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LA BELLE ASSEMBLEE.
For JULY, 1807.
EXPLANATION OF THE PRINTS OF FASHION.
very low, and made to sit close to the form.
Waved sleeves, easily full, formed of alternate N3. 1.-Her Royal HIGHNESS THE PRINCESS | stripes of crape and pink satin. Hair, bound in
or WALES IN HER COURT Dress, AS WORN smooth bands, confined on the forehead, and ON THE BIRTH-DAY.
ornamented behind with wreaths of wild roses. This dress, for taste and magnificence, stood Earrings and necklace of pearls. Shoes, pink unrivalled amidst the splendour and elegance | satin, trimmed with silver. White kid gloves, displayed on the Birth-Day of our justly revered
rucked. Sovereign; and we consider ourselves fortunate in having it in our power to procure a represen. tation of it for our fair correspondents.
GENERAL OBSERVATIONS The body and ground of the drapery was formed of a rich silver and lilac tissue; with a most superb border, composed of eineralds, topazes,
FASHIONS FOR THE SEASON, and amethysts, to represent the vine-leaf and
With a complete List of Ladies in their Court grapes. The train and petticoat of silver tissue;
Dresses, us worn on the Birth Day. bordered all round like the drapery; and each terminaled with a most brilliant silver fringe of a strikingly novel formation. Rich silver laurel and
As there is little alteration in the general arrow on the left side, to loop up the train.
style of personal decoration since our last comHead-drese of diamonds and amethysts, tastefully || munication, and as our elegant and extensive disposed; with high plume of ostrich feathers.
collection of Court Dresses will occupy much Neck-dress, the winged ruff, à la Mary Queen of
space, and we doubt not, prove highly acceptable Scots; sleeve ornaments to correspond. Amethyst
to our readers, we shall simply notice a few para necklace and earrings, with Maltese cross; dia
ticular articles, which strike us as most novel and mond armleis and bracelets. White satin shoes, with rich silver rosettes. French kid gloves, above graceful, and hasten to give our delineations of
Court splendour. the elbow. Fan of Imperial crape, studded with
The most distinguishable stile of hat, is a comamethysts and topazes.
plete gipsy, with the lowest possible crown; and No. 2.-PARISIAN FASHIONS, TAKEN FROM A
some of our elegant females wear an entire round GROUP OF CONVERSATION FIGURES AT THE
flat chip, tied across the crown with a culoured FRESCAII, In Paris.
parent-net handkerchief, embroidered in a border
of natural flowers. The small French bonnet, LADIES DRESS.-A white Italian crape robe, and cottage puke, are also in general request. over a white satin slip, ornamented round the The former are composed of coloured figured bottom and drapery with a border of shells, sarsnet; the latter of muslın, or leno, lined with painted to nature. Plain scolloped bosom cut coloured Persian; and each are usually worn with No. XVIII. Vol. II,
the promenade tippet, of the same materials.
BIRTH DAY DRESSES. For a morning, the fugitive coat, of cambric, or inuslin, with a deep collar, pointed in front, and Her MAJESTY -A lilac and silver tissue pete finished with the acorn tassel, is considered simple i ticoat, trimmed with dra peries of point Brussels and elegant. With these last mentioned articles, lace, with point lace of the same description, the gipsy hat, of satin straw, with the magic or flowered round the pocket holes; the front of bee-hive crown, is most appropriate and becom the draperies superbly ornamented with large ing; but no flowers can be consistently admitted liamond rosettes, from which were suspended in the morning costume. The round French diamond bows and tassels. The under drapery robe, the Alyerine vest, and the mantle wrap, il fancifully ornamented with diamonds in diagonal are each amidst the last offerings of taste and stripes. The mantle to correspend with the fashion; and are formed of undrest crape, Angola drape'y. silk, or muslin. Dresses and robes are often seen Her Royal Highness the Princess of WALES in plain coloured muslins, ornamented with Van. - The drapery and body of rich silver and lilac dyke lace; and with them is worn the Anne tissue most magnificently embroidered with emeBullen cap, which is considered the most novel ralds, topaz, and amethyst stones, to form vine and simple article of the kind that has been in- leaves and grapes, entwined with wreaths of troduced for a length of time. The hear-dress diamonds in stars and shells; at the bottom of continues in the antique and Grecian style; and the drapery a very rich silver frirge of quite a the hair is parted on the forehead a-la-Cleopatra, new pattern; the train and petticoat of silver or Madona. The backs of dresses are a little ad. tissue, with a border all round to correspond with vanced in fashionable circles, since our last in. that on the drapery; also a rich silver fringe all formation ; and the bosom is usually made to sit round the train and petticoat, with rich silver close to the form. In full-dress, the sleeve is laurel to loop up the drapery and pocket-holes: shorter than ever ; but in the morning (and fre- the head-dress of diamonds and ostrich feathers. quently in the evening dress) the long sleeve is Her Royal Highness the PRINCESS CHARadopted universally. Walking dresses are now LOTTE of WALES.