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March 1894

"The Early Spring Bonnets"

The very general use of lace during the winter was only the harbinger of its popularity for the spring wear. But where the winter bonnets were lace, pure and simple, the spring ones are made of straw, of beads and of spangles. The combination of a fabric with a straw lace is probably the most becoming, as it is certainly considered the smartest. At one time one had to suit one's self to the bonnet shape. Nowadays the bonnets are suited to the wearer; the artistic milliner flares or bends the lace to form a brim, raises up the material to make a crown, or concluding that a crown is not necessary, permits the hair to be seen through bands of ribbon or strings of beads. Suiting the bonnet to the woman, and not the woman to the bonnet, is the rule.

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 Article Introduction

Some of the Materials

  The White Contrast

 The Fashionable Combinations

 An Easter Bonnet

 Some of the Shapes

 A Veritable Capote

Bibliographical Information:
Mallon, Isabel A. "The Early Spring Bonnets",
The Ladies' Home Journal, Vol. XI, No. 4, March 1894, p. 19.

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