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THE T'OI L E T.
(Specially from Paris.) EVENING TOILETS.
no loops, but four ends of unequal length:
Saxony gloves. Black gros grain boots. First FIGURE.-Round skirt of blue silk,
I predict for the benefit of those of your trimmed at the bottom with two gathered fair clients, who desire to look in advance flounces, having a ruche at the head, and into the glass of fashion, that costumes of cloth the edge in rounded points, which are bor- will take an important place in the modes for dered by a small ruche. Between the flounces autumn; and we not unfrequently see them there is also a ruche. All these ruches are of substituted already at the sea-side for lighter blue silk and fastened down along the iniddle. woollen fabrics when excursions or yachting is Corsage plain, with tight sleeves, trimmed near in question. The favourite form of costume is the top with a blue ruche fastened down the a jupon, finished round the bottom with a bias or middle. Jacket of the same, with large paniers Bounce with along redingote cut absolutely square behind, something in the coquille or shell shape, before; the corsage high, and fafstened by bows and trimmed like the tunic. Close-fitting cor- of gros grain or velvet, or if half open in front, sage without sleeves. Blue silk waistband. with a flap in the middle, on which is a knot of Lace cuffs. Pearl-grey kid gloves. Ivory fan the same colour as those on the corsage. The covered with pink-tinted silk.
sleeves are demi tight with revers of gros grain. Second FIGURE. — Pink costume, with a If the redingote is of black silk the revers must round skirt. Louis XV. corsage, close-fitting be of a different colour, iris, or blue, or véseuve and without sleeves ; a pink bow on the shoul- but of a very bright tint; but if the redingote ders. Over this corsage comes another of very, is of cloth, the revers should be black, as a fine black-spotted white tulle, higb, close-fitting, fantaisie, some few double the redingote and trimmed with black lace disposed in rows with silk, and relieve the corners of the flaps slightly drawn, and descending from the shoul- behind and before, which recalls very much the ders towards the waist. The plain sleeve is ter- habit of the gardes francaise, but for all that it minated at the wrist by a black lace trimming, is very elegant and very young, though the and also a frill of the same material as the body, eccentricity of such a fashion is neither with a black lace head. Pale pink kid gloves. convenient nor becoming to all women. That
Third FIGURE.-Sea-green costume, with which is a symptom of the best taste and is a close-fitting corsage, having half-tight sleeves, highly elegant, is an absolutely assorted toilet
, profusely trimmed with black gimp. A deep in which case there should be but two colours, black silk fringe goes round the top of the back, neither more nor less. A toilet altogether uniform falls over the sleeve, descends in front nearly to as much resembles a woman as a stick of sealingthe waist, and then slants to meet the middle of wax; a dress of a variety of colours is reprethe band. This costume forms a puff behind diated by good taste. The toilet which is always with a panier. Flat collar, fastened by a small comme il faut is composed of two colours, black bow of pink velvet. Cuffs to match.
and white , it is very difficult to create it of other Fourth Figure.-Dress of very thin India shades. However, some persons have the tact muslin. Round skirt trimmed with five quilled to make mauve and straw colour, maroon and flounces, haviug very small heads. Louis XV. blue, grey and green, and green and blue appear corsage, cut low and square in front; it is togetherin perfect harmonie ; véseuve and black trimmed on the edge inside with a ruche, which are all the vogue at this moment.
We have descends to the waistband. Round waistband rather too much autumn with us already, but of white silk with flat loops in the front. Habit- fortunately, though mixed fabrics are skirt of very fine nansook, having a collar em- they are often white, white alpaca for instance broidered in satin stitch. Under-sleeves to is ornamented with bands of black velvet. match. Black lace cravat tied in a knot, having
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