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u DRESS OF THE DAY. I A SMART AND USEFUL SKIRT. I When the spring advances into May we all begin to feel that one of the garments we absolutely must have M a new odd skirt, a really smart, well-cut model that can he worn with neat tailored shirts or with simple summer blouses. The fashionable skirts of this present year of 1916 are specially tempting-, for the majority are so simple in shape and so comfortably wide that they make walking a joy. instead of the very mixed pleasure it wag during the long reign of the ultra-tight skirt. The new separate skirts shown ;)ust now are carried out in serge, gabardine, covert coating, cheviot, tweed, and homespun, and of :lll these there is no more useful skirt than the [Refer to X 697.] I model carried out in navy serge. The ex- tremely smart and useful skirt shown in our sketch is made of this most useful fabric, but the design would look equally well made up in any of the other fabrics, or, if liked, in linen, pique, cotton gaberdine, cotton homespun, or drill. This skirt ie short, very graceful in effect, and is cut with plenty of nare. It is plain just across the front, but is gathered a little round the waist at the sides and back. On each side of the front comes a patch pocket of rather a new shape. The outer side of each pocket is finished by a band of the material, which is stitched along either edge. and is ornamented by three buttons. The skirt is iinishcd by a, neat, stitched belt of the material, which has a rounded end and a button on each side of the front. The skirt fastens at the back. I LACE MUCH WORN. I Lace of all kinds is much used this season, more especially upon dresses of an evening orsmart' afternoon type. Though no lace is out of fashion, Venetian point seeme to be <Ae modish lace of the hour, and is very much employed by all the smart dress- makers. In some few cases it is used un- veiled, but in the majority of cases it is veiled with silk net, Georgette crepe, muslin, or tulle. Metal laces are also much in evidence just now, and are made in aluminium, gold, silver, and an alliance of gold and silver thread. I SMART CSILD'S COAT. I The present season has brought home to mothers the truth of the often repeated statement that there is no time of the year when a coat or wrap is a more urgent neces- sity that during an English April and May, when the weather jumps treacherously from one extreme to the other. It is most particu- larly necessary for the younger members of the family, who are more easily susceptible to chil's and colds than are their elders, to be provided with coats which will protect them from the all-too-usual whims and vagaries of blustering winds and sunshiny showers. The mother who likes to see her small treasures look their very best will surely be charmed with the coat sketched, which is very smart and just a little out of J the common. [Refer to X 698.] I It is a most attractive model, which would look well carried out in almost any nice wollen material, such as faced cloth, serge, light woollen cord, and wool and silk poplin. It wraps over just a trifle in front and fastens with three large buttons, which may be as elaborate as one pleases. A small pointed opening is left at the neck, and from this two little cape collars turn back, one over the other. These collars are cut to frill just the tiniest little bit, and are machined round the edges. The cape collar, by the way, is one of the distinguishing characteristics of the new spring fashions. A box pleat is laid on each side of the coat, both back and front, and is released a little below the long waist line. A closely stitched band of the material is arranged to come across the front, and a band of similar width with pointed ends is carried round each side of the coat. I TAFFETAS DRESSES. I Taffetas dresses are well to the fore in the display of spring and early summer fashions. Many of the best examples show Georgette crepe combined with the silk. Perhaps the favourite arrangement is an underblouse of the crepe with a more or lesa modined pinafore over-bodice of the silk, and a very full skirt of the crepe with a twenty-incn hem and broad bands of gradu- ated width of the taffetas, the crepe only showing between the bands. Then there are dresses almost entirely made of the taiTetas, and these are usually ornamented by hand- some embroidery and are finished by little vests of tulle, net. organdy, or lace. Some of the very newest gowns show short jackets of plain taffetas, with skirts of checked or plaid taffetas, the coat matching in colour the prevailing colour in the plaid or check. Taffetas is also used for little "separate" coats. In this case the taffetas is nearly always black, is profusely trimmed with beading and embroidery, and is frequently lined with coloured satin or taffetas. Paper patterns cam be supplied, price 6id. When ordering, please quote number, en- cloae remittance, and address to Mias Liale, 8, La Belle Sauvage, London, E.C.

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