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♦ (Fboh oub own Oobbbbpokdkwt.) There h*ve been aome oarloai evolatlooi to feminine dren during the list fit tMn years One of the most universally adopted Innovations U that of colored •lockings. In oldea times, the leader of ftshlon differed ftom her oook m this portion of her attire only, bo far ■■ the delicate fioeneii of her Bslbrlggan or Lisle thread hose wu oonoerned. Everybody wore white atooktoga. It was not considered cleanly to wear blaok allk ones •ren, and that point was oonoeded with difficulty to ladles m mourning. Now the white atooklng has been definitely .relegated to the lower daises, and every ,I*dy ef fashion orders hose to wear with 4Mb toilette that ebe poiuuu. It is no tnneommon prooesi to have stockings dyed <to saetoh prsotaely, either the dresa *tth whleh they are to be worn or Its trimmings. As Bolvena' and as widely adopted has fceen the change In the style of glores. Some years ago four-button gloves m gUttf kid were held to be extremely stylish. Bat for nearly tin years past the long gtof aln undremd kid has been oauaUj adopted. This fjiihlon was Introduced Jby Mmc Sarah Earnhardt, who was the first who ordered gloves of 30 button lengtt In nniressed kid, to oonoesl the thinnest of her arms. Also to that lady one owei |h« lotrodootion of Empire dreises, and sashes, and the revival of thi lod>7 *°* de * f to * ne beKrtl °' OUI crsn<i <QOthara ' Bbeh.** ••* *ke '•■hlon for Theodoru hairpins t"*4 toios bats, snd has m fact wielded an >•«•»«• own the world of dross beyond t&md** bf any other woman In the w^rld sloee the d*ya of tbo Empress Bag<o'«« Who «ets In fs« the fasfcic.n I Is a qneiUott often asked and Impo^ilblo to answer. A mere nothing ossy giva rogoa to an article or a style ( and at others * reining lofloeneeln the world of dress may J>e vnable to set a fashion. Thvs, daring the palmy days of ths)BiC»fin, the raanafactnrers of Lyons onoe presented a petition to the Empress Eog< tie, ejantnn her to bring Into wear onoe more ftba «feb brocades that were the moot ■ostlyand splendid productions of their looms* She did her beat. She bad a nombet of dresses of these anperb silks manufactured expressly for her, and she wore toilets composed of them on various grand occasions. Bat fashion wss for onoe rebellious to her queen and refused to adopt the new silks. The Empreis gave up the effort, and .several of the dreas patterns that were' .ordered by her were never made up. Let as conclude by saying that jastnov ilaabion seems to be indulging m oue of her •transitory apaams of common senae. Dresses are made of appropriate materials, for eaoh of tbe occasions on wbloh they <*ro to be worn, and are no longer overloaded with trlmmiugs. One can walk •omfortablj In fashionable shoes, and •draw one's breath easily lv a fashionable corsage. It Is pouible to sit down graoeiillj In the latest ityie of walking oostame. Sonnets and hats may bs worn Isrge and small as salts tbe taste or the features of 4he purchases. The hair Is dressed simply and In a tray to show off tbe shspe of tiic bead and the gloss and hue of the treaaes« Long cloaks ptoteot toilettes on all out door expeditions, and dainty little wraps show ofE tbe beauties of elegant dresses to f arrlagM °* •* noeptions.

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LATEST PARISIAN FASHIONS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2075, 28 February 1889

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LATEST PARISIAN FASHIONS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2075, 28 February 1889