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are other stedfast patterns of the beautiful Italiani A new Parisian fabric very suitable for summer dress, straws, which are giving great latitude to taste in the is called the Savoy gauze, it is remarkable for lightness ornamenting of them with flowers of every kind, and I and pliability, and is not deficient in firmness of texture. especially the simple wild flower may be seen scattered The Tripolin is something of this texture, but of difamongst them, some of them exhibiting a really elegant | ferent materials. taste.
The Lacordaire* green is a much admired tint in the The brims are deeper and closer in general, though Parisian circles. this is a style so much at variance with the becoming
VARIETIES.- Pocket handkerchiefs a riviere are now display of a certain pretty cast of features, that the much in vogue, they are without hem, and finished off adoption of the round open shape is frequently prefered. round the edge by open work lace, of the depth of about
Crowns are also rather higher with the drawn ca. | an inch and a half with a scolloped edging. Valenpotes than last season, they are much worn with long cienne is sometimes gathered round of considerable bavelots. Flowers are disposed both inside and out. I thickness and of the richest kind. side of the brim, but not on neglige hats, with which For negliges, open riviere with a double row of flowers under the brim should be avoided.
fluted valencienne, are frequently ranged round a For the Opera, white straw hats are becomingly cambric collar. ornamented with a foulard ribbon with lilac, green, The pelerines and the fronts of cambric peignoirs and cherry-colored border; some with iced ribbon are frequently surrounded with small similarly scol. with a fringed edging of gold and white, and a couple
| loped trimmings. of rich feathers matching perfectly with the ribbon. Elegant manchettes of batiste or embroidered musAlso rose poult de soie capotes, iced, as well as en cor. | lin are worn with even a neglige dress. deliere; straw, green, and sulphur-colors are also frosted, Gimp, especially with Scotch silks is very much and the new flower introduced at Longchamps, the bat used, some of the varieties are particularly becoming, ton is a becoming ornament.
especially when tastefully disposed on a commanding Neglige as well as dress caps are still elevated in
figure. front, but lace trimmings take the place of tulle.
Ribbons for wearing round the neck are worn in A becoming mode of ornamenting caps is to place
every conceivable variety of pattern and style, worked, a small quantity of plain lace, rather on one side of streaked, fringed, and double or single to suit the taste. the front part of the cap, and underneath, a gathered
The Barbary or Egyptian shawls of a large but soft edging.
texture ; a kind of cachemere, will doubtless supplant Embroidered muslin barbes take the place of brides.
the unwieldy and generally unbecoming tartan shawls. The Indian-grass hats lately introduced, have, when
For the Opera, Berthe Ferronière or Normandin's lightly and tastefully trimmed, a pretty appearance,
new head-dress la victime, are much worn. for the morning promenade especially
Collars partake very largely of the general latitude MATERIALS & Colors. The materials which are | in dress: they have no prescribed forms, nor order of in most requisition, are not to be very plainly defined,
trimming, taste is the only guide. the varieties being mostly of a similar nature to those
The children of from two to eight years old, little which we last month designated, but being modified
straw capotes, the front nearly even with the crown, in such slight particulars as scarcely to come within are much employed; a rose colored or blue crossed barthe scope of a written description,
red ribbon, lined with the same, a ruche round the Printed muslins are seen in great profusion, colors brim generally ornament them. are lavishly blended and frequently violently contrasted.
Black mittens, which it is an amusement to emBlue, green, lilac and violet are seen together se
broider, surrounded with a silk fringe and black thread parate and in shades of the most delicately blent hues.
embroidered ones, as well as white or grey silk gloves In the selection, attention may be most particularly
are worn, however a well made leather glove, is perdirected to the complexion and height, which may ma
haps after all preferable. For the sake of beauty of terially influence the choice of a pattern, some being,
appearance, Swedish gloves have the preference. as they were last year, so enormously large as almost
Pelerines in organdi are frequently worn with two to obscure a petite figure.
capes; in the broad hem is passed a ribbon in the For capotes, Scotch gros de Naples is as much as
manner represented in our fourth plate) which gives ever worn with ribbons to match. We see together
a very pleasing finish to the formation whether round. green and white, rose and white, lilac and white, as
square or with lappets is entirely arbitrary, in the well as many of a deeper hue; yellow and brown, latter instance, they are brought beneath the ceinture blue and scabiouse, green and scarlet.
and match with it. Small patterus seem on the whole, though there are *Its origin is said by the “ Follet” to be derived from the so great a variety of every size and style, to have the attention excited by the ecclesiastical anathemas of the celepreference. Some of the stripes are very large and in brated abbé Lacordaire, against " the pomps and vanities." numerous instances on a white ground with small sprigs
The vert Lacordaire might be seen to grace the seats under bis between,
very pulpit! Violent contrasts in color may be now frequently observed among many ladies with undisputable pretensions to taste; rose and blue and other combinations
DESCRIPTION OF THE PLATES. of a similar character are worn together. Nevertheless,
PLATE I. the exquisite blending of various shades now accom- | FIGURE 1.-WALKİNG DRESS.-Gros de Naples dress plished in some of our summer materials, must be ac. corsage rather high, fitting close to the shape and ga' knowledged as eminently beautiful.
thered both behind and before, surmounted by an em
broidered étole hanging more than half way down the , a rather wide curtain, and vandyked ribbon gathered in skirt; sleeves tight fitting to the arnı, round the upper the middle. part of which hangs an outer sleeve, cupola shaped. Middle HAT.-A rice-straw hat, round open shape, Poult de soie hat ornamented with a sprig of foliage, elevated crown, lilac blossom with a few leaves, orna.
