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satin diamonds, edged with tulle and it is confined at the wrist by three satin, and drawn into a little fulness | gaged bands, finished by a small from the two opposite corners, and plaited ruffle. are placed up and down alternately, l Cambric muslin capotes and Legso as to form two rows. Opera bat horn bonnets seem to be in nearly of pink talle and satin; the brim equal favour for undress bonnets: the round, and deeper in the front and former are finished by oval puffs of sides than behind: white marabouts, clear muslin round the brim, and placed in front, fall over the crown, full rosettes on the crown; the latwhich is rather high. Necklace and ter have no other trimming than the ear-rings of pink topaz. White kid | broad ribbon that ties them down. gloves; white satin shoes. Cache- Veils are generally worn with both, mire shawl.

One of the most elegant carriage

pelisses that we have seen is comGENERAL OBSERVATIONS ON FASHION posed of spotted net, over peach' AND DRESS.

blossom-coloured satin. The trim. Our élégantes at the different fa ining consists of a deep flounce of shionable watering-places are now lace, above which is a row of satin distinguished for the simplicity ra ornaments of a triangular form. The ther than the splendour of their cos corsage is en blouse, but it is nearly tume. Muslin high dresses, with concealed by a rich pelerine, of the the addition of a light scarf or shawl, || Angouleme tippet shape; there is are most generally worn for walking, || no collar, the corsage being trimmed especially in the early part of the at the throat with a single fall of lace. day. A dress of this description | The half-sleeve is a mixture of net has just been submitted to our in- with satin ornaments, to correspond spection, which appeared to us more with the bottom of the skirt. The novel than any thing that has been long sleeve, of an easy width, is lately seen: the back is full, but form- simply finished at the hand by a lace ed to the shape by a double row of ruffle. The ceinture is of satin, to gaging, about an inch in breadth: correspond with the lining of the the front of the dress is ornamented pelisse, and fastens with a gold clasp. with three broad tucks on each side; The most novel among the new these tucks go round the lower part transparent bonnets is composed of of the bust, and form a pelerine: crèpe lisse; it is nearly in the form the upper part of the bust consists of a hat, with a very small crown, of gaged cambric, the gaging done which is surrounded by a wreath of in bias, with a small pelerine collar Provence roses; the edge of the brim falling over, trimmed with a single is fancifully ornamented with the row of clear muslin, small-plaited. same material, entwined in a loose rouThe bottom of the dress is finished | leau, from which rose-buds issue at by a clear muslin flounce, also small- | regular distances: this trimming has plaited, and surmounted by three a singular and tasteful effect.... tucks, of the same size as those which Muslin maintains its usual pre-emigo up the front. The upper part nence for home costume at this seaof the sleeve is extremely full, but son of the year. An interinixture of - Vol. IV, No. XIX.

ribbon in the trimming continues to Lace, tulle, crèpe lisse, and white be much used both in morning and satin, and gros de Naples, are much dinner dress. Robes are not so much in favour in full dress. India muslin worn in the former as was expected. also, both sprigged and plain, is in faBlouses are more in favour. High vour, particularly for blouses. Those dresses, made with the corsage full, ladies who wish to copy the French and the fulness confined to the shape mode exactly have them trimmed either by gaging or bands, are like- with four or five very deep tucks, wise in much estimation. There ap each surmounted by a wreath of pears to be no regular standard for flowers in coloured worsted. Many the trimming of morning dresses; ladies have only the corsage of the some being very much trimmed, and | dress made en blouse, which is cera others very little. Three rows oftainly more becoming to the figure. flounces arranged in triangles, and | Dresses of this last description are placed at some distance from each trimmed with flowers, bouillonnés inother, have a novel effect, and form | termixed with flowers, and ruches; a moderately deep trimming: another and whenever the blouse form is trimming consists of an intermixture adopted in evening dress, it is always of puffs and tucks; it is made by cut moderately low 'round the bust." tucking a piece about a quarter of a Some ladies have the hair in full yard in length, and then leaving a dress arranged in very large full curls space of rather more than a nail un- on the forehead; while others adopt tucked to form the puff: the tucks that profusion of light curls on the are very small, and seven or eight in temples which forms a part of the number: there are generally three French coëffure à la neige: but in or four rows of this kind of trimming. either case the hind hair is worn • A muslin dinner gown that has moderately high. Dress hats, pasjust been introduced is trimmed with ticularly those in the Spanish style, rouleaus of net over lilac satin; these are much in estimation. Toques rouleaus are very small, and are so and turbans are also fashionable; but disposed as to form stars in the cen- | flowers are more in favour for youthtre of full bouffants of net. The ful belles than any other head-dress. bouffants are united at each end by Fashionable colours are, blue, rose bows of ribbon, to correspond. This colour, primrose, pale lavender, grass. trimming surmounts a very broad | green, pea-green, and gold colour. satin tuck, also covered with net.

