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over the hand, which I have sent you, is the most the foundation, which is very small, may be comnovel that has lately appeared.

posed either of velvet or of gauze, embroidered in There is no want of variety in half-dress trim- gold or silver ; it is ornamented with small lormings, though I cannot say there is any great sades, either flat or round, descending in three or novelty, with the exception, however, of the various four rows on each cheek, rounding towards the back new garnitures in pussementerie, and a novel kind of the head in the style of the bands, à la Berthe. of embroidery, employed for silk and cashmere The others are entirely composed of green, blue, robes; it is an intermixture of silk and chenille, in or crimson silk. The coiffure à la Cleopatre is wreaths of flowers, or detached sprigs. The other also new : it has a very small foundation of either garnitures in vogue are flounces, ruches, velvet lace, velvet or fancy silk net, traversed by two lace lapand black lace.

pets of moderate length; the ends are square, and Caps are very much in vogue for social dinner fall on each side; the lappets are relained on the parties; some that have just been introduced are foundation by bandeleites of gold, pearls, or velvet composed of dentelle de soie, a round form trimmed wreathed with pearls or spotted with gold. The with lace plaited à la vielle, parted by two rows of vogue of wreaths of flowers for head-dresses of hair narrow green velvet; the caul is encircled by a is expected to be very great: I have never seen them second plaiting of the same kind, with a knot and so beautiful, nor in such profusion. I may say the long ends at the back, also of green velvet, but same of the plumes in which our artistes have this much broader than that which parts the lace. year surpassed themselves. I have no change in

The enormous width of the skirts of robes is fashionable colours to announce to you. now decidedly diminished ; the skirts of prome

ADRIENNE DE Mnade robes are a little shorter, but those for demi toilette and evening dress have rather increased than diminished in length. Corsages are made lower DESCRIPTION OF THE PLATES. than last month in evening dress; those of silk or velvet are always tight to the shape : the majority are deeply pointed at bottom, and either

PLATE THE FIRST. round or square at top. A few, but very few, are CARRIAGE DRESS.--Robe of Pekin satiné, an partially open in the centre of the breast; the ma- aventurine ground with narrow black stripes ; the jority are irimmed with lace; even those made cosrage a three-quarter height at the back, and open with a lappel have the lower edge of the lappel on the bosom, displays the lace of the chemisette bordered with lace. Berthes are still fashionable, standing up: manche à la Henri III. over a long but they are not so numerous as lace disposed in muslin sleeve made tight, and finished with a deep three or four falls, or in pelerine-fichus. Short | lace ruffle. The cloak is a manteau d'Aumule, of sleeves are shorter, but a garniture of bouillonné, deep blue velvet, lined with white satin, and or lace, adds to their length. In many instances, trimmed with black lace ; it is somewhat shorter where lace is employed for the corsages of dresses, than usual, and made loose, with a pelerine écharpe, there is no trimming at the bottom; but if there is which forms a substitute for sleeves. Pink satin one, it should either be a deep flounce of the ma- capote, a close shape; the exterior of the brim terial of the dress, or else one or two lace Aounces. trimmed with a cluster of folds ; a garniture of I should observe that velvet and satin robes are white lace, with coques of pink ribbon in the centre, never founced with the same material. Several is disposed on one side, parily on the brim and shot silk robes are trimmed with tulle ruches of partly on the crown ; a white plumezéphyrissuing the two colours of the silk, on the corsage and from this trimming, falls low on the other side: a sleeves. The garniture of the skirt is either com- knot and brides of pink satin ribbon complete the posed of plain satin, or of the material of the trimming. dress ; in either case it is fancifully intermingled Public PROMENADE DRESS.-Claret coloured with tulle ruches. Lace arranged down the sides satin robe, corsage en amazone, and sleeve a of a robe, in the tablier form, with a broad lace three-quarter length over one of muslin bouillonée. flounce at the bottom, that is, at the bottom of the Two rows of chenille fringe, very broad, and with tablier only, will be very fashionable, and has an a rich heading, trim the skirt. Mantle of black elegant effect.

