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Latest Parisian Fashions.

Judging from sample dresses shown at various large houses, Spanish lace is again coming into fashion. A gown of this material was composed in this way : The skirt was of " piece " Spanish lace, with straight bands at the sides of a wide galon of gold and turquoise. Nothing could be simpler than this skirt. It fell in straight folda, and just in front was a little pleated near the waist at either side. The bodice was original. The back was covered entirely with a rich net of gold and turquoise, which formed a handsome belt in front. The Spanish lace on the bodice was arranged in horizontal folds across the bust, giving the full importance and roundness to the figure. The straight gauntlet part of the sleeve showed the same magnificent turquoise and gold material, which also formed a yoke pice on the high bodice. Lace is still to the fore in trimming all summer dresses, and applications of white, as well as the reverse upon white, are the latest novelties. Foulard is trimmed with heavy guipure, Venetion lace, and open embroideries. These different trimmings are used on the dresses of young ladies and young girls, while for children's dresses lace is absolutely indispensable ; bub there is a tendency to give much place to ribbons and bows in the ornamentation of dresses of very young girls. It is, indeed, an appropriate trimming ; bretilles and shoulder bands of ribbons, two or three ribbons tied as a belt, butterfly bows on the shoulder, bow knots and bands around the arms or coming from the under-arm across the bust, are all coquettish and young, and are suitable trimmings for summer garments for girls of various ages, particularly upon dresses of batiste, lace, and linen. Muslin dresses are fresh and altogether charming, made of clear white muslin or nainsook, with stripes of valenciees lace insertion and rich embroidery, pure white has superseded cream. Capotes and bonnets still show a great deal of the hair, and the hairdresser is in more demand than he has been for years. The style of the coiffeur is simple, bub essentially neat for ordinary wear. Little ornaments are worn in the coils of the hair, and small and not too high combs. _ Some pretty neat dresses have been designed for the coming warm days. Among them a gown of shot silk, in peach and gold color, brings back the days of our grand-mothers. It was made without any trimmings and fastened at the back, the bodice piece being a portion of the skirt, drawn loosely over the lining, forming folds at the neck and quite low, while the sleeves were of the gijrofc style, coming down over the wrists, where they fastened with buttons and formed high puffings on the shoulder, A pretty foulard, delightful io wear in hot days, is printed all over with white flowers, and is made fastened at the waist, fastened at the back, and trimmed with guipure over cream. The sleeve is the veritable "leg o' mutton" of fifty years ago when, as a matter of course, the bodice and dress were slipped on together. Paris, May 14, 1890.

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Latest Parisian Fashions., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2461, 8 July 1890

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Latest Parisian Fashions. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2461, 8 July 1890