la any assemblage of French women, from a ball m the Faubourg St Germain to a bal de Topers, the nnmb.r of admirable figures ia striking ; tho face may be positively common, bnt the figure (s nearly aare to be Buperb. The wasp waist so much affected Borons the channel Ib apparently confined to fashion pMes designed for exportation. Tbe unwisdom of tight lacing ie evldeutly not more perfectly appreciated than Its unalghtllneßs, though tbe relations of hygiene to beauty are thoroughly understood. With this excellence of figure generally goes a corresponding excellence 'of carrlig* ; Id th<s raepeot the skill with which the Louis Qaiiize heel Is circumvented Is beyond praise. And with regard to the tact aud taste displayed In the garb whlob decorates this figure and carriage tbe world Is, I suppose, »s well agreed new as In the time when ihe empress set the fiehicns for It m • more luexorabie way than th? w >men of the present Republic can pretend to. France is still, if not the only ooantry In the world where dress Is an art, at least the only one where the drensmaker and milliner are artists. — 11 Sonbner's M»giz"ne."
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