satin broché; it is the usual length, drawn in to the This month is particularly rich in evening waist behind, loose before, and closed down the coiffures of every kind. Caps of culle, blonde, centre. Pelerine of moderate depth, very open and thread lace; small, round shapes, with the on the bosom, with a collar and border of velvet, cauls a little raised, trimmed with flowers, inter- long loose sleeves and velvet cuffs; the front is mixed with gauze or narrow velvet ribbon. Small trimmed with velvet, in the form of a broken cone. wreaths of flowers, imitated in peacock's feathers Dark green velvet chapeau, a moderately open shape; with hearts of coloured gems, have just appeared the interior trimmed with coques of shaded rose for dress caps. Velvet demi-turbans and petits ribbon, the edge with a wreath composed of bords, the first either trimmed with a lace scarf, emerald green satin ribbon ; the exterior with the ends descending on each side, or else with gold ribbon of the same shade, and two long and very or silver cords and tassels, and one or two white full emerald green ostrich plumes. ostrich feathers, spotted or shaded in the colour

Half-LENGTH FIGURES. of the velvet. The coiffure Memphis may be No. 3. MORNING DRESS.-Drab-coloured lemade in the most costly or simple materials, vantine robe ; the corsage made quite high, and according to the laste of the wearer. In the first, tight to the shape, is trimmed with two velvet

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bands encircling the back, and descending in the the corsage made quite up to the throat, is trimmed lappel style on each side 10 the bottom of the round the back and down the sides with four bands waist; they are placed at some distance from each of black velvet ribbon ; they descend to the waist, other, and form the shape in a very graceful man- where they are met on each side by the same num. ner; the cente is decorated with brandebourgs. ber of bands going down the sides and round the A similar garniture is arranged in tablier on the back of the skirt, in the tunic style ; long sleeve of front of the skirt. Long right sleeve, ending in a equal width from top to bottom; deep Turned up point falling over the band; it is lined and bor- cuff, and mancheron of the shell form, both trimmed dered with velvet ; close mancheron, forming a with velvet. Lace collar and ruffles. Chapeau of rounded point, trimmed with velvet. Claret- golden brown velvet; an oval brim, descending coloured velvet chapeau ; it is a very dark shade, low at the sides; the interior trimmed with coques a deep round brim, and crown somewhat higher of yellow ribbon ; the exterior with ribbon, and a than usual; a fancy trimming encircles the brim; long and very full willow plume, both to corsatin rouleaus encircle the crown, and têtes de respond with the chupeau. plumes intermingled with coques and ends of satin

HALF-LENGTH FIGURES. ribbon, form a wreath round it.

No. 3. Walking Dress FOR A YOUNG LADY. No. 4. Morning Dress.- Robe of one of the - Lavender levantine frock, a double skirt, the new quadrilled Pekins; the corsage made quite up lower one long, and trimmed above the hem with 10 the throat, and close, descends in a point, and an embroidery in black soutache ; the upper skirt is trimmed in the centre with a cæur of the same is much shorter, open before 10 the waist, and material, bordered with passementerie ; a small made with robings embroidered in soutache; the falling collar is similarly edged. Tight sleeve, corsage quite high, tight at the top and full at the rather more than a three-quarter lengih, over a bollom, is trimmed in the pelisse siyle, with a small muslin one, terminated by a bouillonnée, and finished pelerine, which forms a revers in front, and is emby a lace ruffle; the bottom of the sleeve is edged broidered en suite; a cord and tassels encircle with passemenlerie. Round mancheron, trimmed the waist. Turkish sleeves over full ones of muslin, with a ruche. A single very deep flounce, beaded trimmed, as is also the top of the corsage, with by a bouillonće, decorates the skirt. Lemon-coloured Valenciennes edging. While satin drawn bonnet ; satin chapeau lined with white; the interior and a long and close brim; the exterior trimmed with exterior trimmed with flowers.

