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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (March 2, 1973)
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Allie Feeken, clothes by Quentin's Town and
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Patti Schneider, clothes by Hovland-Swanson.
jeans, shorts, dresses, even coats and
jackets are sporting elastic waistbands up
to two inches wide. Bramble said the
elastic waistband is comfortable and
makes for a better fit.
What's the most popular skirt length?
Most skirts range from five inches above
to just touching the knee. And the
floor-length dress is till popular for any
time of day even classes.
For the lonq annroach casual wear,
try the caftan. This flowing, T-shaped
design features full-sleeves and a loose,
According to Condon, the biggest
fashion news in dresses are the
shirtdresses and jacket dresses. The
button-down-the-front shirtdress is often
shirred with slightly pleated or gathered
skirts. You'll see shirtdresses in solids,
prints and combined with shrinks and
The jacket dress is a two-piece outfit
which combines a sleeveless doubleknit
dress with a baseball jacket or blazer. The
ensemble is especially suitable for the
more sophisticated college student or
The shortest skirt this spring is on the
waitress dress. This one- or two-piece
outfit has a flared, gored or pleated skirt.
The dress ties in back at the waist and
often has a wide-notched collar minus
lapels, bodice gathering and short, puffed
Brambel describes the dress as
"reminiscent of the 1940's."
Although Lincoln buyers had little to
say about skirts this spring, fashion
magazines do show a few. Usually they
come to about four inches above the
knee, are pleated and made of a soft
slinky fabric such as lightweight
Combined with the skirts is the tennis
sweater. The sweater took its name and
design from the outlined V-neck, men's
tennis sweaters. Rib-knit and long, the
sweaters hug the hips. Often they are
combined with matching long-sleeved
cardigans on collarless blazers.
That's the spring fashion look for
women. Where do you fit in? Sup says:
"There is a wide variety you can choose
from. Just be an individualist and wear
what you like."
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Jolene Huckfeldt, clothes by
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