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Latest Parisian Fashions.

(from our own correspondent,) Some very pretty new fashions in cloaks and mantles have been produced. A travelling cloak is of grasshooper-green cloth in a long redingote fastened across a plastron of black velvet. Below the waist i^i ■■:■■.:..i. •■'.,:.!:,. hf.h:*:ii.-.-.-i.-^ \-« ■: J ■■■■ , ■ ;,. ■ ■■. -.:;■ i ..■■ . , the neck and cut off at the shoulders. This cape is known as the Halgian Abbot's Collar. The wide sleeves were finished with velvet wristbands. Very large designs are to be fashionable on silk and wool fabrics, and everything is to hang as plain as possible. Some early spring skirts have a velvet band at the edge, and another at a little distance above. The bands are from three to four inches wide, and correspond with the general coloring. There are now on an average seven single widths in a skirt, four at the back, two at the sides, and one in front. No steels are-added, and only a small pad; some women do not have even 'this. The " gigot" sleeves are quite in the height of fashion still with fur jackets and gowns. They are in two styles; one is cut on the cross, very large and gathered at the top, graduating till below" the elbow; it is so tight that it is buttoned up the inside of the arm ; the other is a plain sleeve with a wide one over it from shoulder to elbow. The over piece, which resembles a long puff, is frequently of another material to the gown or if not, the lower part of the sleeves is different from the rest. Not many new jerseys have appeared yet, but all have high raised sleeves. A red silk one with cuffs, high collar, and small yoke of black velvet is., pretty for quiet home wear, and there are black jackets with red vests, braided with black, which are comfortable and stylish. Half-fitting black brocade jackets, with lace waistcoats and trimmings are worn by elderly ladies over the same or other skirts. Tinsel is the most fashionable style for the present, silver tinsel, not gold, wrought on handsome satin foundations for court trains or the straight front of skirts. The effect of a silver brocade on pale green pink, heliotrope or blue is most charming. That satin is to be worn there is, no* doubt, and most of the newest designs are on satin grounds. Plain satin is also to be much used, and the shades are especially lovely. Passementerie is decreed to be en rbgle again, and many new designs are shown. Colored passementeries and all kinds of bead trimmings, in glittering colors and choice designs, will be placed upon- the corsages as vests and jackets,, and a shower of beads will be placed on the side panels of the. skirts or arranged across the front of the otherwise simple skirt. For the demi-saison there are a number of new fans, all of which are embroidered elaborately. Paris, March 25, 1890. _ _ _"~" _ I

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Latest Parisian Fashions., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2435, 21 May 1890

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Latest Parisian Fashions. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2435, 21 May 1890