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in costume.—The mosaic, zebra, and arabesque designs prevail.
Satin ribbons striped, crossed, &e. are placed on satin hats.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PLATES.
The Atala reps, in which the arrangement of the design gives a varied and novel effect, the stripes run down instead of across.
The Indian reps, moiré, for walking dresses only.
Indiana Bazin, particularly stylish, and becoming to a brunette,
In many of the silks, the texture is rendered inore pliant, and at the same time substantial, by an addition in the manufacture. For both carriage and walking dress, this material is much adapted.
Some of the cachmeres have new and very elegant designs.
A cachemere with detached velvet designs is very elegant for cloaks &c.
Grey cachemere with black velvet leaves is applicable for morning.
Some of the worked brocades excel any thing of the kind in richness, that we have had for many years past.
Gauze in white and black ground, and with colored embroidery, is beautiful for ball dresses.
The plaid patterns may be considered as gone by now, or as having past away from the higher ranks.
The new Cashmerian gauze (for ball dress) with its minute and beautiful designs, softness, pliability, exceeding beauty of appearance and texture, and its applicability from the variety of its patterns to different tastes, will without doubt, be an uncommon favorite.
The Cachemere-satin, brilliant and not subject to creasing.
Varieties. The canıbric handkerchief is as much as ever loaded with work.
The small velvet bandeaux are still worn on the forehead, and very frequently very narrow,
but those for the neck which are broader, are generally relieved by little pendant articles of bijouterie as a key, cross, heart, &c.
Fans will it is anticipated take the place of bouquets entirely, a point in which they have already greatly progressed.
We see occasionally satin shawls with a deep lace edging more especially with muslin, organdi, or other light dresses.
The étole is generally of wide ribbon, and when it crosses on the neck, is fixed by a gold clasp, a pin, &c.
Pelerines are generally of considerable dimensions, long over the arm, sometimes rounded before, and sometimes pointed, but not entirely covering the neck.
Velvet Aowers for hats were observed in a house of great repute, they have with some hats an extremely becoming effect.
Plaid shawls have not yet run their race, we still encounter them at every corner, but the black satin man. telets, the splendid satin cloaks and shawls, and beauti. ful worked shawls of Cachemere are becoming general with ladies who are adopting the autumn or the more advanced changes.
A great variety of new lovers will shortly be produced
Purple, azure-blue and a particularly rich, very deep crimson as well as streaks of color &c., are the favorite tints. For dress caps, or placing in the hair, small delicate flowers are more generally used.
Seldom have ribbons been produced so varied and costly, and a profuse application of them may be reckoned on with the present or approaching novelties
PLATE I. Figure 1.-WALKING DRESS.-A poult de soie redingote, bigh mounting and fitting closely, except at the lower portion of the bust which is gathered in three or four folds on each side, it is buttoned down the front. Satin pipings reach from the shoulder to the ceinture where they form a point ; the sleeves have an ornament with vandyked edges figuring epaulettes, with buttons between each opening, they gradually diminish, tightening to the wrist when it is buttoned close. The front is similarly adorned, but it is united by ornamental bands which are placed at regular intervals and in graduated sizes.
Figure 2.—BRIDAL Dress.- Brussels point lace dress, corsage edged with lace, the upper part draped, a white rosette placed between the two folds, the corsage in other respect close fitting; the ceinture which is tight and has long flowing ends is similarly ornamented, as well as the sleeves which are terminated by a lace sabot reaching below the elbow. A deep founce of richly embroidered lace is caught up at regular intervals by rosettes, the lace it is to be observed falls over slightly between each rosette. A blonde lappet fixed in the hair falls very low on each side.
Figure 3.-WALKING Dress.-A China satin dress, corsage half high mounting, braided down the front to the ceinture which is tight and fixed by a buckle. Two rows of satin ribbon running down from the ceinture, turn short at the hem where it then continues all round, and encloses some rich embroidered lace: right down the middle of the front are næuds which continue regularly to the termination. The pelerine is similarly bordered, but on a smaller scale, and with the addition of a pointed edging.
FIRST Hat & Back View.-A Milan straw hat, high crown, elevated brim, ornamented with feathers.
Second HaT.-Brim somewhat similar to the above but lower on the face, ornamented with a marabout.
Third Hat & Back View.-Gros de Naples hat high crown flat at the top, simply ornamented with a ribbon coque.
FOURTI HAT.-Lima satin hat, crown rounded cut in between the back and sides of the brim, ornamented with feathers.
PLATE II. Figure 1.-Evening Dress.-A feuille des Indes dress, balf high mounting, tight fitting corsage, edged with lace : lace mantilla; short sleeves surrounded by embroidered transparent material; a ruche extends from the ceinture to near the hem, and is terminated by a næud, two other næuds are placed on the same line.
Figure 2.-MORNING Dress,-Embroidered cachimere wrapper with a serpentine line winding down, edged with lace ; sleeves very ample and square cut, this and the collar similarly edged, the latter continues down the front to the ceinture, diminishing in the middle and rounded at the termination. The cap in muslin is a