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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 12, 1905)
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Some of the Best Dressed Women Seen on Omaha Streets
F THE women of Omaha have a distinguishing feature in
matters of dress, it is to their extreme modesty in dressing
' for the street. So verv reluctant are they to wear their
ji ' better gowns out in public places that with people whose
estimate .IS lomieu Oim Jioiu neeiup; lumi iu vuo-
tume, they do not' bear the reputation as good dressers that they
deserve. As a matter of fact, the Omaha 'women have the clothes
suits that cost handsome sums and that suffer nothing by com
parison with those that come from the east or even from over
the water. Many of them are imported, but by far the greater
majority are made by the fashionable modistes and tailors right
here in town, and furthermore these same modistes and tailors are
in demand by the well dressed women of many other cities, east
While many of these costumes might properly be 6tyled
street suits, it is only at the theater, an afternoon reception, or
other semi-public functions, that the general public is privileged
to see them. Occasionally they are worn out on the street, but
only occasionally. A few gems of a few choice wardrobes, as
seen .by glimpses here and there, make an interesting catalogue.
Mrs. Theodore J. Wint is one of the best tailored women in
Omaha and one of her handsomest costumes is a short coat tailor
suit of blue cloth. With this she wears a suit hat and ermine furs.
Mrs. Frank S. Cowgill has a smartly tailored gray suit, made
with the long coat, with which she wears chinchilla.
Mrs. II. Hugo Brandeis is another of Omaha's noticeably well
dressed women, and this season is wearing at least three stunning
suits. Among them is a blue velvet, with short coat, and another
blue cloth 6uit, with wrhich she wears chinchilla or sable.
A paddock of tan cloth, displayed by Miss Ada Kirkendall,
is one of the best tailored garments in Omaha.
Mrs. Ben Gallagher is wearing a green cloth suit, with short
coat, that is the envy of some of the best dressed.
Another strikingly handsome suit belongs .to Mrs. Floyd
Smith. It is of amethyst cloth, with trimmings of black silk
braid, and the coat is long.
Miss Mildred Lomax wears a green el6th suit this fall, with
long coat and green hat. The muff is-of mink, with velvet rib
bons, and the collar has the large buckle at the back that is as
yet too extreme to have become generally worn.
The amethyst cloth suit in which Mrs. Charles Kountze
drove was one of the handsomest coat suits- seen at the horse
Mrs. Dick Stewart is showing herself in one of the very latest
things in coat suits. It is of invisible red and black plaid, made
with the short pony coat that is so new that its slightly short
waisted effect is not appreciated as it should be.
Miss Phoebe Smith is wearing a stunning suit of Alice blue.
The coat is short and trimmed with two shades of blue braid.
Mrs. W. R. McKeen, jr., has an elaborately trimmed suit of
green cloth and velvet.
Mrs. W. B. Meikle is wearing a handsome cloth suit of gray,
elaborately trimmed with braid.
Miss Marie Mohler has a new brown velvet suit that is one
of the stunningest worn among the fashionable women. ( The
coat is short and she wears ermine with it. She also wears a tan
Paquin coat that is a work of art. y
Mrs. Luther Kountze is always one of the best dressed women
in society in the way of tailored suits and this fall a tan cloth
Xewmarket coat suit is one of her most attractive costumes.
Miss Bessie Brady is wearing one of the smartest tailor suits
seen commonly on the street. It is of gray cloth, with short
round skirt and a long coat, severely plain, trimmed only with
the velvet collar.
Mrs. John A. McShane has a handsome dark blue velvet suit,
trimmed rather elaborately with black silk braid. The coat is
short and the braid is used on it, as well as the skirt.
Miss Bourke looks fine in a handsome blue cloth suit that is
very plain, with short skirt and coat.
Mrs. Charles Metz has one of the stunningest velvet suits.
It is of dark blue, with braid trimmings.
Mrs. Arthur Remington is wearing a striking gray coat suit.
The coat is long and severely plain and the skirt the round
length. Earlier in the fall Mrs. Remington wore a very smart
white serge suit. The coat was short, and with the shuit round
skirt was elaborately trimmed with white braid.
Mrs. A. I. Brandeis is wearing one of the handsomest black
cloth 6uits. The skirt is short and the coat a long paddock.
And besides these, there are more than a score of swell new
suits for some, of the best dressed women in town, still in the
make, that will not be seen much before the hoUdays.