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with a mixture of white satin and pattern, are equally fashionable, and crèpe lisse, disposed in bias folds. much prettier. Among the trimThe crown is of the melon form, and mings of muslin dinner gowns, the this ornament nearly covers the right most novel is one composed of puff's side of it; it slopes down towards of net intersected with easings drawn the left ear, where it terminates in aby ribbon, placed perpendicularly: white satin knot, and a bouquet of this trimming surmounts a broad lace Provence roses. The brim is com- flounce. posed of crèpe lisse, disposed in Small dress hats and toques are
flutings between satin cords: broad more in favour than turbans in full satin strings.
dress. The few that we see of the White gros de Naples bonnets, latter are generally in the Indian which have the top of the crown style. Toques are now made higher; covered with a pink or blue net and those that have no feathers are formed of ribbon, are also in favour. trimmed with the material that the The trimming of these hats always toque is made of, disposed in full consists of full bows of ribbon to bows in front, and frequently intercorrespond.
mixed with pearls. A good many Dinner gowns of silk or poplin dress hats are of the Spanish form, continue to be made tight to the but small: these are always ornashape. The busts are now very lit- mented with a very full plume of tle ornamented in front. A broad feathers, at the base of which is trimming of gauze or crèpe lisse, placed a rose or an ornament in jewarranged in the form of crescents, ellery. placed at some distance from each Fashionable colours are, azure, other, and bordered on each side rose colour, straw colour, gold cowith a ruche, is much in favour, but lour, lilac, and different shades of it has a formal appearance: trim- | green and brown. mings en ruche, disposed in a scroll
FRENCH FEMALE FASHIONS.
Paris, August 18. same manner. The sleeve is cut My dear Sophia,
nearly tight to the arm at bottom, We see little else but white but very wide at top; it is finished dresses in our promenades. Rédin- at the hand by a bouillonnée of gotes are very generally adopted :muslin. they are now no longer made in the Theserédingotes, which are adoptblouse form, but tight to the shape.ed only by married ladies, are worn Some button up the front, and are without any envelope; but with the trimmed up the bottom and up each blouse or the robe à la vierge, both side of the front by a bouillonnée, in favour for the promenade, a shawl which is not very broad, of jaconot or scarf is deemed necessary. Some muslin. Two round pelerines, the ladies adopt a pelerine scarf of clear lower one a moderate size, the upper muslin, trimmed round with two or one very small, are trimmed in the three falls of rich embroidery. Very
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young people appear in a small round || droop towards each other and form pelerine of muslin richly embroidered, an arcade. or else in a scarf formed of a very Gauze bonnets are made somebroad ribbon, which is doubled in a what shorter than others at the ears; point behind, and brought down on three bias bands of satin or gros de each side of the breast under the Naples are placed round the crown, ceinture.
and between each is a bouillon of Ruffs have been for some time gauzeof a different colour from that of exploded; double and triple colla- the bonnet. Chinese pinks, or small rettes, in the pelerine form, are sub- daisies mingled with ripe ears of stituted in their stead. These are corn, are used to trim these bonnets. always richly embroidered, and dur- Hats of cotton-straw and rice-straw ing some days past they have been are always ornamented with plumes scolloped in dents de loup at the of marabouts; they are from three edge.
to five in number, are placed on one Leghorn bonnets continue as much side, and are attached to the hat by as ever in favour, but the shape has a cockade of ribbon, the ends of been altered since I wrote last. They which are fringed: the feathers fall are now cut in the form of a capote, over the top of the crown. and are lined with lilac or évéline Muslins, printed in a very small blue: the edge of the brim is finished diamond pattern, are much worn in by a ruche to correspond, cut like undress: rose colour is most in faendive... Two pointed pieces of the vour for very young ladies, and blue same silk and four rosettes of straw for those more advanced in life. The ornament the crown.
blouse à la religieuse continues to Very young ladies wear large be the favourite form for undress. round Leghorn hats, which are a One has just been introduced of a little turned up all round. This kind singular description: the whole en of hat is called à l'aurergnate, be tire dress is covered with deep tucks, cause the edge of the brim is finished placed perpendicularly, a very small by a black satin ribbon, or a band of space up the front of the dress being black velvet; and a similar band, fas- the only part left plain. Six corded tened by a gold or steel buckle, goes tucks finish the bottom of the skirt, round the bottom of the crown. and four ornament the top of the
Capotes of nut-brown gros de Na- bust. The sleeves are also covered ples are very much in favour in the with perpendicular tucks. The only morning promenades: the edge of thing that strikes one in this dress the brim is trimmed with a ruche, is, that there is a great deal of needlecomposed alternately of lilac and work thrown away. nut colour, in spaces of about three Plaid cambric gowns are also worn inches each. Straw-coloured capotes in dishabille; they are trimmed with are trimmed with a ruche of alter- a bouillonnée of the same material, nate straw colour and bleu-évéline. fancifully interspersed with cords of
Leghorn hats, of the finest kind, coloured satin: these cords are of are ornamented with two plumes of the different colours of the dresse: white feathers; they are placed one Clear muslin blouses, embroidered on each side of the crown, so as to in white cotton, are now much worn
over coloured slips; deep rose co- Dress hats, turbans, and small lour, jonquil, turquoise-blue, and li- | dress caps are in favour; but not so lac, are the colours most in favour much so as head-dresses of hair, for those slips: this is the newest which are generally ornamented with style of full dress. Coloured clear flowers. Roses, daisies, mignonette, muslins, as lilac, blue, and amber, lilac, and jessamine, are most in faare also in favour; they are generally vour for the hair. worn over white satin. The button Fashionable colours are, different which fastens the sleeve of the blouse shades of rose colour, lilac, jonquil, is now always of gold filagree work. emerald-green, nut-brown, and bleuChains, bracelets, and clasps in un évéline. Adieu! Ever your dress, are in general of the same
The frame of this sofa should be also; all of which should be covered made of fine rose-wood richly cover- in the prevailing taste with silk or Meed, the raised parts of which would rino damask, trimmed with silk cords have a good effect if relieved with and tassels. burnished gold. The scrolls being We are indebted for this design to inverted, form an easy and eleganta drawing executed by Mr. John support for the pillows: the back is Taylor, upholsterer, Bedford-court, a little reclined, to receive pillows | Covent-Garden.
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