. This' ov'crskirt" is'nearly' ,1 depllrnpd is draped'in a bias line extending from the. right hip to a lower point on the left hip. This bniid of lace gives striking distinction to the 'entire costume. The hat which is worn with this dress is also designed for wear with de- collete, its sweeping folds give a perfect bnck- ground for the face and hnir and throw into relief IliC'saliny whileiicss ot n beautiful neck. This hat-is made of black velvet. The top of is veiled With black lullc.'- A soft ford of tulli! stands'.upright on tlie briin, softening the linespi the hat.- Sometimes (hisji fuld of tulle is-worn .turned downward and 'is eyes. You will doUbtlci? ngvcc that Ilicsc picture hats nlid -picture gowns are joyously lovely. Hrcatliing U'espi lit of-joyous pca'ci they nrn designed to-make men and women forget the and lo look forward lo llic fulfilment pence. 6'