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Views, Miss Gouldsmith's Land- | gracing the arts by their direct conscapes, and several others by fair tributions, and we regret that we votaries of art, maintain their de- | have not room this month to enter served reputation. It is pleasing to more minutely into the recapitulation see ladies of taste and intelligence of their merits.
and plain, simply ornamented round Shaded striped silk dress of gros the bust with a wheel trimming of de Naples; the corsage à la blouse; the same colour in satin and gauze, the fulness confined at the top with composed of ornamented rings placed three satin rouleaus, equidistant. at equal distances on a circular satin Long easy sleeve, finished at the wadded stem or rouleau. The corwrist with rouleaus of purple and sage is rather long, and set in a band aurora, or orange colour; the upper with satin corded edges, and fastened sleeve very full, and intersected with behind with a rosette to correspond. satin rouleaus, as at the wrist. The Tucker of fine blond, drawn at top skirt touches the ground behind, and with a silken thread. Short full is finished with two satin rouleaus, sleeve, with perpendicular rows of of the darkest shades of each colour; wheel trimming. The skirt is deabove is an ornamented crescent, || corated with the same trimming, only composed of three semicircular bands; much larger, and, with the wadded the points or horns united by a satin satin hem at the bottom, gives weight star, and placed alternately up and and grace to the folds of the dradown. Elizabethan ruff of very fine pery. The hair is arranged in one tulle, worked muslin ruffles, cornette row of large regular curls; and two or cottage cap of tulle; border of long yellow ostrich feathers, tipped double tulle, disposed in bouffants with ponceau, are placed on the right by alternate rouleaus of aurora and side, and bend over the head. Neckpurple satin; one side has a double lace, ear-rings, and bracelets of topaz row of bouffants and a quilling of and turquoise. Embroidered lace tulle behind: the strings are of broad scarf with vandyke ends; white kid figured gauze ribbon, cross under gloves; white satin shoes. the chin, and tie at the top in the front of the cap. The hair parted GENERAL OBSERVATIONS ON FASHION in front, with a few ringlets on each side. Green cachemire shawl, and Our fair pedestrians continue still green kid shoes.
too much enveloped in furs to afford
us much to say respecting walking EVENING DRESS.
dress: we have, however, seen two Dress of yellow China crape; the novelties, which we consider likely corsage cut bias, made rather high to be very fashionable towards the Vol. III. No, XV.
end of March. One is a mantle of front, lately so prevalent: the latter, pale cinnamon-coloured cloth, made however, is still frequently adopted moderately wide, and about half a in morning costume by many éléquarter shorter than the dress: it is gantes. lined with bright rose-coloured ve- Merino, of the very fine and thin lours épingle, and finished round kind, so much worn in France, is the edge by four very narrow folds now in great favour with us for high of the same material: the pelerine, dresses in carriage costume. We which is round and rather large, is have seen some of these gowns trimedged to correspond, as is also the med with three broad wadded satin collar; the latter is made in the de- tucks, each edged with a flat trimmi pelerine style. This mantle is a ming in hard silk. They are disvery elegant and appropriate walk- posed in deep festoons, the hollow ing envelope.
of each festoon being filled with a The other novelty is a pelisse of satin star edged with velvet. grass-green levantine, trimmed with Poplin high dresses, trimmed with pluche de soie of a darker shade, in- broad bands of velvet, through which termixed with satin, to correspond are drawn satin puffs, of the creswith the pelisse. A broad band of cent form, are also a good deal worn pluche de soie goes round the bot-in carriage dress. tom of the skirt; it is surmounted by The only novelty that we have rea row of acorns, formed of inter- | marked in head-dresses is a bonnet mingled folds of satin and pluche de of white velours épingle; the inside soie. The pelisse fastens up the of the brim is entirely covered with front by hooks and eyes, and is or- broad blond lace disposed in flutings, namented with a single row of acorns. and projecting about an inch from The bust of the corsage is without the brim: this edging of lace is surornament; the back full. The cein- mounted by a scolloped band of ture is of pluche de soie edged with shaded pink velvet. The brim is in satin, and fastened by a gold clasp, the Mary Stuart style, but smaller in the form of two hands interlaced. | than they are generally worn; low Long sleeve, of an easy width, simply oval crown, ornamented with knots finished by a bias band of pluche: of shaded pink velvet and plumes of full epaulette, arranged in the form down feathers tipped with pink; rich of an acorn, and composed of an in- white gros de Naples strings. termixture of satin and pluche de Morning dresses are now very gesoie. The collar is shallow, stands nerally made without collars, and in out from the neck, and partially turns many instances not quite up to the over.
throat: they are worn with collaBlack bonnets are still fashionable rettes of worked muslin, or of our in promenade dress, but not so much imitation of foreign lace. Sometimes so as those that correspond in colour a demi-fichu with a deep frill, which with the mantle or pelisse. They falls over, is substituted for a collaare now of an extremely becoming | rette. An English lace cornette or size; the Mary Stuart brim seems | demi-cornette, of a simple and bemore in favour than the close cottage coming form, is an indispensable ap