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Latest Parisian Fashions


Paris, September 2. The beait monde of the gay capital has now started for the seaside, and many pretty seaside costumes have been made for the fair travellers. A pretty one is made of flowered-plaid woollen material combined with a biege or mastic coloured plain goods, the tones of the plaid harmonising with the beige. The front of the skirt is a long straight apron reaching plainly to the floor. The back is Princess and of the plain beige fabric. The front of the bodice is of the flowered plaid, gathered full and drawn to a long point under a pointed belt, braided with green, pink, gold, and blue stripes. The upper part of the sleeves are of plain -material, made full and gathered at the point of the elbow, the deep cuff being of the flowered plaid, and the" collar braided ' m colours to match the pointed belt. At' the present moment there are two distinctive features m costumes— bodices and millinery. The skirt of the dress and j the mantle which accompanies it are of minor consideration if the bodice be well trimmed and a pretty hat is worn. Black bonnets and hats are being much worn, as they have the practical advantage "of harmonising with every costume. They are nmde of all materials, lace, straw, jet chip, or black tulle, with ornaments of jets applique on to black metal m form of bandeaux, crescents, butterflies, and various devices. Currants are favourite fruit trimming for the season, and are new artfully reproduced from nature both ' m the red and the white varieties. Another hat ia quoted as recalling the head gear worn by the famous gendarmes m Genevicre de Brabantj a bewitching hat of black openwork chip, with a wide brim slightly pointed over the face^ tied up at the back with white ribbons; Six white Ostrich tips and narrow white ribbon velvet cover the crown. Bodice* are trimmed m so many devices it is difficult to designate a favorite model. They are tilled on to the lining m front and drawn across the bodice, fastening invisibly under the arm j they aro mad 6 with yokes and the fulness gathered into the belt, or they an» elaborately trimmed.

with passementerie or braid and cmbrot dory, or well icailiered jabots of chiffon >v Uio m.ifcorinl if it ha light. The tailors have juloptcil tho seamless bodice as their own, the material is left slightly full over fciie Inist and drawn to a long point m fr<mfc iind fasleiiod invisibly under tho arm. The skirtr, are-still worn plain, but , show a decided tendency to greater ampli- | tudo, and .ire gmdnally being trimmed, many of the tliin summnr drussos being '■much elaborated with ruffles find flounces.

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Latest Parisian Fashions, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2538, 8 October 1890

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Latest Parisian Fashions Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2538, 8 October 1890

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