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■ » • (TBOM OTJB OWN CORBtijPONDENT ) As respects ordinary fashions m feminine costume during the preeert ■easoD, one notable point is tbat the redlngote hss beoome vulgarised, and is moreover to be found ready made ond hardly dearer tban an ordinary manilr, from which it dff >rs principally m the form of the sleeves, which are ccat^hupad, rather wide and easy. Tre great difference between the redingotes prepared for the- winter aod those that were worn before is that they are completely closed In front ; the latter ehow'og a ceitain expanse of under-ekirt, *re still maintained, lt is true,, but as part of a costume, not as a separate outer-garment. Fewer blsok cloth redingotes are seen, the style Is reserved more especially for plain, colored, and fanoy cloth. Yoong girls are wearing them m striped llmersloe oloth, crossed m front, and fastened with large metal buttons, a plain iffioe collar of deep bued velvet round the throat, and deep oblong pocket flaps on tbo hips, also secured by buttons. Redinyotes must be fashioned closely to the shape of the figure, and a good deal of extra width of •fclrt la plaited m at each of tbe baok ■earns. In aome oases aotual prettlness is saerifioed to novelty Io the rsgn for ecentrlclty, and » triple shoulder caoe is added, or a second bell-shaped fitted sleeve Is sewn into the arm-hole above the .normal coat, sleeve, .which is turned b»ck with a narrow cuff at tbe wrist. The aleeve Is tbe principal line of demarcation between the mantle and the redingote* The former may be close fitting, •nd one side may be crossed : diagonally Over tbe other ; but if lt has wide pagoda or dolman sleeves It Is a grande vlalte, though not an atom of the gown underneath la displaced. Combinations of two materials— such as velvet ■ and faille, phnb, aud peau-de-aole— make ; ud veVy handsome grande visltes, without tha addition of for or jas.ementerle. Blaok velvet mantles are once more fashionable. i As to hats, the favorite hat is very large < and very flat, the trimming, which is of | the aame color, consists of a garniture of - feathers covering the brim, aod, carried ' round tbe neck, and fastened loos ly on '

one side. This hat is generally of a light color. Next ojmes the fashionable veil. It consist* of an Immense piece of net, plain or spotted, with a deep border. The Tell IS; fastened on the bat and tben drawn m nnder the chin all round the neck with elastic Thirdly, there Is ths patchwork man'le, the body of one material and oolor, the sleeves of another. Boss are mooh worn by ladles m foil dress, and are ehlefly of feathers and ohenllte.

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LATEST PAKISTAN FASHIONS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2034, 11 January 1889

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LATEST PAKISTAN FASHIONS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2034, 11 January 1889