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DRESS OF THE DAY. I A DAINTY FROCK. I To thoroughly enjoy seaside or country holi- days one must be provided with a couple of prettv and extremely simple cotton frocks, which may be worn on beach or rocks without any fear of consequences, and which, when soiled, will return from a visit to the laundress in all their pristine freshness. If one does not already possess such a frock now is the time to acquire one. Cotton and linen dress lengths are to be purchased during the sales for ridiculously small sums, as well as all sorts of dainty embroideries and trimmings to adorn them. The charming frock illustrated in our sketch has been fashioned from just such an odd sa'le length. The ma,terial of which it is made is a fine zephyr, in colour a pretty mauve. The bodice is arranged in cross- over fashion, the fronts being edged with a scalloped band of black-spotted white cambric, bordered with a piping of plain white material. This black and white fabric, needless to say, was an odd sale remnant, too short for blouse pur- poses, and therefore sold for a very small sum. In the opening between the fronts was displayed a I A rSETTY AND INEXPENSIVE HOLIDAY FROCK, I FASHIONED FROM SALE REMNANTSOF ZEPHYR AND BRODERIE ANGLAISiE. dainty vest and neckband of broderie .an.glaise, I worked1 on fine, clear lawn. This again, was a sale length, too small to make a blouse, but of sufficient size to provide trimmings for the cotton frock and for the material for the dainty, becoming hat which accompanies it. But ta return to the details of our gown. The sleeves were very short indeed, and consisted of a small puff of the material finished with scalloped cufFs of the black and white cambric. Beneath these sleeves appeared little puffs of the bro- derie anglaise, which terminated just below the elbow in small buttonholed frills. The skirt, of the umbrella shape, was cut of sensible walking length, and was trimmed with a piped! and scal- loped band of the cambric. A folded belt of the same black and white fabric completed the pretty frock, the whole of the materials of I which were purchased for the modest sum of I half-a-gumea. 1 THE LATEST THING IN COATS. j There is quite a pronounced vogue this summer for linen coats of a decorative and dainty type, far removed from our old friend the linen "duster," as our American cousins call it. These pretty new coats are fashioned from linen of a rather loose weave, and are trimmed with varying degrees of elaboration, from a. simple em- broidered collar or a plain morning coat to a very smart affair consisting principally of broderia anglaise relieved with touches of linen. I SMART AND DAINTY. J A typical example of these new coate, is illus- trated in our sketch. It is fairly simple in shape and trimming, and yet quite smart and dainty enough to wear over a dressy afternoon frock. The fronts of the coat, as you will see, are quite loose, but the back fits ,accurately to the figure and falls in low folds from the waist. On either 8id.e of the front the coat is split up to within a few inches of the waist, which gives a. very LINEN COAT MADE WITH CAPE SLEEVES AND I TRIMMED WITH BRODERIE ANGLAISE. pretty effect. The sleeves consist of small, full capes just long enough to clear the elbow. The whole of the coat, as well 66 the sleeves, is edged with a broad, band of brodierie anglaise piped on either side with plain linen. Round either shoulder runs another band of the em- broidery, simulating a smart little bolero. The coat fastens down the front, with invisible hooks and eyes, but is really intended to be worn open. ABOUT SLEEVES. I The fashionable sleeve of the moment istili con- tinues to be the short, full affair, which has en- joyed such a vogue during the entire spring and summer of this year. On the latest models, how- ever, this ehort eleeve has become even shorter, and now reaches barely to the elbow, band and frills inclusive. These little sleeves are very full and bouffant, though during the last two or three weeks a slight but noticeable tendency towards a. more drooping shoulder line has de- veloped itaelf, and are infinitely various in style and trimming. They are generally finished with a wide piece of insertion backed with muslin and chiffon .and a succession of minute little lace frills, set closely one above another. A very favourite sleeve just now that is to be «een on many of the best Paris blouses is made of chiffon or muslin, completely covered with narrow Valenciennes or Malines lace, slightly gathered, and set on in close overlapping rows. Theso- sleeves are wonderfully pretty and dainty in effect, and as they are introduced into all sorts, and conditions of blouses and frocks, are. ex- tremely useful for renovating a demode garment