-A pink and silver slip, with made rather longer than we have witnessed for a beautiful Brussels lace frock to wear over it, some time; so that, in walking, they just offer and a pink and silver girdle. a graceful uccupation for the hand. Trains again Her Royal Highness the PRINCESS ACCUSIA. form a part of the evening costume, except for -A yellow crape petticoat richly embroidered dancing, when they are invariably made short, || with silver; a sash across with a border of honey. and formed in the Arcadian style. Vandyke suckles, and rich pointed embroidered draperies. and shell-scollop trimmings, in lace or work, or Body and train to correspond. nament almost every article of fashionable attire; Her Royal Highness PRINCESS ELIZABETH and pointed drapery, tastefully disposed, has en A superb dress of apricot and silver tissue. The tirely exploded almost every other. The Flernish right side of the dress a magnificent drapery, spensers, with flowing scarfs, are now become composed of an Etruscan net of large silver too general to find a place amidst a fashionable beads, tastefully divided at distances by a thick selection. The spenser is, however, so conve bullion of beads, chains of beads in dead silver nient and generally becoming an article, that we relieved with bright bullinn, elegantly orna. still continue our recommendation of it to those | mented with massy wreaths of laurel in silver semales who wish to adopt the intermediate style. | foil, and bouquets of chesnut blossoms, with the Scarfs are less seen this summer than we ever re kernel bursting from the shell, formed the fort member them; but the Etruscan mantle, and ensemble of this strikingly novel and elegant . the order of the gipsy and Spanish cloak, are still dress, which, for taste and effect, surpassed any conspicuous anuidst the gay and fashionable dress of the kind we have observed. The bottom throng. Flowers, in full dress, are at this time finished with a wreath of laurel in raised foil and the prevailing ornaments, both as decorations for beads. The whole looped up with large silver the head, and trimmings for robes. Wreaths of cords and tassels. Rube of apricot and silver the oak leaf, of the hop blossom, wild roses, tissue, trimmed with broad Vandyke sil ver fringe, honey-suckle, pea-blossom, horse chesnut, rock- il point lace and diamonds. lily, &c. &c. will be found distinguishable orna Her Royal Highness PrinceSS MARY-Wore ments on the Birth-day.
a magnificent dress of brown crape, embroidered The following correct list of Court Dresses, with silver and pink roses over a petticoat of will at once exhibit the standard for full dress; as royal purple; uval draperies, richly spangled all well as the most prevailing colours for the season. over, and terminated with marking borders of We give them en train.
dead and bright foil in vandykes, with roses beau.
tifully interspersed lightly in the embroidery, Duchess of DORSET.-A rich embroidered the whole completed with elegant cords and tas silver crape, ornamented with lilac crape and sels. Robe of brown, purple and silver tissue, silver tassels ; train lilac crape. trimmer with broad vandyke fringe, point lace,
Duchess of LEEDS.-A brown dress, very and diamonds.
richly embroidered with gold. Her Royal Highness the PRINCESS Sophia.
Duchess of MON I ROSE.-A yellow crape pete A pea-green petticoat, over which an elegant || ticoat, with a rich painted Grecian border; train scarf drapery of the same colour, most magnifi- || yellow crape. cently embroidered in silver pines and branches;
Duchess of ATHOL.-A white satin petticoat, on the right side a wing of scale embroidery of with a lace drapery of Reine Marguerite Rowers, uncommon richness, and on the left a richly span- | appliqued on white satin; lace train. gled drapery, most tastefully hung round the Duchess of BuCCI.EUGH.-A very rich dress bottom of the petticoat. The robe of green and of brown and silver, superbly embroidered ; silver tissue, most elegantly trinamed with silver, brown train, elegantly ornamented with silver; and looped on the sleeves with silver chains and head-dress brown and silver, with a profusion of acorns. Head-dress, an elegant plume of green
diamonds. and white feathers, with a profusion of dia Marchioness Dowager of BATH.-A petticoat monds.
