Animal prints are still in style this autumn as ladies wear longer sleeves and add layers to their fashion ensembles. Volunteers modeled clothes from four Great Bend clothing stores Monday at the Fall Style Show, sponsored by the Great Bend Senior Center and the Recreation Commission.
The program got under way Monday afternoon at the Senior Center. Models included Alice Brozek, Pauline Mong, Rozie Tomlin, Megan Hammeke and Margaret Ann Younker, with fashions from Beautiful Beginnings, Maurice’s and Mainstream Boutique, and some children put in a couple of appearances for Completely Kids.
Some of the seniors like to buy clothes for their grandchildren, GBRC Director Diann Henderson noted as she emceed the style show.
Trends for the fall included casual pieces that could quickly be "dressed up" with some dramatic jewelry or a scarf. Comfortable knits and other machine washable items were popular. The boot cut is still being sported on jeans with decorative pockets. Jackets, cardigans and long vests are also being accented with big buttons, zippers and silver studs, with coordinating jewelry.
T-shirts can also make a fashion statement this fall. Styles included full screen-print and burnout Tees, where a pattern is created using a chemical "burn" on the fabric.
Clothing promoting a favorite team is also in style. This year’s models all seemed to be KU fans, but Henderson assured viewers that the stores also have Kansas State University items. "For the next style show, you K-State fans, you need to volunteer to model," she said.
The Recreation Commission and Senior Center sponsor a style show every spring and fall.