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THE TOILET. .
(Specially from Paris.)
FIRST FIGURE.-Dress of pearl-grey faille. , the descriptions of a few of the newest :Under-skirt half-long, trimmed at the bottom Fanchon bonnet, of black lace, a rosette in with a deep flounce surmounted by a chicory. front, with a large gold-yellow dahlia and black The double skirt is raised at the sides by a feathers set up right on the top of the bonnet. large chicory bow. Straight paletot with a Round barb with very full trimming, long, and cape. The whole of this garment assumes the falling on the breast in a cascade of lace fastened beil-shape ; the part which is under the pelerine | by a bow of the same. ' has a simple opening for the arm to come! Fanchon bonnet different from the preceding. through. The cape, which fits round the neck, lines
, inasmuch as it is trimined with roses, and the is slit up behind, so that it readily follows the
feathers are less voluminous. The black lace movements of the arm and simulates a very
| barbs are mounted on black velvet. wide sleeve. The trimming of the paletot consists of a simple black silk binding, which may,
Diadem bonnet, of black lace, trimmed with however, be replaced by three gold pipings.
loops of black velvet in front and with a wreath Fanchon bonnet of black blonde with a black
of lilac convulyus and velvet foliage as a coronet,
the whole forming a diadem. A gazelle-grey silk coquille. Thé-rose and foliage.
scarf-veil passing round the neck. Second FIGURE.—Black silk dress. Body | Valois bat of grey felt, with turned-up brims. with a waistband : it is trimmed with a black. Long lilac feather hanging down on the neck ; a silk plaiting edged with violet silk. simulating a Brasil aigrette. Long grey scarf-veil, raised at bertha, which ends in a point at the waist before the side by a grey velvet bow, and passing round and behind. The waistband is ornamented at the neck. the back with a large bow of two loops and ends Moscovite bat trimmed with silver-grev velvet, cut lance-shape. Sleeves rather wide, with with a torsade around it. Large loops in front. pipings placed at the bottom as chevrons. The Grey velvet strings tying behind the hat, with skirt, forming a half-train, is ornamented with long ends hanging down the back. two founces which divide it into three equal / Dress caps are quite as large as bonnets. parts; the founces are laid in large flat plaits They are coronets formed of lace ruches and piped with silk and separated from their head by loops of ribbon, with sometimes a flower at the a narrow cross-strip. They are raised at the side. Barbes of lace fall behind. Black sides and each fastened by wide tab, cut lance- thread lace and white blonde are used. Simple shape; the first, which comes from the waist, and pretty caps for breakfast are made of a reaches below the upper flounce; a large bow triangular piece of Swiss muslin, or of white is placed on each tab, at the point where the tarlatan, with a quilling of the same on the second begins, and this, like the first, reaches edge. The Marie Stuart point above the forebelow the bottom flounce. A bow similar to the head ends in a bow of ribbon between the crépés. first is placed on the last tab, at the place where The back is straight on the chignon, and the flounce is fastened, so that both are rounded measures a quarter of a yard. Caps for young in front and behind, with this difference, how- widows are made of white tarlatan, with a ever, that those behind are longer than the two widow's ruche of two small puffs beneath the in front. No decided change has taken place quilled edges. Strings of black lutestring, and in the shapes of bonnets or hats ; here are / sinall bow in front.
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