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but as the essence of fashion is change, it is probable that we shall soon sce it enlarged to a degree that is neither one nor the other.

Head-dresses of hair are in a decided majority; they continue to be orna. mented in the same simple style that we announced last month. Caps are also in favour; those of tulle, decorated with wreaths of flowers, so delicate both in form and texture that they seem the work of fairies, are very extensively seen. Fashionable colours have not changed materially, but we observe the lighter shades of green are more in request than last month.



IT is to the chateaux of our nobility and the German spas that we must now look for the modes de Paris, and never were they to be seen in greater profusion, nor in a style of more elegant simplicity. A variety of new materials have made their appearance since the weather has become so intensely warm. We may cite among them several of the new summer silks for robes, as taffeta, foulards, &c., &c, particularly those plaided and shaded, and also some printed organdies, and some barèges of a slighter texture than any that has yet appeared.

Gipsy hats of fancy straw are most in vogue for the country, or for the early morning walk at the watering places; those of very fine plain white straw are also coming much into favour. The form of the chapeau remains the same, but the style of decoration is now one of extreme simplicity; exotics and other scarce and brilliant flowers have given place to those of our own fields and hedges; and where, in reality, can prettier be found? It would be difficult to say which are preferred where so many are employed, but those that we think are most extensively seen are the dog-roses, wild violets, daisies, and buttercups.

For public promenade or visits, rice-straw, crape, and tulle chapeaux continue their vogue. Our plates leave us nothing to say as to their forms or trimmings, as we have given in them all that is in any way novel this month. Lace and China crape scarfs are in a majority. Taffeta mantelets of light hues are also fashionable, but they are not so extensively seen; they are trimmed either with lace or éffilé; the latter has lost nothing of its vogue.

The breakfast dress of our élegantés in the country, or at the baths, is

now one of great simplicity; a white jaconet muslin robe, with a high corsage, finished round the top with a fall of muslin, festooned in deep dents; the skirt without trimming; the robe de chambre worn over it is composed of barège or of coloured jaconet muslin, that is of one colour only, simply bordered with a row of Valenciennes lace, or else a trimming of large hollow plaits of the material of the dress. The cap may be of cambric, a smal] close shape trimmed with narrow Valenciennes; or else a muslin caul, em】 broidered in feather-stitch, with a deep head-piece also embroidered, and terminated by floating brides of the same material.

A number of robes in half-dress are made in the open redingote form which partaking both of the peignoir and the robe, is admirably calculated for the present warm weather. These redingotes are composed of different materials; some are of muslin, either plain or embroidered; others of silks of various kinds, particularly taffetas and foulards. Some are confined at the waist by a very broad plain taffeta ribbon, the ends floating as low as the knees; the back is very full, and the fronts closed by four, six, or eight buttons; the others are trimmed with éffilés, or pearl buttons, or else with agate buttons, and rich embroidery on the skirt and the long sleeves.

Close robes, though not so extensively seen, are nevertheless still very fashionable; and warm as the weather is, those of muslin only divide the vogue with those of taffetas and foulards. It is true that the light colours and patterns of the two latter give them almost as airy an appearance as those o muslin. We may cite among the muslin robes, those with the corsages made tight; open in front, and half high on the shoulders. Some are trimmed with a triple fall of lace, so arranged that each row is somewhat narrower than the other, and being laid on flat, the trimming has the effect of a lappel The sleeves are demi-long, some nearly of the same width from bottom to top; others quite tight at the top, and exceedingly wide at the bottom; both are trimmed with lace; a single deep flounce, set on with very little fulness, is edged with lace. The majority of silk robes have the corsages made quite low and tight to the shape, with tight sleeves reaching to the elbow, but not passing below it. These robes are rendered very dressy by a lace canezon, o one of embroidered organdy or tarlatane, rising higher behind than the corsage of the dress, and opening en revers in front. Some of these canezons are made in the pelerine style, but the greater number with mancherons which has a still more dressy effect. Flounces continue their vogue, but we have no alterations to notice either in their number or their arrangement since last month.

