Lois Huber is an assistant manager of the Customer Service...

CANDID CLOSET

April 10, 1991

Lois Huber is an assistant manager of the Customer Service Center at C&P Telephone. Her hobbies include decorating, foreign travel, cards, baby sitting and, of course, shopping. She has been married to Bernard "for more years than either thought possible." The Hubers have three daughters and three adorable grandchildren.

How would you describe your taste in clothing?

I like very feminine apparel -- flowery prints, lace collars, embroidered sweaters, embellished blouses with matching skirts and colored shoes.

What's the newest thing in your closet?

As of the first of the month, it was a large red straw hat for spring and an avocado green pantsuit I got at a half-price sale.

What's the oldest thing in your closet?

Pink crystal beads that an old high school friend gave me and ZTC the very first designer (Aigner) purse that I bought about 20 years ago.

Do you have a true standby that you wear to feel good?

I used to have a black crepe Mr. Mort dress with an empire waist that I could wear to anything. But I outgrew it and now I have so many outfits that I feel good in, that I cannot show any partiality.

What have you held on to for sentimental reasons?

All of my long gowns from the 60s. Even if they never come back, my granddaughters will have fun playing dress-up in them.

What is your wardrobe weakness?

Colored boots. I probably have about 15 pairs in every imaginable color to coordinate with my winter sweater/skirt ensembles.

What's the most expensive item in your closet?

A mink coat my husband bought me in 1983 and a peach dress that I bought for my daughter's wedding.

What's the least expensive item in your closet?

My pink tennis shoes that I bought at the supermarket for $7.99.

What's the wildest outfit you ever bought?

It was a strapless black chiffon cocktail dress with ostrich plumes around the hem of the full skirt. I looked like Big Bird in mourning.

What are your favorite accessories?

I have a little gold bow on a chain that I wear constantly around my neck. Also, I buy lots of strings of colored beads, dismantle and restring them to match specific outfits.

What's your biggest clothing mistake?

White high heel go-go boots. They made me look like Nancy Sinatra's granny leading a baton twirling parade on Thanksgiving.

Do you have any shopping tips you'd like to share?

Shop the red dot sales at Hecht Co. and never buy a top without a skirt or pant to match it at the same time.

If you could buy anything in the world that you wanted, what would that be?

I'd buy a fur lined raincoat in every color.

Do you know some special dressers? Tell Sylvia Badger what makes them special. Write to Candid Closet, Evening Sun Fashion, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278.

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