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light colours. Ribbons, or a mixture, able for the novelty of its trimming, of ribbons and spring flowers, are which consists of a wreath of oakused to adorn Leghorn bonnets; leaves formed by quilting, and very those of satin are decorated with much raised by wadding. feathers.

Morning dress begins now to be Several elegant novelties in spring very generally made in cambric or fashions have been submitted to our jaconot muslin; the blouse form is at inspection, which we shall endeavour present most prevalent, and certainly to describe to our readers. A spencer is very well adapted for morning of grass green velours épingle, mo- dress. The trimming of the blouse derately long in the waist, made to consists always of tucks. Some lafasten in front, and with a very low dies, who dislike this plain style of collar: the collar and mancheron to trimming, adopt the robe blouse, correspond; the latter very full, and which admits of greater variety; disposed in three drapery folds. The flounces, bouillonné, and a mixture mancheron is confined to the arm by of tucks and entre-deux, being all a band, which is concealed by the used for these dresses. last of the folds. The back full at The only novelty we have seen in the bottom, and something broader dinner dress is a gown of lilac gros than they have lately been worn. de Naples: the trimming consists of The bust is ornamented, in a very no- two very full rouleaus of tulle of the vel style, with rouleaus of satin, in same colour, which are ornamented the form of rings interlaced. This with satin leaves edged with narrow trimming goes down the bust in a blond lace: the bottom rouleau is sloping direction, from the point of much larger than the other, and both the shoulder to the bottom of the stand out a good deal from the dress; waist, where it meets; the ceinture the leaves are placed pretty close to is of embroidered ribbon, fastened by each other. The corsage, made to the a dead gold clasp.

shape, and square across the bust, is The bonnet worn with this spen- ornamented with a narrow rouleau of cer is also of velours épingle; the satin, beneath which is a row of deep crown very low, and the material tabs, which fall low upon the breast, disposed in bouillons on the top; three and are edged with narrow blond; bands of satin go round the crown the epaulette is also composed of at some distance from each other, tabs:the dress falls much off the shouland are fastened by small dead gold der, and the shoulder-strap, somebuckles. Two very full plumes of thing broader than they have lately marabouts are placed at each side of been worn, is also edged round with the crown, in such a manner as to narrow blond lace. This is one of cross in front: the brim is very wide the most elegant and novel dresses and rather large; it stands a good that we have seen for some time. deal out from the face; and the Some ladies have adopted the strings, attached on the inside of the French fashion of wearing a scarf, brim, are of broad rich ribbon to either of gold, silver, or plain gauze, correspond.

disposed among the hair, something A pelisse of pale lavender levan- in the style of a turban. If the tine, lined with white, is also remark- / scarf is of gold or silver, there is selVol. III. No. XVI.


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