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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 5, 1909)
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HIS aeaaon's evening wrapli are big:, en
veloping, capelike affairs that are truly
regal In their magnificence. From
aumptuoua fur to unjlucd nets and chlf-
fona the evening wrap runs the entlri
gamut of materials. Broadcloth, velve.
broche, silk, oitoman and moire. crpc,
all are given aOme place in the showing
of beautiful evening garment for holiday affairs. '
Some of the evening wrap have sleeves, and these
are generally cut In one with the garment, a seam ex
tending across the shoulder and down the outside of
the sleeve In the most barefaced manner. A number
are shown tn the low draped effects, seemingly tied
In at the bottom In sash effect.
The more simple cuts are of the military order,
circular and hanging atmlght. with occasionally a,'
slight drapery In the front and at the sides. 'Che
tendency la, however, to keep all wraps along the
military llnea, simple In style. The reversible Idea
holds strongly in favor that I. the broadcloth cape
with a complete reverse side of satin In contrasting
A clever wrap that was seen the other day wu a
long, loose reversible coat. It was of a striking
rhrysopraae, lined throughout with black, and hud
hug soft pointed revere weighted by big black tas
sels. When the color aide Is worn outside t!i big
revers and front facings show the black, but when a
darker coat la desired one simply turns this gy coat
Inside out and there Is a black soft coat of smart cut,
with facings, linings, and collar of a becoming color.
Chiffon coats, in which lovely color harmonies are
obtained by using several veilings of chiffon In dif
ferent colors, are not a new Idea, but there are any
number of fascinating models shown along this line.
On good one was .In brown taupe, the smoky gray
brown which has been a favorite for some seasons,
and which la taupe brown or taupe gray according as
the gray or the brown predominates ln the mixture.
This taupe chiffon ta laid over a soft dull blue chif
fon which harmonises exquisitely with It, and the
whole Is draped over the softest of taupe orepe de
charmeuse. Kmbrolderlea of self tones and a little dull
gold form the trimming. There Is a neck finish and
big embroidered buttons ln taupe velvet.
A smart Imported cape ahown was In soft black
satin, long and ample, and was lined throughout with
the popular-If hardly beautiful lime green. The cape
fastened on the left shoulder with uperb ornament
of cut Jet. and when faatened showed only an Inch
band of green around the collar! neck and down
th overlapping front, but when unbuttoned the front
felt back, showing oft. pointed lapel faced with
greea and embroidered tnasjreen and gold.
Another attrarllve cape- was In rose liberty em
broidered In jet, a fine design of the palm branch run
ning over the upper part of the cape, back, shoulders,
and chest. From the waist line down the satin fell In
plain, rippling fold. Big jet buttons fastened the
Juat at the moment women seem to be accepting
the various forms of rich brocade with enthusiasm.
To be sure, they eye the rich evening gowns In these
materials with a little hesitancy and are not quite
sure that they like the models made up tn brocades
combined with plain materials, but when It comes to
evening wraps the approval Is more sure and the
brocade evening coats are meeting with unqualified
These coats ar th natural ouocome of the new note
in fashionable materials, a note of richness or sub
dued gorttousness which does not yet detract from
the cult of the soft and the supple. Both manufac
turers and dressmakers are doing their best to push
forward these rich brocaded cloths, and while all the
gauzy, shlmmery fabrics are retained, side by Side
with them one find wonderful brocades ln satin, crepe,
velvet, rich moire, failles, and gros grains.
All these aro light and supple to a degree that
would ainazo the old time beauties who knew these
fabrics In their earlier Incarnation. There was a day
when the feet that a brocade or a gros grain could
stand alone was counted as a surpassing virtue. Now
the brocade or gros grain or velvet that does not
collapse Into the llmpest of heaps on the slightest
provocation Is quite outside the pale of fashion.
Among the extreme evening wrapa which wer een
recently wa one of the Arabian burnous type. This
was mad of beautiful White silk warp henrletta,
which fell In soft, full folds In the most admirable
manner. It was a transformation garment, for one
of the seemingly plain folds could be drawn over the
kead In the shape of a hood, and yet when It was not
so worn there wss no visible evidence of the hood.
Any amount of glittering Jet coats are shown, too.
They ar usually a glittering mass of beads from the
throat to the floor. Another clever model among
these wraps was of tllleul green velvet trimmed with
wide bands of embroidery and skunk. And so one
might go on, Indefinitely with the lovely creations
shown this season, for their variety Is certainly lu
flntte. The aoarfs shown for evening wear grow In num
ber, richness, and beauty as the season advances. A
particularly beautiful scarf shown was of pale blue
silk striped gause. It was large and finished at the
ends with huge pompons of eiderdown. It was shown
on a debutante's costume of white net and was worn
loosely about th neck, head and shoulders. 1
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