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FIRST and foremost fact about summer millinery for 1945 is its recognition of the topknot coiffure furor. Women of all ages and types are wearing the topknot, in one or another of its many forms, and the millinery world is wise to take this into account in the making of hats for immediate use; for devotees of the topknot are fanatic in their affection.

Shown here are two selections from the summer collection of the Millinery Creators' Guild, offered in proof of the fact that in the great current headgear-hairdo crisis, it is possible to have one's cake and eat it too; and with considerable grace. For instance, a more flattering frame for a pretty face could scarcely be imagined than Harryson's deep-brimmed, crescent-shaped bonnet of crispette straw (below) faced underneath with rippled layers of pale pink net. The bonnet allows a high-riding Psyche cluster of curls to escape from a center-back opening. This alluring bonnet is at Altman's.

For a topknot squarely centered upon the crown, a circlet of checked fabric trimmed, like the one also shown in our hat sketch,
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Maiden Form and Maiden Form only makes...

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Maiden [[image: line drawing of outline of woman's body]] Form 

"There is a Maiden Form for Every Type of Figure!"
The way to be sure the brassiere you buy is a genuine Maiden Form is to see that it carries the Maiden Form trade-mark... always your assurance of quality, in fabrics and in workmanship!

• To double-check your Maiden Form purchase, look for one of these identifying names: Adagio, Allegro, Allo, Allo-Ette, Half-Way, Intimo, Inter-Lude, Masquerade, Over-Ture, Variation - all registered U. S. PAT. OFF.

If you can't find your style at first, try again! Dealers get supplies monthly. Send for Style and Conservation Folders: Maiden Form Brassiere Co., Inc., New York 16. 
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