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LONDON AND PARIS FASHIONS FOR DECEMBER. Cloaks.—The forms are of an infinite variety, and preseut in general a width which is considered necessary to render them becoming and graceful the way in which the folds are arranged and attached, being the principal thing which evinces the taste and ingenuity of the modiste. These cloaks are made in velvet, and trimmed with very beautiful fancy ornaments, or in Cashmere, decorated with Grecian designs, brodes all round in twisted silk, or figures composed ot points de chaioette appliques then there is the rnanteau loway, the cut and form of vvhich is so re- markable for its simple and graceful appearance, being richly ornamented with furs, and beautiful fancy trimmings. Ball Dresses.— The following are those of the latest fashion :A robe of Indian muslin, with a broad hem, through which is passed a transparent, a pink ribbon; over this is worn a pink tunic of Italian silk, open the whole way up each side, edged with a narrow fancy gimp, and attached together with uoeuds a longsbouta (long streamers) of pink silk ribbon; plain corsage a p lint, opening up the entire front, and attached, similar to the sVirr, wiih noeuds of pink silk short open sleeves, also decorated with noeuds; secondly, a dress of Tartatane a deux jupes the under one bordered with an em- broidery as deep as to reach to the top of the knee, where it is met by the upper skirt, similarly embroidered; plain low body and berths of embroidered muslin. Bonnets are mostly velvet, lined with satin of a different colour, and of the Pamela form some are ornamented with flowers, whilst others are more simply trimmed with torsades of fancy gimps, and a great number with elegant feathers; but the most decidedly fashionable are those hats made in the velours epingle, so pretty, fresh-looking, and elegant. Some ladies prefer them to velvet, until the winter is more advanced. They are principally decorated with feathers, and also ribbons put on and arranged with great taste—they may be trimmed with black velvet- Dresses.— There is no question but that the sleeves a la musquetaire will be brought into fashion, recalling those famous gauntlets that used to be worn by ancient chevaliers they consist of a kind of manchette composed of velvet, made tight round the wrist, and wide over the sleeve, which it nearly conceals; the bodies of these dresses are of dark blue satin, myrtle, green, or maroon, with facings of black velvet put on so as to form a kind of breast piece or plastron upon the chest, rounding upon the hips, en basque, to the width of eighteen inches at least. Dress lIats.- The favourite style are those of the demi Pamela form, pink and white; the brim small and open, and quite adapted for a theatre toilette; whilst others are made in crepe-light and young looking-Jeclrated solely with a large feather, shaded and composed of uiarabout. Several have lately appeared in black and white lace; the form petit, and perfectly round, supporting beneath the brim all kinds of ornaments, such as ribbons, flowers, buillonnees, lappets, &c., the other part being decorated with a leather, an esprit, a drooping marabout, or three small tips of leathers etagees. Visiting Manteaux.—A new style has just been intro- duced, made in velvet, and trimmed with broad lace at- tached at equal distances, with agraffes of satin or composed of satin rattachee, with fastenings of velvet others are decorated with fancy velvet trimmings, or guipure fringes, d'effites a la reine, &c. these trimmings, composed of satin rattachee, with fastenings of velvet others are decorated with fancy velvet trimmings, or guipure fringes, d'effites a la reine, &c. these trimmings, however, will soon give place to rich furs, as the cold increases. Capuchons.-For sorties des spectacle, these very con- venient hoods are now becoming in great request, being so extremely convenient; they combine the advantage of not interfering with the head-dress, and forming a sort of cap, having a garniture of lace, which is most elegant and be- coming to the countenance. Velvets will this seasou be more adopted for trimmings, both for morning and evening dress, than for entire dresses corsages a basquines, indeed, are principally made of velvet, but otherwise it will seive only to cflhament in the shape ot bands, embroideries, lozenges, and a hundred di fferent forms. Paletots will be very much in vogue this winter; they are extremely elegant, made in cachmere of a chocolate colour, fastened the whole way up the front without being drawn in at the waist a small pelerine, or cape, surrounds the top of the shoulders, but does not reach lower than the waist, being rounded over the arms, and finishing upon each side just in front of the sleeves, edged with a narrow passementerie, which also surrounds the lower part of the paletot, and ascends up the front as far as the neck, which is also encircled with a small half high collar; the fancy trimmings being repeated across the front, upon the chest, and fastened with elegant bultous, which close the corsage just to the waist. Fashionable colours are now principally of a dark hue indeed nothing is more fashionable than black still we see many such colours as maroon, violet, green, different shades of grejr Pecru; and flame colour,— World of F$shMi>


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