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LADIES' COLUMN. THE FASHIONS. Amongst the materials prepared for the inter- mediate season, says Myrats Journal, is drap Two, somewhat resembling bourrKtte, and mide in all the prevailing tints of Havana and copperMS. Oachemire de l'Inde continues in favour, possibly from the fact that few other materials equal its soft supple texture, or are as well adapted for combining with the new fabrics which appear daily. One is certain to be well dressed in a costume of this charming fabric even for evening toilette a pale sky blue Indian cashmere is extremely dressy. A charming toilette is made of the new shade known as opal, with its iris lights and shades and changing hues; the trimming should be of braid embroidered with opal beads, and opal fringes. For morning toilettes, the favourite colours in drap Turc are willow and other yreens, indigo blue, Parma violef, &c. Tunics of crepe de Ohine also retain their prestige among our 6!6gantes, who enjoy the monopol of this costly tissue, which is unequalii-d for soft tints and gracefully falling drsperies. The greatest novelty in the modes of the present time consists in the use of violets in every form either employed alone or along with other flowers they are extremely becoming. Spring chapeaux, as a rule, are very small, and of capote form, many of them trimmed with gauze, forming a kind of turban. Gilded chip will be much worn at the beginning of the season. Those ladies who do not approve of such brilliant head-gear will prefer the black and gold chip as less showy. Chip bonnets are also powdered with silver. A new model of silver chip of the prevailing small shape is encircled with a scarf of very fine JJjema net, in the fine soft shades used in Indian cashmere—green, blue, red, and yellow small wings matching the colours of the scarf are placed a. the side of the bonnet. The strings consists of bands of very narrow satin ribbon, green, red, and blu <, fastened lightly one over the other. Although the new titles of he fashionable Colours and shades of the day are extremely curious, not eo sav comical, we must admit that with the new violet, the only admirable contrasts are the shades of green, which are either lighter or darker than the crapaud mort & amour, which is the most fashionable, green. Children's toilettes are of the most charming as well as becoming style, and such as to set off tiny figures to the best advantage. A new model is of dark blue cloth; the long-waisted vetement forms Scottish basques, between each of which appears a very fine pleating. Each part ot the basque is bordered with braid to match the material, and ornamented with three silver tassels; a collar and sleeves of antique guipure complete the costume. A more dressy toilette in the same style is of white Indian cashmere; the crenelated basques are filled in by pleatings of white faille. Large hats with brims lined with velvet and trimmed with long feathers are most stylish for spring costume; the new models are of very fine chip, matching the colours of the toilettes with which they are worn. Some are of brown chip to match a cos- tume of that shade in English alpaca, the brim bor- dered with 9 Ine gilded cord and lined with brown velvet, and round the crown a long brown feather tingect with a reddish shade. Materials with large patterns like those of Scotch plaid are very largely employed for children's and girls' toilettes, a style of dress which necessitates the Louis XIII. collar. The Pierrot collar as well as large pleated collars trimmed with lace are also in great favour. UNDEB CLOTHING. The newest mode of making high petticoat bodices is to open heart-shaped in front, with long sleeves. They should oe cut on the dressmaker's bodice pattern. Fine longclotb, nainsook, and jaconet are the materials used. Low bodices, much trimmed with lace, and made in lawn and cambric, with a succession of per- pendicular plaits and folds, do no alter in form. For nightgowns, the washing silk is finding much favour. It is made up with silk tucks and lace ruch- ings and frillings. Very thin nightgowns are now fashionably worn, and, while longcloth is useful wear, lawn carries off the palm of fashion. They are made more or less elaborately with lace and insertion, small i clusters of tucks, and rich Scotch embroidery. They have upstanding frills round the neck, the sleeves very loose, some of the newest patterns having the rounded open sleeve hitherto only worn in India. Stockings should be of plain colours, with clocks. The newest clocks are a cluster of three lines on either side of the leg. Open work and embroidered stock- ings are much worn, and for the coming season Bal- briggan hosiery with silk embroidery work vie with silk, which are now much sold in the ecru shade we have learnt to associate with the Balbriggan stockings. Some of the new makes have the front portion of the foot dark, the reet of slighter shade aud vice versa. In children's underclothing there is very little that is new. Sometimes the combination form of garment is adapted by them, and their little petticoats are gored but they should be always made with bodice* attached, drawers and flannel petticoats buttoning on to the corded stays.- Queen.


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