of violet crape, embroidered in rich silver Her Royal Highness Princess AMELIA.-draperies, with a silver foil border, pocket-holes Petticoat of white crape richly spangled, and richly trimmed, silver cords and tassels; body and border a mosaic pattern. Draperies of purple
train to correspond. Albany net with silver acorns; pockets formed Countess of CARDIGAN -A most beautiful with rich sprigs of laurel ; train of handsomely rainbow green crape petticoat, with rich silver embroidered purple tissue; on the left, a beautiful foil border; the drapery superbly spangled with formed drapery of shell-work, ornamented with rich embroidered border, ornamented with silver Parisian trimming. The whole in appearance
mellon beads, and silver cords and tassels; the truly elegant and becoming to her Royal High- | boily and train to correspond. ness, and we think it une of the handsomest Countess of MalmsBURY (and the two Ladies dresses at Court.
HARRIS, her daughters) each simple elegant Her Royal Highness the Duchess of YORK.- dresses of pale green crape, decorated with A white sarsnet petticoat, richly embroidered | flowers; head-dress to correspond. with an Etruscan border in silver draperies, a
Countess of UXBRIDGE.-A sky-blue crape silver tissue drawn ap and ornamented with a petticoat, richly grounded with Imperial silver wreath of silver hoops, which had a very novel | rings, a silver Vandyke border, with stripes of and elegant appearance. Train, silver tissue silver lama, representing wreaths of oak and lilac, trimmed round with the wreaths of hop leaves; | tastefully worked on the petticoat; blue crape Brussels lace sleeves, with diamond armlets and body and train. broaches. Head-dress, diamonds and feathers. Countess of Grosvenor.-A write crape pet
Her Royal Highness PRINCESS Sophia of ticoat grounded with silver Jinperial rings, with GLOUCESTER—wore a splendid dress of white and draperies richly bordered with silver embroidered siiver, superbly embroidered, and was much ad. wheat-ears and silver lana; the petticoat emmired for taste and effect, the whole finished broidered in waves, with an elegant foil border, with a massy border at bottom. Her Royal || Vandyke pocket-holes, with silver cords and tasHighness wore a robe of lilac and silver tissue, sels; budy and train to correspond. with rich embroidered sleeves and fronts.
Countess of St. VINCENT. A white crape Princess CASTELCICALA.-An elegant dress of | petticoat, grounded in silver spangles, and richly lavender-coloured crape, fluted in divisions, trim-j embroidered border, pocket-holes trimmed with med with broad black lace, and ornamented with silver, and silver cords and tassels; train to car. wreaths of fancy Aowers, same colour as the respond. dress, and bows of ribband; robe of black lace Countess of GALLOWAY.-A white crape pote trimmed all round with Aowers.
ticoat, with rich silver foil border, the drapery Duchess of NORTHUMBERLAND. -A white richly einbroidered with Trafalgar net border; crape petticoat, richly spangled in silver, and or body, sleeves, and train, richly ornamented with namented with silver grapes; train to corres silver embroidered shell-work. • pond.
Countess of OXFORD.-A white satin pettiThe Duchess of RUTLAND was elegantly () coat, with lace draperies, trimmed with pink, dressed in a beautiful petticoat and train of straw
French beads and wreaths of apple blossom; coloured crape, with rich silver vine-leaves, and train to correspond; head-dres, feathers and ropes of silver arrows.
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Countess ST. MARTIN DE FRONT..A dress Countess of CHATHAM. An elegant dress of of pale blue crape in draperies, ornamented with green and silver, superbly embroidered in rich borders of net work, in beads and bands of the bunches of silver acorns; a very rich embroidered same, with handsom beads and tassels ; robe pale border, with Vandyke silver fringe; green crape blue sarsnet, trimmed with vandykes and beads, | train, beautifully ornamented with silfer, and point lace, &c.
embroidered 10 correspond with the petticoat. Countess of KINGSTON. A white crape pet Countess DALKEITH -Lilac crape petticoat, ticoat, most tastefully embroidered with silver tastefully ornamented with silver and wreaths of wheat-ears; also embroidered drapery, drawn oak; lilac train, eleganuly ornamented with up with a very rich silver cord and tassels; the silver. body and train of white satin, richly embroidered Countess of BEVERLEY A green crape trellis with silver, and trimmed with point lace.