FRENCH FEMALE FASHIONS,

Paris, Juue 18. of a changeable colour: according as My dear Sophia,

the wearer moves, they appear either WALKING dress is now ge- rose, lilac, or blue; they are called nerally of light materials: silks are des trompeuses, and are generally little seen; perkale, coloured mus-employed for blouses. Cambric mus- . lin, and barèges being the materials lin is also much worn en blouse; but most in request. Coloured muslins jaconot is more used for rédingotes. are printed in bouquets of flowers These are generally made en blouse,

watered in are our most

with one or two large pelerines, and || de Naples, are all in favour for chaa row of buttons down the front. peaux. The form has not altered

Spencers are very much worn, but since my last. The newest trimming there is nothing new in their form; | for hats is a mixture of puffs of ribthey all fasten behind, and are very bon bordered with blond and flowers. long in the waist. Some have a row Bonnets trimmed in this way are of buttons in the centre of the bust worn without a cap; but under one both before and behind; others are side of the brim are three puffs, also ornamented with satin or braiding of ribbon bordered with blond: the disposed in the stomacher style, with strings are of ribbon only. Leg. a long tight sleeve and a very full horn hats with very large brims of an epaulette. The spencers that are equal size all iound are in much fainade en blouse have sleeves of a vour: these are called cliapeaux i preposterous width; they have al- | pelerines. Some of these hats have ways a low falling collar, which turns a garland of short Marabout plumes down in the pelerine style: the others or flowers; others are ornamented are made without a collar. Many with coques or triangles of ribbon. young people appear in public in These hats have all very broad strings cambric muslin blouses, with fichus placed inside the brim, but now in formed of very broad watered or consequence of the heat these strings sbaded ribbon; these are doubled in are never tied. a point behind, and the ends, crossed | Our most fashionable dishabille is on the bosom, hang a little below the the rédingote à la neige; it is made ceinture. Lace fichus and barèges en blouse, and trimmed with lace with scarfs' are nearly as much worn as very wide sleeves, finished with a frill spencers. The scarfs most in favour of lace at the hand. It is made in are styled à l'Ourika ; they are of general without a pelerine, but some Indian red, with narrow black stripes ladies add to it the fichu à la neige: at the bottom; this you will say is a this is a cape of the handkerchief carious mixture of colours for this form, cut round in wolves' teeth, which season of the year; but as the romance are very deep and pointed. . of Ourika is just now in fashion, the Blouses are at present most fa colours of the heroine, red and black, shionable in evening dress: those of are also the rage, and we have flow- English lace are very much in favour; ers, feathers, hats, every thing in they are made in the robe-blouse short, à l'Ourika.

style, and trimmed with three flounRuffs have not been seen since I ces of very rich lace. Clear muslin the warm weather came in, lace col- and barèges are trimmed with tucks: lars being substituted in their stead. some of the former are embroidered The most fashionable are styled col- above the tucks in coloured worsted; lets à la chevalière; they are pointed and if the barèges is white, the tucks at each end only: embroidered mus- are frequently of coloured satin. lin collars with entre-deux of lace or The coëffures à la neige and à · tulle are also fashionable; these are l'Espagnole are still in favour: the cut into five or six points. ;. latter have frequently no other orna

Leghorn, rice-straw, cotton-straw, ment than a ribbon wound among crape, gauze, tulle, satin, and gros the tresses; the former are deco

rated with flowers or jewelled combs. || walnut-tree, lilac, blue, rose, yellow, The combs are frequently of coloured | and different shades of green. Adieu, gems, to correspond with the flowers. my dear Sophia! Always your Fashionable colours are, the mix

EUDOCIA. ture of red and black, called Ourika, |

FASHIONABLE FURNITURE.

ALCOVE WINDOW-CURTAINS. Tre annexed design is intended || draperies, and to conceal the curto assimilate with the decoration of tain-laths, &c. The transparent hangan apartment, in which the walls are ings are looped to the supporting formed into arches, and coloured in rods, and the festoons are thrown corresponding blue tints. The arches over the upper poles. This is altoof the curtains are formed by fine gether a new arrangement, and has a cloth strained on brass rods, which very agreeable effect when executed. project so much as to receive the

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