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Princess Effects in Dress.—These ars being modified by trimming, much more decoration being introduced at the back. Satin embroidery often forms a yoke trimming, cut in deep points, with depending tassels. The panels of the skirt are embroidered. Transparent yokes and sleeves are worn now. and will, it is said, be worn in the future. Side trimming on princess dresses ana cloaks are essential.

Scarves. —There is so much art in wearing it that no wonder the unskilled are chary in adopting it. Many a dull gown is brightened by a scarf of bright colours; pale green is a favourite tint, and many are edged ■with fringed gold. A blue scarf on a wnite and silver gown is singularly pretty. With the fashionable narrow dresses, these give a very desirable flow and grace, but they want wearing, and this should be studied before the glass, and tliough the pose should apparently be one of carelese grace, a well-hidden pin should keep them in the right place. The sheer handkerchief linen blouse has a provoking way of going into holes just below the collar band long before the rest of the garment begins to show signs of wear. Of course, even the most pa ins'taking darning will destroy the daintiness of such a blouse when the mending must be in such a conspicuous place. One clever lvoman has hit upon the notion of setting into such shirtwaists the fine linen handkerchiefs which come with small border embroideries just above the narrow hem. The handkerchief, with the hem carefully cut away, may best set into the blouse with the points coming at back and front and on the shoulder seams. A sufficient 3pace is cut away for the insertion of the collar band, and a neat hem or facing finishes fhe opening at back or front.


Gown of old rose cloth sko'.ving the new corsage fitted smoothly over the bust The frock worn by the child U of pale blue serge with embroidery collar.

In Paris the new dresses have nearly all a quasi-pinaiore corsage without a hint of fulness, except where it drcopa a little over the belt. The material has a perfectly .square effect, being drawn in a smooth, unwiinkled fashion over the bust, and rather increasing the appearance of width ev-en where a slight fi<mr e is concerned. The line is broken above the waist by the few narrow folds of"the ceinture, and from these the jupe i≤ moulded u>" the form, the backpieoe being supplied by a plain panel seamed on to ii.

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FASHION NOTES., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 83, 7 April 1909

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FASHION NOTES. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 83, 7 April 1909