Chapeaux of crape, tulle, and lace, are much in request for half-dress; th brims are short, round, and becomingly open; the trimmings are either o

marabouts or flowers, always of the lightest kind. The only alteration that we have to announce in fashionable colours is, that white seems this month more in request than last.



No. 1.

Azure blue striped foulard robe, a high corsage, opening en V on the bosom, and trimmed with a revers covered with a novel kind of passementerie. Very short sleeves, finished at the bottom with two folds; long muslin seeve, demi-long to the elbow, and from thence arranged in four rows of bouillonné; the skirt is trimmed with two bias flounces, the upper one terminated by blue ribbon arranged à la vielle. Black lacc chapeau, a very open shape,the interior decorated in a very light style, with pink floating brides and small flowers; the exterior with a full-blown rose, a tuft of foliage and a lace drapery. Embroidered chemisette made quite high. A black lace scarf is generally adopted with this dress.

No. 2.

Slate-coloured poult de soie robe, the corsage quite high and tight to the shape; long tight sleeve. White crape capote, a dome crown and round brim, upon which the material is fluted ;[the fulness is confined by green ribbon round the edge, and at the bottom of the crown; long floating brides complete the garniture. Scarf mantelet of Pomona green gros de naples, it is somewhat smaller than the usual size; it is trimmed with volants of the same, that on the upper part forming a revers on the corsage of the robe.


No. 3.

Muslin robe peignoir lined with pink gros de naples; the corsage made quite up to the throat with a small falling collar, which is edged with lace, is

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embroidered in feather stitch to the waist. Long tight sleeves with close mancheron, and cuffs trimmed with lace. An embroidered montant descends from the waist, and is trimmed down the centre with nouds of pink ribbon the sides and back of the border are embroidered; the hair is disposed in bands; a white tulle calotte is placed at the back of the head; a tuft of roses without foliage at each ear completes the coiffure.


No. 4.

Organdy robe, spotted in a light pattern; a low corsage descending en V over a lace guimpe; it is made with a pointed lappel cleft on each shoulder. Short tight sleeve, finished with two double biais set on full; the skirt is trimmed high with two very deep flounces; the hair is dressed in a profusion of ringlets at the sides and a full knot at the back of the head.


No. 5.

Shaded silk robe; the corsage, high at the back and moderately open on the bosom, is trimmed with a pelerine lappel of two falls, festooned round the edges and forming a cœur ; the sleeve is rather more than a three-quarter length, and partially open at the bottom. Cambric under sleeve and habit shirt. The skirt is trimmed with two festooned flounces; white crape capote, a close shape trimmed with white ribbon, and a half wreath of flowers.

No. 6.

Plaided gros de naples robe; a high corsage and three-quarter length sleeve over a cambric one. Muslin scarf lined with pink gros de naples, and trimmed with lace so disposed as to form a revers on the bust, and robings in front. Blue poult de soie chapeau trimmed with blue ribbon, and crowned with a full white plume formed of the down of marabouts.


No. 7.

Tarlatane robe; the corsage high behind, but opening in a long V on the bosom, is made close to the shape, but trimmed in "the lappel style with bouillonné. Short sleeve moderately open, and arched at the bottom, and trimmed to correspond with the corsage. A single but very deep row of bouillonné en circles the skirt. Ceinture of rose ribbon tied in front in long floating ends; the hair is disposed in soft bands at the sides, and the hind hair disposed in platted braids is arranged in the style of a coronet round the summit of the head.


No. 8.

Peach-coloured taffeta robe, a high corsage partially open on the bosom, and trimmed with a revers cut in round dents. Long sleeve nearly tight, slashed in the Spanish style down the front of the arm, displaying the cambric under sleeve, finished by two falls of lace. The skirt is decorated by two embroidered flounces, the upper one headed by a ruche. Rose-coloured poult de soie chapeau; the brim, round and moderately open, has the interior trimmed with white flowers and rose-coloured brides; the exterior is decorated with an oiseau corresponding with the hue of the chapeau.

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