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FASHION NOTES

By " Jenny Wben."

Pink stockings are again 'very fashionable. Bed heels to ladies' boots are coining in again. A. becoming bonnet is of speckled straw, trimmed with olive velvet, ostrich feathers, and Ottoman silk. A very pretty bonnet is made of cream lace, trimmed with cream satin, cream feathers, and vegonia leaves of different shades. A bride's dress is of ivory-coloured^ faille. ' The train is simply trimmed with pleatings of satin ; tulle veil and wreath of orange blossoms. A visiting dre3s for morning is of black Spanish lace, worn over a flounced princess robe of black silk 5 bonnet of* black lace, trimmed with white roses. The latest novelty at the seaside on the Continent is a toilette composed entirely of .cocks feathers. Where- will the extravagaaces of fashion lead us to ? Frouville has already acquired an unpleasant notoriety for the way in which the gambling there is conducted, and the same complaint has reached us from other seaside resorts. • A very pretty walking dress. i 3of electric-blue satin, trimmed Avith ruches of corded silk and bows of Ottoman ribbon ; gray stray hat, trimmed with electric r,ibbcn and silver buckle. A very pretty dress for a young lady is of green hunter's satin, trimmed with light green velvet of a lighter shade than the satin ; straw hat, trimmed with green velvet and ostrich, feathers. A pretty bridesmaid's dress is of crushed strawberry surah, trimmed with pleatings of the same, and rows of coffee-coloured lace; straw hat, trimmed with velvet and feathers to match the dress. , A pretty and stylish dinner dress is of cream Indian muslin arranged in fiat •pleats. It is trimmed with lace and insertion, and has black ribbon velvet run in and out under the pleats. This dress must be worn over a plain princess robe of coloured silk or sateen.

A very pretty bonnet, composed. pf^PS^jfl^H has just one cluster of bright flowers int'ro'dtice^^H and charming little bonnets of white' spahglf|iSj net or tulle hare a wreath of small roses or bussi|| and fern to cover the brim, underneath which are^f! fastened strings of the sanie niate'rial as the^l! bonnet. x «$s A very becoming dress is of olive -green, sati'ns||i de soleil. The skirt is trimmed with narrow;:!! pleatings and a band of broehe, edged by- passe-^: menterie bows of ribbon velvet ; surah bonnet ovtf the same colour as the dress, trimmed witbA ruches- of Oriental lace and rosettes of narrowfi ribbon. XJ At a recent wedding the bride's dress was pf|j cream-white satin, over a petticoat of creanifl figured nun's veiling, with a small bonnet bF| creme net spotted with pearls, and soft cream.'Jf aigrette and feathers. She also wore a diamond crescent bvooch, and carried a very large-i'i bouquet composed of the choicest white flowers,/? I gifts of the bridegroom. The bridesmaids'"^ dresses were simple, yet remarkably becoming,^ I consisting of string-coloured mousseliiie de ]aino^ ,| over petticoats' of crimson Ottoman silk ; hats eja^4 suite, and. each wore crescent - shaped 'pearl- ? brooches, and. carried large bouquets of crimsons.; J carnations, the bridegroom's gifts. .^|

A walking dress fov a girl of ten 'years is of peacock -coloured brocaded s^ilk;' the tunic is bound with corded silk ; gilded .straw bonnet, trimmed with black ribbon velvet and yellow { marguerites. G-arden-paifcy dresses are principally made of crushed-strawberry -coloured surah, trimmed with cream lace and velvet of a darker shade than the silk ; straw hat, trimmed with cream lace, velvet, and marguerites. A very pretty visiting dress is of copper-brown surah; the tunic and bodice of brocade of the same colour, trimmed with rich cord ; gilded 'straw bonnet, trimmed with copper-coloured ribbon and gold lace. A pretty dress for a little girl from eight to, ten years of age is of oak-coloured silk and red brocaded satin ; red velvet collar and jjockets; oak-coloured straw hat, trimmed with, red ribbon and bunch of leaves. , Walking dress : The dress is of grey cashmere,' box-pleated skirt, crossed by festooned torsade's of amethyst silk; vest ornamented by silver buttons and guipure lace ; grey sfraw hat, trimmed with amethyst silk and boquet of heliotrope. A nice walking dress is of checked spun silk 3 in dead-leaf green' and pink ; mantle with box pleated basques, trimmed with myrtle satin and chenille, drop? and tassels ; myrtle green . straw jb^t, to'Jn™^ t^U dead-leaf green silk and pink feather, ■. ; \ . A pi'etty walking dress is of beige-coloured double nun's veiling, trimmed with chocolatecoloured velvet) headed by two tucks ; bonnet- of chocolate-coloured -corded silk, trimmed with pleated cream lace, and bunch of small coloured creanv roses. A, pretty walking dress is of light bronze cashmere^ trimmed with velvet of a lighter shade and headed with two tucks ; the polonaise is draped under loop bows of ribbon velvet ;' bronze-straw bonnet, trimmed with unmounted pink roses and - corded ribbon. A pretty walking dress for a girl of twelve to fourteen years of age is made of dove -coloured •cashmere, trimmed with black Ottoman silk, with >lace and passementerie ornaments i Olivia bonnet '•of electric blue surah, trimmed with Oriental lace and, corded ribbon. v - : . *

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FASHION NOTES, Observer, Volume 7, Issue 170, 15 December 1883

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FASHION NOTES Observer, Volume 7, Issue 170, 15 December 1883

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