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DRESS OF THE DAY.

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DRESS OF THE DAY. A SMART AND COMFORTABLE WRAP. Some of the big, new winter coats for travelling, driving, motoring, etc., are won- derfully smart and becoming, as well as re- markably comfortable for cold weather wear. The majority of these coats are ab- solutely simple in shape, depending entirely tor their effect upon their excellent cut and khape. Our sketch pictures a very good example of an up-to-date, loose, wrap coat. iliis useful model is carried out in heavy, mole-coloured serge of beautifully soft quality, and with an unusually pronounced diagonal rib in its weave. This coat fits the tigure closely on the shoulders, but hangs ijuite straight from the line of the bust, being slurped just the merest trifle at the back to faintly indicate the waist-line and no more. In front the coat crosses well over to the left and fastens in a diagonal line with immense buttons, which are simply lovered with the serge. From the opening at the neck turns back a smartly shaped A BECOMING WRAP IN SOFT SERGB. collar of quite, unusual size. This collar comes right down to the top of the 61ceve on each shoulder, and is faced with the serge of which the coat is made. Over it comes a very much smaller collar of rather lustreless black satin. The sleeves are fairly large and quite plain, and are finished at the wrist by big gauntlet cuffs of the serge, over which turn back smaller cuffs of the satin. This coat is lined throughout with thick satin foulard of good quality, the design being a conventional pattern woven in poppv-red upon a white ground. I would suggest to those of mv readers who have to travel by train to any evening entertainment that the above model would make an excellent and most comfortable evening coat. The serge, however, in that case should be replaced by cloth of good quality, or soft Liberty satin, preferably in black or in some dark shade that will not easily show soil. Collars and cuffs of handsome Oriental embroidery, or of fur, might with advantage replace those of the serge and satin. A FAVOURITE SHADE. One of the most popular of the present season's colours is that most charming shade cigar-brown. Though exceedingly pretty in almost any material, cigar-brown is most effective, I think, in velvet or in the very best quality of velveteen. There is quite a rage just now for the costume of cigar- brown velvet, and some really beautiful models are to be seen in smart West End showrooms. One of the very prettiest of these costumes that have been introduced to my notice was a going-away toilette re- cently made for a well-known London bride. This costume was carried out in very soft ehiffon velvet, in the most beautiful tone of tigar-brown imaginable, and was trimmed with pipings of black satin and handsome imbroidery worked in glossy, black, vege- table silk. A vest and collar of tucked ivory net, and beautiful ivory guipure put the finishing touch to this delightful and most uncommon toilette. DESIGN FOR FANCY DRESS. The romance of bygone days appeals never more strongly to the woman of to-day than when she has to choose for herself a fancy dress. Then even the most prosaic among us leans to the poetic, and gay ribbons, brocade, and lace become essential. With- out fear of the restrictions of Dame Fashion, and with the knowledge that one has simply to select a dress to suit one's face and figure, the choosing of a fancy dress becomes a veritable pleasure indeed. A CHARMING COSTUME FOR A FANCY DBISS DANCE. Our illustration this week shows an un- common and pretty design, well within the powers of the home worker. The Lady Teazle gown will suit a dark girl admirably, and can easily be made of quite inexpensive materials. It consists of a loose, flowered sacque, cut with a slight train, worn over a sharply-pointed bodice and satin skirt. The sacque should be fashioned of one of the new cretonnes—one with a cream ground and deep crimson roses being very appropriate. Bands of trimming to match are easily ob- tained. The petticoat should be made of satin, though, if economy has to be studied, Roman satin will serve very well, a frill of white lace making a dainty finish. Frills of similar lace finish off the quaint sleeves, and the front of the pointed bcdice is filled ill by frills of delicate lace, the top being finished off by a velvet bow. A narrow band of black velvet is worn round the throat. If a wig is not worn with this costume the hair must be powdered, so that all is in keeping with the Georgian period. The pattern takes five yards of cretonne and five yards of satin. EVENING COJLFFUliKS. The hair-dressing of tJle day is distinctly picturesque as well as far more becoming than were the coiffures of the early summer, the m'arked severity of which was decidedly trying to eight out of every ten women who slavishly followed the fashion of the moment. The coiffure of the hour, however, is so soft and pretty in effect that it is be- coming to nearly every type of face. Even- ing coiffures are particularly attractive this season, and are in admirable keeping with the beautiful evening frocks of the day. Perhaps the favourite style just. now is to part the liair, which has previously been waved, draw it loosely from each side to the crown of the head, and there arrange it in a mass of soft, natural-looking curls. The finishing touch is given by a jewelled fillet which is taken right round the head, coming: almost on to the forehead in front.

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