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LATEST PARISIAN FASHIONS.

(from oub own correspondent.} In mantles a now shape la In ahajn olotb, with a brocaded design m black, the long fronts are made of folds of the same colored velvet, and the pilgrim aleevei have yelvet ouffi ; the bordering if of blank far. In black mntelasse, with design outlined with gold, block velvet: baofc, and sable, this style woold make op well ; or In oxide grey armure, with velvet of ths same shade, and bine fox borderiog. For spring wear, the Gariila, m rich silk, with large floral daiign m velvet, appilqued on to the material, and bordering of tblok silk or chenille fringe, wo«ld be stylish looking ; m form it has long square endi m front and short basques behind, the sleeves belog long and wide, ■ '-, Tight bodies are not. as a rale becoming to the elderly, neither are tight short jackets, nor m'uoh abbreviated mantles. Perhaps the more saltablo style of drew is that out on Princeaaa lines, modified to suit the individual. Suoh a formofroba adapts itaelf as well to the thin and angular as to the atont and folly, developed; Trne Dlreotolre lines are too severe, ■■■) There Is an example of a handsomo afternoon gown— the materials 1 , fine dark sage green oloth and velvet, tbe oloth over dresa Is opened from throat to feet over velvet of a somewhat Pghter tone than the oloth ; the fronts to the waist are ornamented with velvet leaven appliqneij on to the olotb, the caffs of the sleevei (which are not tight, but oomfqrtably shaped to the arm) are trimmed td\correspond, and the side breadths bordered at the bottom In the tame style. l --$ These breadths, instead of falling plain over the hips are caught up m graceful folds whloh fall Into the very fall biok breadths, which are long enough to give the ; appearance of : n slightly trailed flklct, There are. no large bnttont to render the dress conspicuous j the front is fulled a little to take off any undue plalness, or expression of the figure; and the neck and sleeves are finished off with rofflas of old laoipof whioh the cap is also made, this head-dress being "set high on the hair, the laoe gathered m the centre, and falling over a knot of dark green velvet, secured with gold. pins. Another styllab costume is - of blsok brooade, cut en Princesse, with lines of jet paasementerleon eaoheldeof the plain satin pleated front j these lines narrow m at the waist. The back is set In full folds, the jet passementerie being continued down to the back Beams, forming a heading beneath wbioh tbe folds are arranged. Over this for out-of-door wear, a olpak — the new circular shape-— of black brocaded velvet on a gold grooni, showing, however, very slightly, beneath tbe thick allooverlng design of the brooade, the neok-pjece . Q* pjaln .velvet, wide and round, the: , follneia .of Jhe'. material gathered beneath it • th,e straight front* are edged- wfth.raa.falp, -Rhjelt ;f«»} iauliet "^d the opllar^ gly^og the ,e%t ; ,Qf. a boa. The bonnet Is of black velvet and laoe, with a somewhat wide brim, Ihfe' laoe fqllfed inalde, and cleverly gathered on the cronn with golden puft balls nestling amidst It, the strings of laoo fastened by a tiny gold arrow, The latest coifture created by a leading modiste is the toque Sohapulea or Polish Lancet's oap. This it modified, to a certain extent, the hat being made of blaok velvet, and tbe bard £ qua re top being covered •lao with velvet, and embroidered with a narrow garland of gold flowers. Tha front la ornamented with a tuft of small blaok ostrich feathers, a thick white osp(ey rising from their midst and placed slightly on tho left side. The toque is very smart, Amotloana would call it '* extremely fetohlng," while the French term It ••tr^so^ae." Paris, ftfnroh 15 1889,

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LATEST PARISIAN FASHIONS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2134, 14 May 1889

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