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The flow'ry Vale, the shady Grove,
The laughing Crowd, the festive Board,
My own true Love, far far away.
LA BELLE ASSEMBLÉE.
For MARCH, 1809.
EXPLANATION OF THE PRINTS OF FASHION.
No. 1.-A MORNING OR WALKING DRESS.
A round gown of French cambric, or fine jaconet muslin, let in with lace beading round the feet. A Roman stomacher front, ornamented with the same, and laced with cord. High Armenian collar in small half plaits, edged with vandyke lace; antique ruff to correspond. Reversed strap back, buttoned from
the throat to the termination of the waist. A
helmet poke bonnet of light blue, or green velvet, bound with Chinese floss, and ornamented with bands of vandyke lace and beading. Half-boots of fine cloth the colour of the bonnet, calashed with yellow Morocco, and laced with black cord. An occasional kerseymere scarf, or shawl, of crimson, with deep gold-coloured shaded border, and fringe. Gloves pale-grey kid, or York tan. This dress is furnished by the Miss Walthers, No. 75, Margaret street, Cavendish-square.
No. 2.-CARRIAGE COSTUME.
A Polanese coat, and Saragossa mantle, of fine Vigonia cloth; the colour spring green, trimmed round the edges and up the front of the coat, with black velvet bindings, and edg. ings of gold lace. A high puckered collar, confined round the throat with a gold cord and acorn tassels. A belt of black velvet, and rich gold clasp. Military cap formed of the same material, and trimmed also with black velvet and gold. A short white lace veil falling from the edge of the cap just below the chin. Halfboots of green kid or cloth, calashed and bound with black, and laced with gold cord.
No. XLII. Vol. VI.
ON THE MOST APPROVED
TILL the approach of the demi-saison, our fashions, though numerous, tasteful, and splendid, will admit of little variation as to style or substance. The changeful temper of the atmosphere sufficiently sanctions that sensible variety which adapts itself to the several degrees of heat and cold to which our versatile climate is subject, and which renders a habit appropriate at one period of the day that would be unseasonable and inconsistent at another. Let not therefore our fair countrywomen be longer stigmatized as possessing dispositions unsteady and wavering; but rather let us applaud their good sense and genius, which so readily perceives, designs, executes, and adapts. In our Prints of Fashion for the present month is displayed a moruing and earriage costume, comprising in their separate constructions much neatness and unique elegance.
As the most clear elucidation of these
habits is given under our usual head of explanations, it is unnecessary that we here dweil further on their becoming attraction, than to recommend them more forcibly to the notice of our several Correspondents. Amongst the list of out-door habiliments, that given in No. 2, of our Figures, may be placed at the head.--Mantles and coats of green Vigonia, or Merino cloth, of various shades, from the sober hue of the Spanish fly to the more lively pea-green, have succeeded to the purple, which though a colour most pleasing in itself, is now become too general to find a place in a select wardrobe. Scarlet cloaks are no longer seen on genteel