(Specially from Paris.)

INTERMEDIATE' SEASON TOILETS. merely a plaiting of blond under a small round

or lozenge of tulle, on which a flower is ad. First FIGURE.-Dress of gros-grain silk justed before, and a koot of ribbon or velvet Our model is a slaty-grey, ornamented on the floats above or under the chignon, which, ugly front breadth (which is cut en tablier, and as it was voted when it first appeared, still holds edged at the sides with rounded scollops) with its ground, though creped and curled hair is embroidery, colour on colour, Sleeves, close- worn again at the back, and the waterfall or flow fitting, are cut with rounded points at the side of curls is in high favour. Basquine of black silk, close-fitting, and But, talking of bonnets, the milliners comtrimmed all round with a deep flounce of Chan- plain that the fanchon form admits of no origi. tilly lace. Sleeves tight. Bonnet composed of nality in the style of ornament: it has also be several rows of black lace, long lace barbes come too common: all the world wears it, and tying behind. Pomegranate flowers.

therefore chaperon-dentelle is to be preferred to SECOND FIGURE.-(Costume for Confirma- it. In lingerie there is likewise nothing new; tion, or first Communion.) – Ďress of thin, always the fichu Marie Antoinette, with long white inuslin, trimmed with three Marie Antoi ends - always the little Amazon collar, that have nette flounces. Body gathered à la Vierge, and so long been in favour with thegrandes elegantes. surmounted by a Marie Antoinette fichu. Foulards and Cashmere continue to be the Sleeves tight, with a flounce at top and a cuff fabrics for robes interieur. Satin rouleaux and at the wrist. On the hair a white tulle net, bor- pipings are much used to trim dresses: they dered with a ruche of tulle. Muslin veil. vary from half an inch to an inch-and-a-half in

Third FIGURE.--Dress of mauve pou de width. Walking dresses are often made availsoie, scalloped, and trimmed at the sides with able for dress purposes by the addition of a double bias strips of satin. Waistband with train, which is plaited on to a band at the waist long ends, rolled with satin. Sleeves trimmed and buttons down the side-seams. Another with satin bias-pieces to similate the trimming mode of economizing a dress is to have a deep on the front of the skirt. White crape bonnet flounce, which may either match the short petin the Trianon shape, somewhat convex at ticoat, or be of some bright contrasted colour.

The fanchon, whether of straw, tulle, or lace, This is buttoned on like the false flounce of a continues to be the favourite shape of bonnets, crinoline, which are worn exceedingly small. The coif I am glad to say that those very beautiful fure is no particular form-mere pretexts for fabrics Irish poplins are much in favonr. ribbons and flowers: thus we sometimes see.



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