a wreath formed of the beards of white feathers. No 5. EVENING Dress.-- Lavender bloom salin No. 4. MORNING Dress.-Robe of white tissu robe ; a low corsage, pointed at bottom, round at de Cachemire ; corsage en canezou, made quite high top, and trimmed with a fall of lace headed by a behind, but opening en V on the boson. "Manche drapery, with a satin chou in the centre. Short à la Louis XIV., over one of muslin bouillonné. tight sleeve and lace ruffle, also ornamented with Clest mancheron. Ceinture of broad plaided ribbon a chou. The skirt is decorated with a fall of lace descending in long ends. Bonnet à la Duchesse pul far back on each side, and choux placed close of Brussels ner; ihe front is arranged somewhat io it at regular distances. The head-dress, arranged in the diadem form; the net, which is edged with in the cap style, is composed of lavender bloom Valenciennes lace, descends in full ends at the velvet, put far back upon the head, and decorated sides; they are retained by clusters of small coques with folds of spotted tulle and white chenille of ribbon. fringe.

No. 5 presents a back view of No. 3.
SECOND PLATE.
Demi-TOILETTE.-Shot silk robe, a low corsage,

TO CORRESPONDENTS. pointed at bottom, round at top, and trimmed with a lapfel open in the centre, and scalloped ACCEPTED, with ihanks-K. E. L.; Marion. round; long tight sleeve ; the skirt is trimmed Declined, will many thanks - Elise; Cornewith two very deep flounces, also scalloped, each lius; “ On the death of a relation;" “On a dead headed by a light chain of passementerie. Cein- sunflower;"

a bouquet of faded ture of ribbon to correspond, twisted round the Howers,” and other poems by the same anthor. waist, and descending in long ends nearly to the Emerald's article displays talent, but is neverbottom of the skirt. Chemisette made up to the theless unsuitable. If she will savour the Editress throat, and composed of alternate bands of cambric with an address, she will be happy to return the set in full, and embroidered entre deur. Green paper, and give more particular reasons for its satin capote, a drawn shape; the brim moderately rejection. open, has the interior trimmed with half blown IF SELINA CAROLINE E. B. will give the dahlias; the exterior with a full blown Aower and Editress her address, she will be happy to commufoliage laid upon a lace lappet.

nicate privately with her. Public PROMENADE DRESS.-Blue satin robe; Several papers are under consideration,

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over the hand, which I have sent you, is the most the foundation, which is very small, may be comnovel that has lately appeared.

posed either of velvet or of gauze, embroidered in There is no want of variety in half-dress trim gold or silver ; it is ornamented with small tormings, though I cannot say there is any great sades, either flat or round, descending in three or povelty, with the exception, however, of the various four rows on each cheek, rounding towards the back new garnitures in pussementerie, and a novel kind of the head in the style of the bands, à la Berthe. of embroidery, employed for silk and cashmere The others are entirely composed of green, blue, robes ; it is an intermixture of silk and chenille, in or crimson silk. The coiffure à la Cleopatre is wreaths of flowers, or detached sprigs. The other also new : it has a very small foundation of either garnitures in vogue are flounces, ruches, velvet lace, velvet or fancy silk nei, traversed by two lace lapand black lace.

pets of moderate lengih; the ends are square, and Caps are very much in vogue for social dinner fall on each side; the lappets are retained on the parties ; some that have just been introduced are foundation by bandeleites of gold, pearls, or velvet composed of dentelle de soie, a round form trimmed wreathed with pearls or spotted with gold. The with lace plaited à la vielle, parted by two rows of vogue of wreaths of Powers for head-dresses of bair narrow green velvet; the caul is encircled by a is expected to be very great : I have never seen them second plaiting of the same kind, with a knot and so beautiful, nor in such profusion. I may say the long ends at the back, also of green velvet, but same of the plumes in which our artistes hare this much broader than that which parts the lace. year surpassed themselves. I have no change in

The enormous width of the skirts of robes is fashionable colours to announce 10 you. now decidedly diminished ; the skirts of prome

ADRIENNE DE M-pade robes are a little shorter, but those for demi toilette and evening dress have rather increased than diminished in length. Corsages are made lower DESCRIPTION OF THE PLATES. than last month in evening dress; those of silk or velvet are always tight to the shape : the majority are deeply pointed at bottom, and either

