New Millinery Styles

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The Fort Dodge Messenger: March 16, 1907

New Millinery Styles

Mrs. E.M. Phillips Talks on the Prevailing Fashions in Spring Headgear

Will Be Loaded With Flowers

Mushroom Effects Will Dominate. “Picture Hats” Modeled After Styles of the Empire and Louis XVI Periods.

“The principal shape for hats for this spring is the mushroom effect,” said Mrs. E.M. Phillips, of the Sturges dry goods company, when interviewed yesterday by a reporter of The Messenger. “It is remarkable how this demure, drooping brim has caught the fancy of the trades. Picture hats will again be in vogue. The styles for these have been ddrawn from famous paintings of the Empire and Louis XVI periods.

“A hat that promises to be very popular for early wear is called ‘Cheyenne.’ This shape is an attractive modification of western styles of headgear for men. With the brim bent up in front, and trimmed with a quill or a fancy wing, it becomes very piquant and jaunty. Then there are the mushroom sailors, nobby outing hats, hats with short fronts back, leghorn flats cleverely (sic) manipulated and hundreds of others. The late wrinkle in braids is a narrow, rough braid which is utilized in all shapes.

“Every hat will be a flower garden. They will contain roses in bunches, sprays and garlands there will be grass, moss and wild flowers, most of them arranged in long trailing effects. The orchard, too, has been invaded, for cherries are very popular and currents (sic) and grapes scarcely less so.

“Ostrich plumes have have (sic) not been neglected, the long willow plume still waves upon the most fashionable hats, and there is a great variety of Maribout plumes and pompons being used. Some novel conceits are shown in long pins with china heads, and buckels in rhinestones, steel and jet are very much in favor.

“As to colors, champagne and burnt or leather shades are in the lead. Mais or the lemon shades are highly thoguht of, and Copenhagen blue, a sort of Delft, is developing strongly. Plaids are in strong demand.

“Ribbons, chiffons, melines and fancy silks are being used to freely that there is already a scarcity of the goods in the market.”

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