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Ten Lmes or Peg Lines, You
Can Take Your Choice, Says
Lady Duff- Gordon, But
Whichever You Picl Be
Sure to Have Your Shoes
and Stockings in. Harmony
LADY DUFF-CORDON, the famous -Ladle" l
London, and foremost creator of fashions in the
world, write each week the fashioa article for thin
newspaper.' presenting all that it newest and best m style
for well-dressed women.
Lad Duff-Gordon's Paris entablement brings her
' i into close touch with that centre of fashion.
By Lady DufrGordon
JUST little advice .on Che -new
Summer figure. Really you can
take your choice. On one aide
you lave the tig skirts, with the
charming "wterfalla""the tent" .
' line, as they are calledand on the
other you hate the peg line, which
la a considerably more , close-fitting
The photographs on this page show
tome rather charming examples of
the fuller skirts.
It would seem 'that there la really
going to he something la the nature
of a .light or, rather, erhaps, a re
bellion In the Kingdom of Dressy
and that, for once, every one will
not. Immediately and obediently. Join
In the usual cry of "The -Queen" of
one Tashlbn "Is dead!" "Long live
the Queen" of another!
The fact of the matter Is, that the'
average woman ii afraid of the new
full skirt -and Is going to, literally
and metaphorically, cling to its
scantier, straighter predecessor for
Just as long as she can be sure of the
companionship and support of a
goodly number of fellow rebels. '
For, of course, the said full skirt
mutt be very full indeed if it la to
be st all smart, and, what Is more,
too. It must be distinctly and -even
daringly short. .
And think what this entails in the
way of immaculate footwear an4
ankles more particularly. Indeed,
ankles! while, also, tbe new skirt to
oe completely successful demands a
certain length and elenderoese of
limb from its wearers. '
Wherefore, ss only one woman In,
ay every hundred, has been so
kindly treated by both Nature and
Fortune as to be able to comply with
all tbe conditions, the reason tor the
aforementioned rebellion is suffi
Erentually, however, any and
II opposition will undoubtedly be
quelled, and every one will give In
to tbe inevitable, with results snore
or less tragical, or comical, or suc
cessful, according to their skill or
good taste in modifying the new style
and skirt, or adapting themselves
and their figures to the altered cir
cumstances and contours.
8o far comparatively few women
are wearing the full skirt in London,
and of those few the majority are
Americans or Parilenet One of
tUe former made unit sensation at
the Carlton the other day, a letter
tells me, by a belated entry between
two closely packed rows of tea drink
ers and talkers, who, with one accord,
stopped one, or other, or both ot
these occupations to silently stare at
the newcomer, who was not one wblt
embarrassed by all this attention.
For, yon see, she was proudly and
serenely aware that, from top to toe,
her coatume was quits perfect.
And such a knowledge raises a
woman above self-consciousness see"
Well, starting at tbe top there
was a quaint, email, close fitting
toque almost. It might nave been
called a cap of black satin, bordered
with any number of closely .clustered
tun-blown roses whose pink and puce
end purple shadings provided a some
what daring contrast to tbe Titian about and above tbe ankle, la a way
ter hair, which was drawn smoothly which threatened short Ufa, tbenga
and closely away from the ears, a a smart one,, for those particular
little "whisker curl" being, however, eofttae.
permitted to stray onto each, cheek. For every woman la sadly aware
Set at the most acute angle oo the of the.cracklng propensltlea of patent
bead was tbls little cepote, so yon leather, even when smoothly stretched
can lmaelne. nerhans. that its effect over toeoan or KUloah. The Initial
was distinctly wall. Jaunty, to say effect was, however, sufficiently etroU
the .least of It. lng to make one regardless of the In-'j
Then, at the other extreme, came evltable consequences, and ooet, so
a jtair of very high lace-up boots of there will probably be aome to lmi
tbe glace patent, which Is almost as tare as well as many to admire,
supple, though not nearly so well The neckwear, la its turd, was
wearing, as ucde, tbls laced fasten- worthily novel, for, first, a very
tag meaning, of course, that the broad banding ot black velvet ribbon
folds, rucked slightly, glove-fashion, wajLlaatejied closely about the throat.
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Three of the Newest Summer Dresses by Lady Duff-Gordon, Which Show
the Fuller Lines of the New Figure. Each Is Charmingly Quaint. The
Centra Photograph Shows One of the New "Lucile" CoaU. AU Have More
Than a Ilint of the Gracious Old Victorian Days.
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