trimming, ornamented with fancy flowers and Countess of MENDIP.-A white crape petti. || drapery to correspond; train of green crape. coat, with a rich Vandyke silver foil border, Countess of BELLEMONT.-A brown crape edged with the real silver Lama; under this || dress, trimmed with fine lace. border was a silver chain, linked with the Prince's Countess of CLONMELL.-A dress of jonquil plume; on the right side a Grecian trapery with crape embossed with silver, and looped up with a double Vandyke bor ler, with sprigs of lilies wreaths and bunches of yellow roses; head-dress, of the valley ; this drapery was looped up with feathers and diamonds. a rich silver cord and tassels ; the left drapery Countess of ORKNEY.-A petticoat of white beautifully embroidered with silver roses, with crape, embossed with sprigs of purple and white the same border, and edged with a Trafalgar foil; body and train of purple sarsnet, trimmed fringe; pocket-holes fancifully trimmed with with silver. wreaths of silver roses; train of silver tissue, trim Countess of Talbot.-A dress of priinrose med to correspond.
sarsnet, with rich drapery of point lace, looped The Countess of MACCLESFIELD.-A straw.
up with , wreaths of roses; head-dress, feathers coloured satin petticoat, with superb dra pery of and diamonds. white crape embroidered with gold peacock's fea. Countess of JERSEY.-A blue crape petticoat, thers, in the heart or eye of each feather was a eleganıly ornamented wi h dra peries of rich gold cluster of brilliant stones of various descriptions ; ) embroidery, in the Turkish style, suspended with the border à la-Grecque, also decorated with gold | rich gold cord and tassels; a blue crape train, feathers and a variety of brilliant stones; the robe trimmed with gold. to correspond ; the sleeves and breast most mag. Countess CHOLMONDELEY.-Body and train nifcently embroidered with gold feathers and
of yellow crape, richly embroidered with silver, coloured stone;. The head-dress straw-coloured sleeves of point lace, looped up with stars of dia. and white feathers, richly ornamented with dia monds; petticoat of white crape, richly em. monds, arranged in the most tasteful manner. broidered with silver; on one side a sash of yellow Countess of MENGDEN –A dress of white
crape, fastened with bunches of jonquil. crape, magnificently embroidered with silver roses; Countess of MEXBOROUGH-A dress of Windat the bottom of the petticoat a very rich Vandyke sor grey, trimmed with flowers; head-dress, fea. embroidered border, at the bottom of each Van thers and diamonds. dyke was a silver tassel; the body and train of Dowager Countess of ORMOND. - A sage-colour rich white silver tissue, einbroidered with silver
crape dress, with full and elegant draperies, trimto correspond with the petticoat; at the pocket- || med with real pearl fringe, and tied up with large hole on the right side was an elegant cord and bunches of mock pearl; head-dress formed of tassel to loop up the drapery.
sage crape, with six handsome ostrich feathers, Countess of PEMBROKE.-A superb dress of and a most splendid display of diamonds. brown and silver; the petticoat richly embroi. Countess of CHESTERFIELD.-A very rich dress dered in antique, and ornamented with silver of blue crape, embroidered in wreaths of rose leaves fringe; brown crape train, elegantly ornamented in the real silver; Oriental lame crescents, urnawith silver; hvad-dress brown and silver, with a mented with large silver cords and tassels; train profusion of diamonds.
of blue crape, trimmed with silver; headCountess of ElY.-A very superb dress; a dress a plume of blue ostrich feathers and diawhite crape petticoat, richly embroidered, the monds. ground in silver shells, with a very rich border Countess of DARTMOUTH.-A white satin intermixed with white satin, the drapery elegantly petticoat, with Mazarine crape draperies, lasteworked in silver, in an entire new style; train of fully embroidered in silver, fastened with silver mouse colour silk, beautifully striped with silver; || cord and tassels; head-dress feathers and dite head-dress, a plume of white ostrich feathers.
Viscountess CASTLEREAGH.-A magnificent Lady CROFTON-A parple gauze petticoat, dress of apple-green crape, richly embroidered in ornamented with lilac flowers and cord; irain to silver, the whole spangled with silver, and trim correspond med with large silver zephyr and Vandyke fringe, Lady HUME.A rich gold embroidered pettithe draperies tied up with rich tassels and cord; coat, on lavender blue sarsenet, train of the same. train to correspond; the body and sleeves fully Lady BANKS.-Au elegant blue and silver triinmed with point; head-dress, a profusion of applique petticoat; train blut sarsenet. diamonds, and nine ostrich feathers.
