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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (May 3, 1903)
What is Going on in Woman's World of Fashion
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fxl I fashion are no longer the tear-
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for it has come to be quit the
thing to buy children's clothing
ready made. Carrying out the latest effects
In make, material and trimming, the spring
and summer toggery Bhown fur boys and
girls Is of u ihi nun I desirability.
Everywhere effort has been mnde to
achieve variety In models, whose former
sameness was the principal drawback to
Utile garments not mado to order. Now,
among the belter things, scarcely two
designs are alike, and oven the cheaper
ernes will vary the similarity of model and
tuff by having the trimming put on In a
As with grown up styles, the sleeves of
nil the Htle feminine toilettes are pic
turesque. The heavy laces and the equally
Imposing hand embroideries are seen, and
many a small frock will show the shirred
and tucked blp-vokcs and tunic suggestions
of maturer fashions.
Kua)3lan blouse suits are still made for
tbe smaller boys, with which large sailor
bats of patent leather will be worn. These
are displayed in dark reds and blues as
well as in black and white, with which last
sort an all-while suit it considered la
White Is used In many decorative ways
for trimming the costumes of both sexes,
and, since It may be combined with Mark
at times, something cf a half mourning
look Is often the result. Coats of black
nd white checked taffeta, for maids from
4 to 7, are made up In finely pleated
Barque shapes, into which coarse white
laces aro Introduced with elegant effect.
The lace collar Is almost cape deep, and,
being unlined, it hangs with the limpness
now approved for such details.
On the other hand, the sailor collar of
the small boy is commonly a stiff affair,
though It no longer makes at the rear the
deep back-contracting dip once seen. The
new sailor collar is far broader than it Is
deep, and the aides now spread out over
the shoulders to make their width as Im
posing as possible. The email gentleman
of the day is always manly In get up, and
If some of tbe French suits are a bit too
frivolous there Is rejoicing over the fact
that they are not widely admired.
For spring and summer wear, materU's
are heavier than will be sen later on.
Eoft wools In delicate Stuart plaids, spotted
and figured cuatlls, buntlug, serge, cheviot
and French flannel are some of the textures
for girls. The stoutest of tbe now linens
should also.be named. For such drosses
and thinner onee are any number of stun
ning serge, cloth and flannel reefers, all of
whose necks are cut out and banded flatly,
vith tbe right front of the coat lapping
aUghtly at the throat.
Thja low cut of the neck will be simula
ted on gowns in the tame way cr with etoli
Collars in many novel designs. Hut in all
cases tho stock of tho gulmpe is very high
and fits the throat with as much tightnesi
as comfort will allow. If tho waist bat
grown a shade bigger, the fashionable
throat has decreased in size, and to have a
sleek appear too loose Is to suggest the
defect that tbe old-fasbloned call "dowdl
nees." A dress for a girl of 6 displays one of the
novel designs shown by a leading outfitter
u children's wear. Made of red and white
spotted linen In the coarsest weave and
heaviest quality, its modish details yet ac
complish a distinct dressiness. Flowing
aldevea In three layers, edged with pip
ings of plain red and white, embellish tbs
longtwAisted' blouse 'bodice, which' Is fur
ther trimmed with three deep collars
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treated In a similar manner. On the short
gored skirt this ornamentation suggests
triple basques, for the three scant, sniped
flounces slant away from the apron gore as
do the tails of fitted caats. Four red b:ne
buttons, put on In pairs, decorate the
fronts of the blouse, wh'ch fastens Invisi
bly. With this toilette a scoop hat la red nov
elty stiaw, with a Blmple scarf trimming
of white LoulBlne, was shown as a sul a'.ili
An odd Russian suit of blue serge, with
white trimmings, for a boy of 4, displays
the white curiously Introduced at the sides
of the blouse, which has a white shield and
a round turnover collar. The patent
leather belt is white, and a white sailor in
the same materlul is advised as effective
A Russian suit in thin white cloth for
a girl of 7 or 8 achieves the title
through a belted apron, which U cut out
like a paper doll's apron, and is plainly put
over a costumo in fine kilts. The apron
la embroidered back and front with coarse
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COACHING PARASOl-S IN JAPANESE EFFECTS.
white wool, and all the pleats of the under
dress are stitched at tbe edge. Since tbis
dress, despite its rich materials, is simple
In effect, a suitable bat to accompany it
would be a leghorn flat with a black velvet
baud and streamers.
Green and white cballle accomplishes a
smart frock for a girl of 10. Tbe very
short bkirt U fitted at the hips with a yoke
treatment made by two bias band of plain
white embrol.lt red with green silk dots.
Tbe deep yoke of the gathered body is aUo
outlined with two of these baous. and ono
around the nnk has the fashionable stole
A green straw hat. with masses of small
white flowers and an edge of black velvet
for character, goes charmingly with this
For older girls, costumes on the tailor
order lean to grown up Influences. Gown
medels,-which only need to be longer in the
skirt to suit many a small mother, are seen
A COUPLJS OF PARASOLS THAT HAVK BEEN RENOVATED.
for their daughter
14 years and
Norfolk and box coats predominate over
fitted Jackets with the stuff suits, some of
which are made In checked homespuns
trimmed with plain color, black and white.