Figure 2.-PROMENADE Costume,–Tripoline dress menting the top. tight fitting corsage ; muslin pelerine ornamented with Second HAT--Wide open brim, ornamented with narrow lace placed diagonally, having a double satin | ribbon næuds. edging extending beyond the shoulder, it is similarly Second CAPOTE.-Tuscan straw capote, the brim, ornamented down the inside lengths at regular inter retreating at the top, the side view forming a sort of vals, having narrow lace edging round each. Silk half oval, the top surmounted by a næud and sprig of drawn capote, front rather open, ornamented with flowers. ribbon neuds.
BLOND CAP & Back View.-Ribbon bands inside Figure 3.—Walking Dress.-Scotch cordeline and on the right hand corner a bouquet. dress, high mounting, close fitting corsage, surmounted
PLATE III. by a double ruff draped on each side of the front, from FIGURE 1.-Evening Dress.-Chali dress closethe shoulders to the middle of the ceinture, gathered fitting corsage en pointe, the upper part, both front and over the top of the arm en epaulettes, the sleeve which back draped and ornamented with narrow scolloped is confined near the wrist by a band, assumes the form lace, næuds at regular intervals are placed down the of two globes, the upper one about double the size of front; wide skirt caught up nearly a foot above the that beneath. From the ceinture, the whole length of hem, by large næuds with flowing ends above which the skirt and forming a continuation to the draping are large flowers; ihe sleeves which are short are simiabove, run a couple of double lines of gathers, figuring larly ornamented on a smaller scale. An embroidered tablier. Small shaped rice straw hat ornamented with gauze handkerchief is folded into a tocquet form flowers.
amongst the hair. First HAT AND BACK VIEW.–Tuscan, small oval Figure 2.-Evening Dress.-Levantine peignoir, shaped front, bordered all round the brim and back the corsage made to fit entirely close to the shape, and with satin, ornamented with blue bells and narrow in minute perpendicular pipings, which extend to the ribbons.
epaulettes, round the bottom of which in union with FIRST CAPOTE.-A gros des Indes capote falling the sleeve is a band of ribbon tied in a naud, the sleeves low on the face, high crown, a ribbon næud from which hanging wide below the elbow and terminated by a arise several light sprigs on the summit of the crown. blond trimming, a similar one to which, but on a larger
Second Hat & BACK VIEW.-Marceline hat, open scale, ornaments the front of the robe, enlarging in shape, crown rather short and conical, ornamented size to the hem, the hair is ornamented with some with a single sprig of blue bells.
light sprigs. Second Capote.-Drawn silk capote, round crown FIGURE 3.—Opera Dress.-Muslin dress half high simply ornamented with ribbon nouds.
mounting corsage, wide sleeves to the wrist and plain PLATE II.
skirt; embroidered crape, pelerine, edged with a rache Figure 1.-Evening Dress.-A dress of Savoy cut in at the corsage has long lappets with rounded gauze, high mounting corsage, fitting tight to the ends, extending beyond the middle of the skirt; a rice shape, on the extremity of the shoulder is fixed a
straw hat, is ornamented with a hird of paradise. ribbon noud from which both in front and back, rich FIRST Hat and BACK VIEW.--Tuscan Straw Hat, embroidery extends to the ceinture as well as down round open shape ornamented with a large neud on the part of the skirt; sleeves full to the wrist round which extremity of the crown, and within and without with is a tight band. Cap pointed at the summit of the
sprigs. front and on each side with satin ornaments.
Second Hat and Back View.-Paille de riz hat, FIGURE 2.-WALKING DRESS.-Cordeline dress, wide open shape, satin bands connecting the inside with corsage of similar make as the preceding, draped from the crown which is of satin, with a vandyked bordering, each shoulder to the ceinture, epaulette folds connecting the under part is terminated by a næud from which the sleeve which is full the whole way; the skirt is depends two ends similarly edged, a couple of ostrich ornamented en tablier with diamond pieces fretted feathers hang from the crown. round, graduating to the termination. Hat of Indian | Centre Hats.— Tuscan Straw, ornamented with grass, short and elevated in the brim, underneath which, 1 bouquets and ribbon neuds. and on the summit of the crown, are sprigs of flowers,
PLATE IV. Figure 3, AND BACK VIEW.-MORNING PROME Figure 1 Walking Dress.-Striped gauze redinNADE DRESS.--Tulle dress, half high mounting cor. | gote. Hat formed of striped ribbon. sage, wide sleeves and plain skirt, embroidereed pele FIGURE 2 MORNING Dress.--An embroidered ca. rine, the top drawn round with ribbon tied with a chemere wrapper, open corsage, worked chemisette. næud, edged round with rich scolloped lace, the ends Figure 3.—WALKING Dress.--Worked lace redindivided en cæur, hanging below the ceinture. Tuscan | gote, high mounting corsage, ornamented with satin straw capote, brim forming a scarcely perceptible angle puffing piped on each side, and edged with lace. with the crown, round corners, turned off at the back, First Hat & Back View.-Gros d'Italie hat. large asteroid ornaments on the outside, and one under CAP.-Muslin cap frilled round. neath the brim.
Second Hat. Similarly shaped in front to the First Capote-Formed of ribbons, low brim, form- above the crown elevated and conical, ribbon bows. ing but a slight slope with the crown, which is round, FIRST CAPOTE.--A poult de soie capote. with a wide ribbon gathered round and tied underneath SECOND CAPOTE.—A figured ducape capote.