Coiffures Are Parted and Full Coils Are Worn Low On the Neck —Certain Styles Suit Certain Faces
The hats have revolutionized hairdressing. It is a bit comforting to think, however, that there will not be a total revolution in style, for French hats rarely suit English faces, and English bonnets are seldom chosen by Americans. The poke bonnet “which has each uglifying or beautifying possibilities originated in France and it is but natural to infer it will appear in New York. Indeed, it has made its advent already, says the New York Telegram.
The thing that most concerns the woman of today in the fashionable line is the new arrangement of the hair. The bewitchment in jetty locks and golden curia is really not merely an agreeable romance of poets. Every woman can practically prove the transfiguring charm of a becoming coiffure and discover for herself the magical effect of increasing or decreasing her apparent age by different ways of dressing her hair.
No. 1 In the double column illustration, shows the coiffure much bepraised by man. It seems to be ideally feminine to wear one’s tresses arranged with a parting. It is much in vogue now, bat the only woman who can afford to dress her hair in this Madonna-like mode is one who has the face of a St. Cecelia or one with regularly modeled features, whose lines have all the exquisite softness and tenderness characteristic of happy youthfulness. Unhappily, this style of hairdressing is the most trying of ways. It apparently adds years to the actual age. If the face is long, it makes its length more conspicuous. If the brow is low, it gives heaviness and seems to detract from the spirituality and intellectuality of the countenance.
No. 2 gives a profile view of a pretty food modification of the parted coiffure. The hair is waved from the front, and a few light carls grace the forehead. The full, low coil is especially adapted for day wear and the present style of millinery. It should be avoided, if not absolutely shunned, by the woman whose nose is inclined to he small and “tip-tilted, like a flower,’ as some sweetly humane poet puts it.
No. 3 is among the latest styles for waning wear. It is neither high nor low, and gracefully fulfills the requirements of fashion. This arrangement of the hair is especially felicitous for an angular face, which needs waves and curls, and coils to give it softness and subdue hard lines.
Although the prevailing tendency for hairdressing is herewith set forth, it behooves every woman to consider her individual needs in arranging her “crown of glory” and to individualize the fashion to suit the shape of her head and the modeling of her face.
No- 4 is a modification of No. 3. It gives a greater height, returning a suggestion of the style of last season, and yet not losing the indefinable air of being quite up to date.
The tendency of the hour is to wear false hair and flamboyant arrangements in the shape of puffs and skeleton coils to give the impression of luxuriant tresses. Of course, to be in harmony with the flaring, flaunting, sleeves, skirts, and frills that are the vogue, it was an artistic necessity to add width, breadth, depth, and all dimensions to the head or it would look exceedingly small and out of proportion.
Wide Belts are among the novelties to allure feminines who delight in falls. Some of these girdles are almost as wide and deep a bodice. The ” Butterfly” belt is among the prettiest of these adornments. It is made in a variety of materials. The most elegant combination is in a satin ribbon of any color. The “Butterfly”, which does duty as a buckle, is entirely composed of pearl and crystal jet butterfly as is preferred. The curve of the wings is especially adaptable and becoming to the blouse fronts in chiffon. The belt is finished with a rosette in the back. Everything in nature has been plagiarised—not oven the cabbage has escaped, for the little ornamental “choux” bows are modeled after this humble vegetable. Fashion seeks inspiration everywhere, and the wonder is what next in nature will be counterfeited in the modes of the hour.
Embroidered Chiffon For Trimming
The popularity of diaphanous trimming fabrics continues, and embroidered chiffon is one of the fancies of the moment. Black chiffon embroidered in gold, blue, pink, pale-green, indeed all shades of color, is much liked for trimming black dresses. A black satin waist is almost covered with chiffon about a quarter of a yard wide The ground of this is black, the edge is embroidered in pink, and tiny rosebuds in pink with green leaves are scattered over it. Some of these trimmings are close fitting, others are ruffled and set on with just enough fullness to make them graceful. Crimped and plaited chiffon comes by the yard and is very easy to use, besides furnishing ingenious women with the opportunity to adjust and arrange in novel and becoming fashions these exquisite garnitures.
FRENCH TAILOR-MADE JACKET.
The illustration shows a close-fitting jacket bodice in fawn-colored faced cloth, trimmed with pointed lapels and wristlets in chestnut brown moire silk. Binding and gauntlets are in plain bengaline. Wavy brown braid tipped with trefoil« accentuates the gores and the seams at the back, which extend as flutings below the waist, the remaining part of the waist being molded to the figure. Large tortoiseshell battons are used. Cravat tie and upstanding collar in brown silk. Black velvet toque and quills.
Simplicity in veils is decidedly passe. Most of the new ones are trimmed with either lace, ribbon or jet—some in plain net have a ruffle of lace about an inch and a half wide, headed with rows of narrow ribbon, not unlike those used in our mothers’ flirtation days.
Again, coarse net veils are lined with pink chiflón, thereby lending the tint of youth to an otherwise ordinary complexion.