A swagger get-up of this description is of
brown and white tweed trimmed with bands
of white serge.
Sleeves with many flowing effects are
everywhere observed, sometimes with a puff
of tbe same material underneath. But the
small inverted mutton leg, fastening with
a tight band at the wrist, is the prime
favorite for both girls and boys. Older
boys, especially those anywhere near the
youth stage, are so nearly like their fathers
in the details of dress that some of the golf
stocks thrown upon unlabeled counters
need to be measured to determine their
intention. The bigger sisters are allowed
to wear these same pique, cheviot and silk
chokers, so upon masculine and feminine
throats alike will be seen the new stock
in white and Scotch plaid, which is the
latest caper in neckwear.
WaBh fabrics in the unmade state were
never cheaper or more tastefully conceived,
but since school and country frocks In
such textures can be bought as low as tl.65
it seems scarcely worth while to make
Wash suits In Russian blouse style for
small boys will cost more than double this
price, for boys' clothing is always dearer
than girls'. However, If you have a son of
4 years do not go to the bother of stitching
for him. Tbe best of these suits cost only
13.60, and some blue and white ones in
striped seersucker, set off with white socks,
belts and hats, are smart enough for any
The large sailors worn by children and
women alike depend more on careful trim
ming than the inexperienced might believe.
Not a scrap of garniture shows above the
low, very broad crown of many a bat, but
in tbe hollow of the upcurvlng brim may be
yards of gaute and masses of flowers. Tbe
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shape Is sometimes made with a brim roll
of the straw, at each side of which will lie
the trimming, put on in loose folds or else
as double Bcarfs, whose nhort ends run
over the brim to fasten behind at the
crown opening. Big stiff ' rosettes of nar
row velvet ribbon, finely pleated and held
down at the center with an ornamental
button, deck other sailors under tbe brim
at the back, with the shape otherwise
simply and flatly trimmed.
But the flower-trimmed hat, with ribbon
or velvet streamers, is, after all, tbe moBt
childish thing, and for a girl who will
summer In the country nothing Is more
charming than a Frencb sunbonnet.
For the rest, the well dressed child n'eed
not necessarily sport the expensive laces
and embroideries of tbe season. Many a
delightful silk frock to seen with only
bands of narrow black velvet for ornament,
and a touch of fine Hamburg between the
tucks of the lawn gulmpes gives these quite
a splendid air. So much do these dainty
white guimpes, with their puffy bishop
sleeves, glorify a dress that the plainest
cotton frocks are now cut for their ac
commodation. MART DEAN.
Frills of Fashion
Canvas dresres will be much worn.
Royal blue is fashionable for day and
Pelts of suede in gray, drab or brown are
worn with chirt waists.
The new belts are shaped to perfection
with the downward front droop.
Among the newest things in parasols are
those of red moire Bilk with black dots.
Some of the new pansementertes are com
posed of white Irish linen with lace appli
que. Ru'Flan and Egyptian embroideries in red,
blue ami black give a smart touch to cloth .
A double shoulder cape finishes mnny
spring gowns, particularly tho?e of canvas
A belt of dull gold galoon, arrangej with
little habit tubs at the back is one of the
licit buckles In cut steel, tilver, filigree
gold or stone set oxidized are of varied and
A latticework of ribbon trims some hand
some evening gowns, often emphasized by
gold and tilver threads or flowers.
Fine cloths will be worn throughout the
summer In Hunt blue, such as delft and
sky, pink und the tenderest lettuce green.
Grass lawns with velvet spots and trim
med with chameleon Eliot ribbon are to be
worn with lace capes, the collar cut to en
velop the shoulders.
In evening gowns a pretty mode for a
young girl Is a flowered trail of ropes, lilies
or violets strung closely together, hung
loosely about the waist, und descending on
the bod I re and skirt.
A new stun is the mlrolr-faeed voile,
clos ly allied to crepe le chine nnd pos
sessing most of its good points. It looks
well with the large antique point lace col
lars, Into which so many ure having their
stores of old lace converted.
The silk glove is being brought nut for
the summer in a sort of edition de luxe
with decoration of exquisite embroidery
and inset ts of tinest lace. A pretty silver
gray pair of these gloves was embroidered
on the back with forget-me-nots in natural
An English womm writes to the London
Mall: "1 cannot fee any reason in the
objections raised against men wearing cor
sets. My husband bus worn them for over
ten years, and at 40 ts still good at cycling
and other open-air exercises. I am quite
ceitain that I should not like him to cease
wearing them now."
There are many varieties of lawn chairs.
One with a wooden frame, whirh is self
conforming or adjustable, has the back
straight or reclining, and the foot rest
down or extended at the will of the person
occupying it, and the awning above Is ex
tended with the rhalr, rol.lng to a shorter
length when tbe chair Is upr'.ght and cover
ing the full length when it is extended.
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