Lady C. DUNCUMBE -A white and gold pettiViscountess ALLEN -A dress of green spider. coat with draperies of purple crape; train to gauze, ornamented with wreaths of oak-leaves ; | match. head-dress, feathers and diamonds.
Four Ladies Percy White satin petticoats, Lady Young -A dress of white crape, richly
with blue crape draperies, and a rich applique embroidered with gold, gold cords and tassels;
border of blue and silver ; thc draperies tastefully robe of white crape, ornamented with gold; the drawn up with chains of massy sileer; train blue head-dress was of white feathers and diamonds. crape; head-dress, a plume of blue and whi:e Lady C. HARBOLD.-A Brussels dress, lined
feathers. with topaz colour.
Lady E MURRAY. -A pink crape petticoat; Lady ARDEN. A white crape petticoat and
wi ha rich net applique drapery; pink crape train. drapery, very beautifully embroidered with silver,
Lady C. WEST.-A pink crape petticoat, with and interlined with pea-green sarsnet; body and
a rich silver drapery; train white crape. train of pea green sarsnet, ornamen'ed with silver Lady C. WYNN BELASYSE - A blue crape pete and point lace.
ticoat, elegantly ornamented with white fancy Lady Moseley. A splendid dress of white flowers ; train blue crape. and silver, superbly ornamented and embroi Larly BAGOT-A most superb and elegant dered; the form of the dra peries were in the
white dress, richly embroidered with silver in Grecian style, looped up with a rich cord and
wreaths of vak, with a profusion of diamonds and tassels, train to correspond, richly ornamented
feathers. with diamonds; head-dress, beautiful plume of
Lady FLUYDER.A white crape petticoat and ostrich feathers, magnificent diamonds, and point draperies, with oak border in silver; train, lilac lace.
tissue; head-dress, feathers and diamonds Dowager Lady BAGOT. A superb dress of Lady Imhoff.--A silver gauze petticoat, richly lilac, richly embroidered in silver.
trimmed; lilac train; head-dress, feathers and Right Hon. Lady MARY LENNOX. -A petti
diainonds. coat of lavender blue silk, ornamented with superb
Lady METCALFE.--A pearl coloured sarsenet lace draperies; the train to correspond; head
pelricoat, painted with yellow roses, and apple dress diamonrls and feathers.
blossoms, the draperies tied up with liburnum, Right Hon. Lady ELIZABETH SPENCER-A
and finished in a most tasteful manner, with steel most beautiful lavender silk train and petticoat,
beads and tassels; robe, head-dress, and feathers richly ornamented with draperies of superb point
lo correspond, with diamond burdeau and sprig, Jace, looped up with beads and bead tassels; the
and feathers fastened with diainonds. bottom of the petticoat trimmed with point lace Lady RADSTOCK - A pe:ticoat of lace, overa to correspond; head-dress of ostrich feathers and lavender silk; the train of the same colour, beads.
forming a drapery richly ornamented with beads. Lady M. WALPOLE.--A very beautiful dress; Lady BRUCE.--A pitticoat of white crpe, the petticoat elegantly embroidered with silver richly beaded, with a manile or train of lilac sprigs, and tastefully ornamented with rock lily; sarsenet, trimmed with a ve y rich point, suspend. the drapery looped up with flowers; the body ed froni the shoulders, falling in folds from the and train of white sarsnet, ornamented with silver back, and fastened at the side in a festoon, with and point Jace.
beads; heid dress, feathers and diamonds. Lady LAVINGTON.-White dress, very richly Lady CHAMBERS.- A rich dress of white crape, embroidered with silver, in beautiful flowers; embossed with gold, and edged with rich borders, filac train, eleganily embroidered, and ornamented looped up wiih bunches of purple fowers. with silver.
Lady Sopila ŁUMLEY.-A dress of white Lady Eleanor BUTIER-Dress of pale pink crape, embroidered with silver, with bunches of crape, richly trimmed with wreaths and bunches pink frosted flowers, of full blown roses and buds; head-dress, a pro Lady Rowley --A white spid's gauze dress, fusion of diamonds and ostrich feathers.
richly irimmed with silver, in rich Vindyke border. Lady PERTH- white and gold trimming, The Ladies GREVILLE. - White and silver and rich gold tissue train.
dresses, trimmed with pink flowers.