Black for Beaus

Fad: high-school girls are wearing guard rings of black jet, reported Women's Wear last week. Wearing of the ring shows "a thought" for absent soldier boy friends, quickly indicates to all those in the know that the wearer is solo only because she is a patriot, not a wallflower.


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