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LATEST PARISIAN FASHIONS

(From ou© ottn Oobrebpondsnt.) ; Strlpeo are m very great favor for the Jautumn, both for gowns and the long mantles that are the latest "word" ol Varla fashtong. All the Etripea rnn perpendicularly or " slightly diagonally. None cud roand the dress. The effect oi this arrangement is to make everyone whc adopts it I<q*c taller than her inohee, Some of (he stripes are very wide : otherc are small and toarcely visible. Self coloured materials are also In favor Bj the adjaot'vd is maant those that have neither pattern nor stripe, but are all oi one shade of colour throughout. The term is a teohn'c* ity. On braided dresses, as will as home> spans and twteds, muoh braiding and embroidery will still be seen. The mode of applying these is reverting to one that was muoh m favor many years ago, viz , that of braiding or embroidering skirts I round the edge. A grey dreßS thua braided m brown is draped over a ailk foundation m the latter color. The braided design is a quarter of a yard In Width, and hat the fcfiaot of making tae soft grey material fill m beautifully graoefnl folds When this style ie »dc pteel a panel is Inconsistent, and there era «lgos that these will not be so largly used as th,ey have been. The dlreotoire dresses, on the other hand, have given a great impetus to embroidered and braided Fronts for both walking oostnnna and evening dresses, and the harvest of embroiderers Is "likely to be a large one for the next twelve months, end probably muoh longer. A 'very favorite way of oompoalng drtsaos is to combine a self colored material with a strip. d one, Tae following Is a good sample of this method ;-aOvor the ailk foundation falls a straight skirt of the stripe, and over this again a ■econd skirt of the plain, open to show the otripes beneath la front, at the sides, and at the back. A large " oabbage " bow of eurrah m the Bam a colour with the tsige is placed where the folds of the overskirt begin to part. The pointed bodice baa the left front made of the stripe, while the right is of the plain, draped across and fastened, upon the striped by means of a small flit tab. The buck is In the self-colored material, The aleavea are striped, with puffings of the plbin at the top and striped cad at the wrists. The high, t oiled collar Is m the plain material, lined with the stripe. Oo th cc details depend muoh of tha character and consistency of the toilet. The long, new mantles are for tha moat part made with a yoke, to whioh the material, If slight enough, Is pleated with very floe and well-fl»ttened plaatlngs. It ia expected that the folds known as " accordion," to oalled from their similarity to thoße of the musical instrument when not distended, and the other named "surplice," will be muoh us&d for these mantles la the spring we shall see many of them m fine|pleated lace, and other thin fabrics, bat they will only look well when worn over well-m&de dresses, and by women of good figures and upright carriage. Meanwhile for autumn wear, smart little ooats and jackets are popular: Some are red with white- feelngs, collar, ouffs, and pockets. Others are blue and white. Perhaps the most beooming are entirely blue, the most largely used material for these being navy serge. The fronts are often turned b<nk with silk or bengaline of the same shade. • ' Pabjs, September 2&. Skinny Men.—" Wells' Health Renewer 1 restores health and vigor, cures dyspepsia, impotence, sexual debility. At chemists and druggists. Kempthorne)! Piosser "and Co., *geats Chiistchwb, $,

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LATEST PARISIAN FASHIONS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1992, 20 November 1888

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LATEST PARISIAN FASHIONS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1992, 20 November 1888

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