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1 Paris, October 13. Plash (a one of the materials to be patronised tbls season, as a fabric for making tea-gowns and fobea de chamhrt, but also for handsome evening toilettes, reception and dinner dresses, more especially m the different shades of rioh deep blue and the new tints of green for the latter, and m various tone* of red for the former. The train and a portion of the bodloe of the avenlng dresses are to be made of It, the front of the gown being m some other material of a very much lighter oolor, more or less trimmed with embroidery. Buoh trains «re made plain, narrow, very loug, and always lined with silk. For tea gowns, plash robei or I redingotei may be combined with white oloth fronts, collars, cuffs, and faolngs of the same, decorated with large buttons lnepaiieroenterle. Battona both m gimp and metal, or merely covered with plain silk, are the neoessary complement of the dlreooire style of coat, Velvets, however, deoldedly take precedence of plush. A new departure has taken plaoa this saason m tho fashion of hats. Whereas formerly all who aspired to style had to wear high orowned and rather narrow brimmed bead gear, the fashion has now gone to the opposite extreme, low orowns and broad brims being de rigutur. This sudden retreat has been somewhat covered by raising on the crown a bulwark of tulle and flowers as their pliable nature will allow. Bat still there remains an unmlstakeftble air about the whole which reminds you of the loose oareleoß arrangement In vogue at the beginning and middle of the oentury rather than of the severe areot style of the last decade. In London the brims are still broad at the baok where they are looped and fastened to the orown In one or more plaoea* In Pat la this style ii no longer worn, but the brim, wide la front and At the sides, is narrowed to little over an Inch behind. The orown, too, is slanting, having not a greater height than an inch and a half at the bapk and rising gradually till It reaohes fonr or five Inches m front. In the "Tosca" or Dlrootoke style the flowers which aro used In great profasion on all styles—are pot right In front and then long trails of the blossoms fall backwards over the orown, The bonnets are mostly of one of two klnde } either very small without a orown, being Indeed little more than a wreath of flowers or autumn leaves, or they are rather large with brims sUbting sharply upwards and fprming a sort of demi-olrole whioh is filled m with a wreath, and with crowns low and almost smothered In flowers or leaves. This latter style is worn at the baok of the head, while the former is fitted on In front like a diadem, Fashion decrees that you shall olotha . voar band* In bnttonlefjs gloves, whioh m - matuh yoßpdref § . i oolour mu>. '* ••— •oewk' 1 of the) The fine %l Helistropw - •"!«• perfumerle Orlaa and the easenoo v - "Violette of the Cuar ••! are the most j fashionable and exquisite perfumes of the < fry* ]

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LATEST PARISIAN FASHIONS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2014, 15 December 1888

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LATEST PARISIAN FASHIONS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2014, 15 December 1888