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where it fastens, forming a robing on , ing effect. The corsage, cut very each side of the bust. Full sleeve, low, and disposed in drapery, is fiwith an epaulette composed of a | nished by a similar ornament, which fold of embroidery crossed on the confines the fulness in the centre of shoulder; the bottom of the sleeve the bust. The sleeve corresponds is simply finished by an embroidered with the trimming of the skirt. wristband. The corsage is en blouse. Among the head-dresses most in

Some dinner gowns of gros de favour in grand costume is one of Naples or levantine are trimmed with white crèpe lisse, arranged something satin folds in the following manner: || in the form of a toque, but so as to One is placed horizontally at the bot- || suffer bows of the hair to protrude; tom of the skirt; above it is another, pink rouleaus of the same material but much narrower, disposed to form are fancifully twisted round thecrown, a line of trimming in the shape of and a full bouquet of damask roses; the letter V: the bust has a sto- | with their foliage, is placed at the macher in the form of that letter; || left side. Dress hats composed of and the fulness of the half-sleeve is blond net, embroidered in a shower confined by a similar ornament. ll of sınall silver stars, are in favour,

Muslin is still much worn in dinner The crown is higher than we have. dress, and continues to be as pro- lately seen; and the brim, extremely fusely ornamented with work or lace narrow bebind, is very deep, but as it was in the beginning of the turned up in front: a superb plume season; but the only novelty we have of ostrich feathers and a bunch of observed in trimmings is a very broad silver corn are the ornaments of these bouillonnée of clear muslin, formed | hats. by satin straps, covered with net and Fashionable colours are, Pomonaedged with narrow lace. These straps green, lavender, purple, azure, jonare shaped like leaves, and form a quil, and various shades of rose and wreath, which has a pretty and strik. "slate colour. .

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Paris, Sept. 18. trimming consists of three broad My dear Sopita,

flounces cutin deep points, and placed LITTLE change has taken so as just to touch each other. place in promenade dress since my The blouse form is now again in last, except the appearance of a new favour for white dresses. The most material of the barèges kind, called fashionable style of trimming is three andrinople: this stuff is of different broad tucks, with entre-deux of work patterns; some are striped perpendi- between. Sometimes the trimming cularly or zig-zag, others plaided: consists of tucks only; there are never the first are ruby and black; the more than three, and they are alplaids are cherry-red, bright green, | ways very deep.' and orange, or else the two first co | Silk gowns are at this moment lours with violet or white. The cor- little seen in the public walks, and sages of these gowns are made ei- afford no variety. Clear muslin canether en blouse or en gerbe. The zons continue to be as much worn

as ever, but with some alteration in || White satin bonnets have no trimthe form. Some are trimmed with ming at the edge of the brim if the a ruche of tulle up the bust, round | feathers or flowers which ornament the throat, and on the wristband. them are white; but if that is not the If there are no sleeves, which is often case, they have a fold of shaded the case, a full ruche of tulle round gauze: knots of very broad gauze the upper part of the arm forms an ribbon are intermixed with the feaepaulette. Others have the bustthers or flowers which ornament arranged in drapery folds; and some them; and the lappets correspond. are small-plaited across the bust, and || Rice-straw hats, which are still in fafull behind. A small scarf of ba-vour, are now frequently trimmed règes, tied loosely round the throat, with a profusion of white marabouts is now generally worn with these and broad shaded green ribbon : çanezons.

these ribbons are extremely beautiCachemere shawls, with borders || ful; they have four different shades en rosaces, begin already to make of green, styled the green of Charles their appearance, but as yet very || X. If this trimming is not adopted, partially. Black lace pelerine fichus, the hat is lined with rose-colour, and of the same form as those made in adorned either with rose-coloured muslin, are coming much into fa marabouts, or a bouquet of roses. your, but they are always worn over Several white silk bonnets are lined the ribbon scarfs which I described with straw-coloured or blue satin, and in my last, and which are now called ornamented with roses of the colour fichu à l'Inca.

of the lining. Bonnets have increased in size; Gold and silver muslins are very and capótes are become very fashion- prevalent in full dress. I have seen able, but only in white gros de Na- two gowns of that material, ordered ples: they are ornamented at the by the Duchess of Berry for her edge of the brim with a ruche of present excursion. The corsage of green and white gros de Naples. A one, made en gerbe, was ornamented similar ruche is arranged in the form with gold chefs; and the skirt was of a crescent round the top and sides trimmed with an embroidery of naof the crown; and a full knot of tural flowers in silk, mingled with shaded green ribbon is placed on ears of corn in gold. The other one side: the strings correspond. | dress had a corsage à la vierge, · Crape and gauze bonnets are still richly embroidered in silver; an worn, but those of white and rose-co embroidery of silver lilies entwined loured gros de Naples are more gene- with laurel ornamented the front of ral. Satin begins to be partially in the dress in the form of a broken favour. A good many gras de Na- cone, and a wreath of mingled lilies ples bonnets are ornamented at the and laurel went round the bottom. edge of the brim with a fall of blond Clear muslin blouses, ornamented lace laid on in dents de loup, which with'tucks and embroidery, either are formed by rose-buds; the front wbite or in colours, are in favour for of the crown is decorated with bouf. || social parties, particularly for young fants of blond, interspersed with full-people. White gros de Naples is blown roses: the lappets are blond. | much worn by married belles. Some of

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these dresses are trimmed with bouf-, most universally adopted in full dress, fants of white crèpe lisse, intermix- toques, turbans, &c. being scarcely ed with lozenges formed by satin seen; a mixture of flowers and gems rouleaus; there are two satin rou in the hair is most fashionable, exleaus placed at some distance from cept for very young persons, who each other, to form the shape of the wear flowers only. diamond, and the space in the centre Green, citron-colour, azure, violet, is filled by a flower. The corsage and various shades of red, are the is always ornamented in front of the prevailing colours. bust with a demi-lozenge and a small | Adieu! Always your bouquet.

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