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(From our own Correspondent.)

The low-crowned bonnets and hats are a striking fea'ura m the new fashions. No longer will tbe headgear add inches to the stature, no more fanciful towering erections on the head.

For this theatre and concert frequenters will send up a little paean of thanksgiv ng. There is, however, m some of the new hats a tendency to gain m breadth what they lose m height. There are Beveral on what may be termed the mushroom model, which point unpleasantly m tbis direotion, one m white felt with low, ostrich, feathered crown and wide brim slightly depreseed In front, is of this type, The new toques are pleasing ; the Vioette of oloth to matoh the dress braided round the brim, the folds of oloth surmounted with ostrich tips, is a sensible shape, as also the Rolando hat, m felt with squarish upturned brim. Tbe Komeo, with downturned brim, pointed m front with bows of ribbon resting on the h«ir, partakes mora of the nature of a bonnet than a hat. This has long ostrioh fe itbers that droop behind, quite over the hair.

The new bonnets are very neat, fitting closely to the sides of the head and slightly raised above the forehead.

Green alone or m eomoination with pink and faint tones of yellow, is th- 0 favorite color m the world of fashion— not the dull dead shad c, but grass, moss tender leaf and young shoot greens, Blues and pinks are also i« the heydey of popularity. These too are m vivid shades ; even sky-blue, of an intensity only equalled by an Italian sky, is being worn, and a somewhat crude blue of a darker shadelack ng lv softness, and to many most unbecoming. In pinks, on the contrary, there are some charming new shades, whioh are neither shrimp, nor salmon, nor rose, and yet combine a little of eaoh. The introduction of green for gowns has brought a demand for emeralds. Jewellers find a sale for green stones iv any desi^— ring, bracelet, pin, or earrings. Some tones of green will suit any woman. From the brightest arsenio to the tender sage, through tha old range of shades, brunette, demi- blonde, and blonde oan find a color to suit her style, "Winter gloves are of the most com' fortable description. Fur-lined kid for ordinary use, and Astratohan backs with kid for the palms are the favorite novelties. Some men wear only plain woollen gloves, but old and ohilly mortals, often have kid gloves with outer woollen ones to draw on over them,

Some of the new gloves are made with double finger tips, on the same principle a» -stockings are made double at the toeß and heels where the greatest wear is. The boots of the tailor's fashion plate are agonisingly pointed, but tha majority of men wear no suoh "clipper built ' articles.

There is a happy medium between very square toes and sharply pointed ones, and it the boots are ohqsen of sufficient length to give the great toe fair play a moderate p_ol_t is not found inconvenient. Men's shoes are muoh more sensible m. eh ape and make than womeq'a and children^. Ihe flimsily got up things with hollow wooden, heela that are not only offered for sale but are bought m large quantities by women, would not be accepted for an instant by a male puroh i6er \n England, high heels, have long been discarded by well-dressed women except for evening wear. Paris, January 15, 1889.

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LATEST PARISIAN FASHIONS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2088, 15 March 1889

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LATEST PARISIAN FASHIONS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2088, 15 March 1889

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