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velvet with a small medallion.
The mode is very difficult to describe at this season, which is specially one of transition; for one day we have warm sunshine which brings out short costumes gay and light, and the next we have cold wind and rain, which suggest waterproofs and winter dresses. Before, then, determining positively what will be the autumn modes, it is as well to occupy ourselves a little with those small light vestments that come in aid of the changes of temperature. The pelirine à capuchon is continued, but is much more ornamented than when first introduced. The Bounce, or rounded dents, are always bound with satin or galon, but now the dents are deeper; or, to speak more properly, the rounded tongues are très profonde. The rotondes are of the same genre as the capuchins, and are lined with silk, and flounced à la vieille, and finished with a small lined collar, without capuchin, indented with very small tongues. The most elegant of these pèlerines are made of white velvet-cloth, lined with white silk and bound with white satin. As a fantasy some have them lined with coloured silk and bound with satin of the same tint. The pèlerine changes its appearance, and becomes very négligée if made in colour. It is very pretty in black, trimmed with satin bouton d'or. It is in better taste if the strings are of gold. In FOURTH FIGURE.-Round skirt of sultana general we should avoid gold in day-costumes; foulard, trimmed with a flounce headed with a but here its introduction is altogether excepdouble chicory. The corsage is plain and low, tional, and is patronized by women of the and the sleeves are short. Tunic of lilac highest fashion. Embroidery in chenille, espealgérienne with a black stripe. Corsage close-cially on black, is very much in favour for fitting, high, and opening heart-shape in front vestes. We have seen it on velvet, faille, and down to the waist. Camargo sleeves, barely cachemere. The deepest colours are those which reaching below the elbow. Black silk waist- are most worn, and myrtle green is above all très band, fastened behind by a large bow. Che-distingué. We have only to observe that the misette cut very low, and trimmed with em- Empress prefers it, to ensure it complete success. broidered muslin. Very light grey kid-gloves, It is also remarked that this august lady has quarter long, without buttons. Bracelet on the not ceased to wear the large waistband of gros▪ left arm composed of three gold torsades con- grain, and that with her Majesty's green toilets nected by round balls. Round the neck a black she wears the waistband lighter than the robe.
FIRST FIGURE.-Violet Foulard skirt, round and rather full, trimmed with three rows of Russian plaiting as flounces; the last deeper than the other two. Large panier, very much crumpled and standing out well, trimmed with Russian plaiting to match. This panier is a continuation of the body, which is high, tightfitting, opening heart-shape in front, and is decorated round the neck with a narrow Russian plaiting. Sleeves tight with a deep cuff marked by a Russian plaiting. Embroidered muslin chemisette, opening heart-shape like the corsage. Cuffs to match. Maize-coloured kid gloves without buttons.
SECOND FIGURE.-Gray tarlatan skirt, very full, and tending to a train; corsage close-fitting, trimmed round the shoulders and neck with a narrow flat band festooned in blue silk. Blue silk waistband with a large flat bow arranged in the form of a double cockade; it has very wide but short ends, trimmed with a blue silk crossstrip. Sleeve plain. Standing collar, embroidered. Cuffs to match.
THIRD FIGURE.-Skirt of aqua-marina green Chambery gauze, with a very prominent panier behind. Corsage low and square in front, and high behind. Embroidered standing collar, with an embroidered muslin bow in front, and a chemisette to match. Frilled cuffs of embroidered muslin. Light-grey kid gloves, without buttons.
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