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FASHIONS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY.
EXPLANATION OF THE PRINTS OF FASHION.
No. 1-OPERA, OR GALA DRESS. A robe of Imperial blue sarsnet, shot with white, with a demi train, ornamented with fine French lace down each side the front and round the bottom; the trimming surmounted by a white satin ribband; the robe left open a small space down the front, and fastened with clasps of sapphire and pearl over a white satin slip petticoat: short fancy sleeve to correspond with the ornaments of the robe. Parisian cap made open, formed of rows of fine lace and strings of pearl, the hair dressed d-la-Hen. riette of France, appearing between, and much sep rated on the forehead. Pearl necklace, and hoop earrings of the same. Scarf shawl in twisted drapery of fine white lace. White kid gloves and fan of ivory, ornamented with gold. Shippers the same colour as the robe,
with white rosettes.-This beautiful dress is the invention of Miss WALTERS, Wigmorestreet, Cavendish-square.
No. 2-EVENING DRESS.
A pale willow green, shot with white; or plain white gossamer satin slip, with a demi train fringed with silver; short close sleeves the same as the slip, terminated with rows of scallops. Short Grecian robe of white crape, embroidered and fringed with silver; the waist of satin, ornamented with pearls, beads, or a delicate trimming of silver; girdles à la repentie, formed of silver cordon and rich silver tassels. Anne of Denmark hat, of white satiu, with a long white ostrich feather drooping over the front, and surmounted by a small bunch of rose-buds or wild honey-suckles; pearl baudeau discovered on the right side of the head. Maltese earrings of pearl and sapphires, with pearl necklace and cross to co respond. White satin slippers, fringed with silver. No. XXXIII. Vol. V.-N. S.
White kid gloves. The shawl or long mantle generally thrown over this dress should be of Maria Louisa blue, with very deep fringe.-This elegant dress is the invention of Mrs. THOMAS, corner of Chancery-lane, Fleet-street.
FASHION AND DRESS.
Votaries and observers of fashion, but not her slaves, we follow her through her versatile paths, catch her varied attractions, and present ber changes to our readers as they pass before us in gay succession.
Now the pelisse reposes safely in the cedar press, and the velvet and fur are embued with
spicy odours, the preservatives of Turkey leather, camphire, and cedar shavings, which defend their warm and rich texture from the destructive moth, till winter shall again reassume her frozen empire.
To these comfortable shields to the female form, have succeeded the spenser, the mantilla, and the scarf shawl; the former of these articles is most in favour for walking, with a bonnet of the same: these bonnets are now beut over the forehead, and the flower is transferred from beneath to the front, or round the crown of the bonnet; but the most favourite ornament is a, long white ostrich feather.
The most prevailing colour for spensers is pink shot with blue, and trimmed round the waist with a white gossamer kind of fring. Mantillas made of coloured silk, trimmed with black lace, are much in requisition; the most elegant of these articles forms a short cloak, sitting close to the shape, by the con