Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta
-'TV m I i 'Dress of Striped Green Chiffon with Shoulder Pieces of Green and Silver Brocade. A Word About Sleeveless. y. Evening GoWns and Short Sleeves for the Afternoon, With Notes on New r Tendencies. the hem of tin- skirl, The wah! line is" finished with a girdle of orchid taffeta whk-tf tics in a sash at the back. The sash is triluAcil with :i ruffle of point d'esprit, which outlines the bow nnd ends. The neck of this gown is severely plain and is picot edged with silver thread. The same finish is used on the fie. "Pale green with' vivid blue is lovely fabric which makes the other which depends on the beauty of the fabric anil tHe simplicity of its line for success. The- skirt is draped so as to run th'e stripe-s The bodice' also takes this line with its surplice drapery. Over the. shoulders and under Ike girdle.ruii straps of green and sijver brocade, uue extends into a. long pendant in the back.: The girdle of this gown carries three, exquisitely contrasting (rf inagenin, hyacinth and turquoise blue. Ordud-Celorrf Taffeta Dinner Dress, with Underdress of Point d'Esprit and Val Lace. j By Mme. Frances Famous Creator of Fashions gowns are sleeveless and afternoon f -'dresses just miss that description, so ab- breviated are the few JKches of kimono sleeves that hang below the.curve of the shoulder. Dinner gowns'designed1 for wear with pictuie hats generally carry's tiny tip of a sleeve like that illustrated on the orchid taffeta dress. On pretty arms this fashion is very lovely. Of course, it is the supremely beautiful wom- an who inspires a designer to produce the ideal dress, but the successful maker of women's clothes, remembers that even if "all men are created frea and all women ara not cre- ated beautiful and charming. Therefore it is "up to the designer" to transform every woman into creatnre as nearly beautiful as nature improved, by art that conceals make her. Her good polnti must'be accented and her im- perfect ones subdued or disguised. A bad point of modelling fn a woman's figure may be merged ene, if her dressmaker "knows he--." !Hie Question of Arms You tnay lave a gracefully slender neck and throat, but arms that are too thin. Do not wear the excessively short sleeved .if by EO doing you display imperfect "arms. Weal elbow sleeves or better, yet, the long, graceful, Karf-Iike elteve, which defies any arm to look un- lovely beneath its elasively- rayalerious A word to the wise is a whole column of news print, eo I wont say more on the -subject of im- perfections. Besides I like to think of all my reader? as being both beautiful and charming. I do, however, want to toll you of the lovely yel- low ettning. gowni .which I am featuring. Yel- low is an' clastic term, because these gow.is ron from old gold which the light like it-t cloud, caught by a golden sunset, .through CTcry tone of citron'and canary to iho palest creamy, yellow 'that lines the of a white inajaw, that wonderful species of white parrot, which carries a pale yellow tuft of feathers on its head and the exquisite yel- lovHijiing of its wings.. The pale yellow gowns I usually trim with sil- ver ancHhe deeper yellows with gold.: Frequently I combine tangerine with paicr'tones of ochre or look to the wonderful colorings nasturtiums to suggest !he_shadc3 of yellow tones which these 'lovely flowers their tawny tints. The Placing of Colors -Any color-may be made a thing of beauty if 'Ma in the proper with the right- contrast. Yellow and brocade is a favorite fabric it it so splendidly barbaric and so ox- quisifeTy adapted la tho modtrn evening gown. So-mctimca 1 combine yellow with blue or I take the tnlphur tones and make them up with char-V treuse green which carries a sparkle at yellow in the Aye. I have illustrated two this week. One is made of two tones of yellow and the other of yellow nnd cold brocade combined with tur- Tbk of turquoise is very deep, being lifted in (one'only a little above 'wonderful iridescent blue feathers that gleam on the breast of a peacock. Citron yellow is a background for figures of gold. These colors make the panel and, bodice of brocade. "This bodice carries a very new produced by two triangles of brocade which are outlined with "knapsack" straps of tarnished siV" ver ribbon, giving an ideal V.linenothe'decollete." The under bodice is made of turquoise blue chif- fon. The T'ir.ela of brocade which'-fall back anil front are-also edged with tarnished silver and are weighted with long tassels of siiver and gold. On the left shoulder of this gown is posed a small bouquet of flower's, hand made frorn.taffeta in-shades of purple, orange and peacock-blue. Every evening carry a touch of bril- liant contrast, either in a single yiVid line around the girdle or ir, three or morc'toncs of contratt- inp fiowers. A Youthful GOWR F other yellow gown is less vibrant in tone, but it is particularly lovely and youthful in its pale tints of canary and Icmop yellcm'. The sur- plice bodice is mode of canajy yellow chiffon laid over a camisolo foundation of lemon yellow chii- fon. of narrow silver ribbon outline one side of the bodice and one, rojv of ribbon fol- lows the bias Una of the other aidft skirl of this frock is its striking feature. 11 consists primarily of three flounces of chiffon, varying depth color, The longest 1 ftounco is quite narrow 'an'd might ,bj! called the It is is scalloped and bound with ribbon. Kext conies a shorter flounce, equally scant, made of lemon yellow chiffon, also scalloped and bound with Bilversribbon The'third flounce 13 wider and trifle shorter in gradation, so as to give the effect of a long tunic. This flounce re- peats the pal" canary shade and iS likewise bound with silver. r Over these three flounces is draped an ever- Gown of Citron- Gold Chiffoni Avith v Silver and Gold Tassels. skirt of the pate yellow. This overskirt merges with the tunic flounce and is clrapvd ier on one side. A girdle of the lighter shade of chiffon spans the slender waist'jmd tics in a sash end at the side. At the top of, tYis girdie runs n single line of vivid emerald green ribhtin, mailc of wooq silk because of its reflective qualities, which produce intense brilliancy of color! Over one -shoulder falls a small garland of nasturtiums, shading from deepest orange to the palest yellow. This, gown is becoming to a blond or brunette of a.dec! tied .type. It is also very lovely on a woman with red hair and tawny eyes or eyes of claret brown. j- My favorite gown.Is the one made of orchid colored taffeta .with tlra panel front of point d esprit. The waist is cut very short sleeves. A tie a with this blouse and is loosely knotted and hangs at the front. The vest is made of point d'esprit, trimmed with ruffles of this material picot edged. The panel point d'esprit whiyh appears fit the' front is part of the drop skirt, over which falls a gathered skirt of orchid taffeta. A row of tiny tailored bows of silver ribbon lined with a "deeper shad" of orchid runs in a straight line from-'thc bust to -in r r w. Gown of NC'anary-YeIlow Over Lemon-Yellow Chiffon, with Green and Emerald Girdle. The Fashion7 Forecast' Gray will be a color widely summer, morn- ing frocks of gray gingham and linen, allemoon gowns of Georgette and laffcla, and evening diessa mil be popular in all shades of gray.