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FASHIONS

FOR

MARCH, 1812.

EXPLANATION OF THE PRINTS OF FASHION.

No. 1.-MORNING, OR HOME COSTUME. Minister of vevgeance is Ridicule, who, with

A white cambric frock, with a demi train; || malignant smile, punishes those who do not short sleeves fastened up in front with cordon obey ber laws." These laws, then, and the and tassels : a necklace formed of two rows of regulations of her government, we are at dili. opal; the hair dressed in full curls, and con gent pains every month to study; and Jeast fined by a demi turban of very fine muslin tied || Ridicule should raise the sancy laugh against on the right side with a small bow; silk stock. any of our female readers, we present to them ings with lace clocks, richly brocaded, and the following observations, which, though we plain black kid slippers.

do not call upon them implicitly to adhere to,

yet they may rest assured, that they take their No. 2.-DRESS FOR THE FASHIONABLE

rise from our frequent opportunities of mingPROMENADES.

ling wiih the first classes of fashionable A purple velvet pelisse, with a full standing- l society. up collar, wora carelessly open over a round Pelisses, though we believe they ever will white dress of fine French cambric; the pelisse retain pre eminence for the promenade, are trimmed with a broad bordering of braided now, from the mildness of the weatber, iu ribbon, the same colour as the velvet. A Mi- which spring evinces its approach, generally nerva bonnet of amber coloured sarsnet, with l) thrown opes; and a new article, the short a long white ostrich feather across the front; Indian coat, seems to be very prevalent amongst the feather made round, and very full; long our eligantes: it is generally of fawn colour, black lace veil, a la religieuse; a chain ueck and made of fine Merino cloth, richly emlace, composed of pearls with a gold ornament broidered with silk of the same colour, down depending in front, representing the Apollo the front and seams, and the bust is orna. Lyre, set round with a circle of pearls; a gold mended a la-militaire. Some of these coats are Lisbon chain with an eye glass hanging below made in the form of the Sicilian tuuic, open the waist. Plain gold oval-ring pendants. | before, and are woru with a large Chinese hat, Purple half boots, and York tan gloves. of pale brown beaver, eutirely plain. The

peasant's mantle of fine cloth of a drab colour,

with the slope of the neck formed only of a GENERAL OBSERVATIONS

few plaits, fastened down wiiba cordon and

button, and the curoers of the mantle simply FASHION AND DRESS.

rounded, are much worn by those ladies wbo

affect a simplicity in their morning attire: we Fashion reigns over her followers as an ab- bave also observed a few "pensers; and over solute monarch; an elegant Freach author of these is thrown, in elegant drapery, a long modern date, assures us that "her Prime | Indian shawl of the scarf kind, the colour of

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