PLATE THE FIRST. round or square at top. A few, but very few, are CARRIAGE Dress.-Robe of Pekin satiné, an partially open in the centre of the breast; the ma- aventurine ground with narrow black stripes ; the jority are trimmed with lace; even those made cosrage a three-quarter height at the back, and open with a lappel have the lower edge of the lappel on the bosom, displays the lace of the chemisette bordered with lace. Berthes are still fashionable, standing up: manche à la Henri III. over a long but they are not so numerous as lace disposed in muslin sleeve made tight, and finished with a deep three or four falls, or in pelerine-fichus. Short lace ruffle. The cloak is a manteau d'Aumale, of sleeves are shorter, but a garniture of bouillonné, deep blue velvet, lined with white satin, and or lace, adds to their length. In many instances, trimmed with black lace ; it is somewhat shorter where lace is employed for the corsages of dresses, than usual, and made loose, with a pelerine écharpe, there is no trimming at the bottom; but if there is which forms a substitute for sleeves. Pink satin one, it should either be a deep flounce of the ma- capote, a close shape; the exterior of the brim terial of the dress, or else one or two lace flounces. trimmed with a cluster folds; a garniture of I should observe that velvet and satin robes are white lace, with coques of pink ribbon in the centre, never founced with the same material. Several is disposed on one side, partly on the brim and shot silk robes are trimmed with tulle ruches of partly on the crown ; a white plumezéphyrissuing the two colours of the silk, on the corsage and from this trimming, falls low on the other side: a sleeves. The garniture of the skirt is either com-knot and brides of pink satin ribbon complete the posed of plain satin, or of the material of the trimming. dress; in either case it is fancifully intermingled Public PROMENADE Dress.-Claret coloured with tulle ruches. Lace arranged down the sides satin robe, corsage en amazone, and sleeve a of a robe, in the tablier form, with a broad lace three-quarter length over one of muslin bouillonée. flounce at the bottom, that is, at the bottom of the Two rows of chenille fringe, very broad, and with tablier only, will be very fashionable, and has an a rich heading, trim the skirt. Mantle of black elegant effect.

satin broché; it is the usual length, drawn in to the This month is particularly rich in evening waist behind, loose before, and closed down the coiffures of every kind. Caps of tulle, blonde, centre. Pelerine of moderate depih, very open and thread lace; small, round shapes, with the on the bosom, with a collar and border of velvet, cauls a little raised, trimmed with flowers, inter- long loose sleeves and velvet cuffs; the front is mixed with gauze or narrow velvet ribbon. Small trimmed with velvet, in the form of a broken cone. wreaths of flowers, imitated in peacock's feathers Dark green velvet chapeau, a moderately open shape; with hearts of coloured gems, have just appeared the interior trimmed with coques of shaded rose for dress caps. Velvet deni-turbans and petits ribbon, the edge with a wreath composed of bords, the first either trimmed with a lace scarf, emerald green satin ribbon; the exterior with the ends descending on each side, or else with gold ribbon of the same shade, and two long and very or silver cords and tassels, and one or two white full emerald green ostrich plumes. ostrich feathers, spotted or shaded in the colour

HALF-LENGTH FIGURES. of the velvet. The coiffure Memphis may be

No. 3. Morning Dress.-Drab.coloured lemade in the most costly or simple materials, vantine be; the corsage nade quite high, and according to the taste of the wearer." In the first, tight to the shape, is trimmed with two velvet

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bands encircling the back, and descending in the the corsage made quite up to the throat, is trimmed lappel style on each side 10 the bottom of the round the back and down the sides with four bands waist; they are placed at some distance from each of black velvet ribbon ; they descend to the waist, other, and form the shape in a very graceful man. where they are met on each side by the same num. ner; the centie is decorated with brandebourgs. ber of bands going down the sides and round the A similar garniture is arranged en tablier on the back of the skirt, in the runic style ; long sleeve of front of the skirt. Long right sleeve, ending in a equal widih from top 10 bollom; deep Turned up point falling over the hand; it is lined and bor. cuff

, and mancheron of the shell form, both trimmed dered with velvet ; close mancheron, forming a with velvet. Lace collar and ruffles. Chapeau of rounded point, trimmed with velvet. Claret- golden brown velret; an oval brim, descending coloured velvet chapeau ; it is a very dark shade, low at the sides; the interior trimmed with coques a deep round brim, and crown somewhat higher of yellow ribbon ; !he exterior with ribbon, and a than usual; a fancy trimming encircles the brim; long and very full willow plume, both to corsitin rouleaus encircle the crown, and têtes de respond with ihe chupeau. plumes intermingled with coques and ends of satin

Half-LENGTH FIGURES. ribbon, form a wreath round it.

