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The Ladies' Home Journal

September 1893

The New Colors and Materials

Author: Emma M. Hooper

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As soon as the warm days of August are past inquiries come in regarding the materials and colors for the fall and winter. By this time summer gowns have lost their freshness. In many portions of the country there seems to be no autumn, and we are obliged to jump from summer fabrics to winter clothes, and the latter are sufficiently attractive this season to urge us to hurry the task of fall and winter dressmaking. Amid the new color-cards prepared for the dry goods trade green stands out as the color of the coming season, then browns, old rose tints, purplish reds, greenish blues and clear red in the order named.

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 Article Intro

 Names for the New Colors

 Combining the Shades

 Novelties in Dress Goods

 Novelties in Silk Fabrics

 Velvets and Velveteens

 Use of Combinations

 The First Fall Gown

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Bibliographical Information:

Hooper, Emma M. "The New Colors and Materials", The Ladies' Home Journal, Vol. X, No. 10, September 1893, p. 18.

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