No. 3. Walking Dress FOR A YOUNG LADY. No. 4. MORNING Dress.- Robe of one of the - Lavender levantine frock, a double skirt, the new quadrilled Pekins; the corsage made quite up lower one long, and trimmed above the liom with 10 the throat, and close, descends in a point, and an embroidery in black soutache ; the upper skirt is trimmed in the centre with a cour of the same is much shorter, open before 10 the waist, and material, bordered with pussementerie ; a small made with robings embroidered in soutache ; the falling collar is similarly edged. Tight sleeve, corsage quite high, tight at the top and full at the rather more than a three-quarter lengih, over a boliom, is trimmed in the pelisse siyle, with a small muslin one, terminated by a bouillonnée, and finished pelerine, which forms a revers in front, and is emby a lace ruffle ; the bottom of the sleeve is edged broidered en suite; a cord and tassels encircle will passementerie. Round mancheron, trimmed the waist. Turkish sleeves over full ones of muslin, with a ruche. A single very deep flource, beaded trimmed, as is also the top of the corsage, with by a bouillonie, decorates the skirt. Lemon-coloured Valenciennes edging. White satin drawn bonnet ; satin chapeau lined with white; the interior and a long and close brim; the exterior trimmed with exterior trimmed with flowers.

a wreath formed of the beards of white feathers. No 5. Evening Deess.-Lavender bloom satin No. 4. Morning Dress.-Robe of white lissu robe ; a low corsage, pointed at bottom, round at de Cachemire ; corsage en canezou, made quite high top, and trimmed with a fall of lace headed by a behind, but opening en V on the bosom. "Manche drapery, with a satin chou in the centre. Short à la Louis XIV., over one of muslin bouillonné. tight sleeve and lace ruffle, also ornamented with Clest mancheron. Ceinture of broad plaided ribbon a chou. The skirt is decorated with a fall of lace descending in long ends. Bonnet à la Duchesse pul far back on each side, and choux placed close of Brussels ner; ibe front is arranged somewhat io it at regular disiances. The head-dress, arranged in the diadem form; the net, which is edged with in the cap style, is composed of lavender bloom Valenciennes lace, descends in full ends at the velvet, put far back upon the head, and decorated sides ; they are relained by clusters of small coques with folds of spotted tulle and while chenille of ribbon. fringe.

No. 5 presents a back view of No. 3.
SECOND PLATE.
Demi-TOILETTE.-Shot silk robe, a low corsage,

TO CORRESPONDENTS. pointed at bollom, round at top, and trimmed with a lapfel open in the centre, and scalloped ACCEPTED, with thanks-K. E, L.; Marion. round; long right sleeve ; the skirt is trimmed Declived, with many ihanks - Elise; Cornewith two very deep flounces, also scalloped, each lius; “ On the death of a relation ; " "On a dead headed by a light chain of passementerie. Cein- sunflower;"

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a bouquet of faded ture of ribbon to correspond, twisted round the flowers," and other poems by the same author. waist, and descending in long ends nearly to the Emerald's article displays talent, but is neverbottom of the skirt. Chemisette made up to the theless unsuitable. If she will favour the Editress throat, and composed of alternate bands of cambric with an address, she will be happy 10 return the set in full, and embroidered entre deux. Green paper, and give more particular reasons for its satin capote, a drawn shape; the brim moderately rejection. open, has the interior trimmed with half blown If Selina Caroline E. B. will give the dahlias; the exterior with a full blown flower and Editress her address, she will be happy to commufoliage laid upon a lace lappet.

nicate privately with ber. Public PROMENADE Dress.—Blue satin robe; Several papers are under consideration.

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