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FASHIONS FOR JULY. I Rarely has greater taste been displayed than in the manufacture of the organdie muslins, mousselines de soie, Pompadour silks, and foulards, now so much worn. The last-named material seems as if it would never be out of favour; we see it at all times and seasons, but the plain ones, which were so much in fashion a few months ago, are now replaced by the most elegant and luxuriant designs. Some are entirely covered with pat- terns, lattice-work, leaves, and flowers; others only spotted, or with hair stripes; while those intended for more full dress, and for married ladies, have only one pattern in each breadth—a large bunch of flowers and ribbons decreasing in width towards the waist. With these dresses are worn silk sashes of the same colour as the foundation of the dress, and embroidered or printed to match the pattern on the skirt. Muslin dresses are generally of the same patterns as the foulards, but are covered with some very small pat- tern checks, spots, or stripes. Moirds or thick taffetas have disappeared, but we trust will return in the autumn. For less dressy wear, the popehnes, Llamas, and poils de chere or mohair, are much in favour—in fact, anything of the Llama kind is in the ascendant. Llama or yac lace seems quite to have taken its stand on an equality with the other more expensive and less durable laces. Pique dresses are much worn with mantlss of the same, and are mostly with pretty designs in black wool- len braid fur the convenience of wasuing, and with pois of orochet in black in grain cotton. Many morning-dresses of piqué and similar materials are trimmed with tatting, and rather coarse cotton, or white braiding and crochet. This crochet trimming is not like the edgings that used to be worn, but is formed of ovals and circles, so made as to imitate passemen- terie. White dresses are much worn, in all suitable ma- terials. Jf of musliti, they are generally trimmed wilh in-grain coloured muslin in flounces or plaitings; the dress can then be washed without removing the trim- ming. These garnitures are generally accompanied by black lace insertion, which need be only slightly tacked on, as it is of course necessary to remove them when the dress is washed. Narrow black velvets are still a very fashionable trim- ming, especially for young ladies. I The Llama or mohair dresses printed in imitation of braiding have become very common. This style is still in favour for petticoats for morning wear. The coloured petticoats aro extremely handsome, and ywy ncUy Wame4. Xàe Dmt bAbL?a of these Me of white alpaca, trimmed to correspond with the dress with which they are intended to be worn. In many cases this petticoat, if meant to accompany an open skirt, is very handsomely trimmed on the front breadth. Many dresses are made in this way for indoor or car. rtare wear. The underskirt just touches the ground. Muslin or thin dresses are worn over coloured taria- ?ne.. This has a very pretty and aerial effect, and u infinitely more economical than ailkshps. rh MQie?a of these thin dresses are made high or low; if the former, with a low lining. Plain on the shoulders, and shfehtly fulled at the waist. The neck is cut with a very small square in this is a lace drawn to the throat by narrow black velvet When these bodies are made low, they are accompanied by a pélerine of the same, square, or crossed in front with long ends, fastened behind. Many thin dresses have a pattern printed on them, to imitate revere, ribbons, sashes, &c. In this case, the dress requires no other trimming than the ornament thus simulated. White bodies are very much worn, and with them corselets of silk, or the same material as the skirt, when this is practicable. The Garibaldi bodies, hanging loose over the skirt, have entirely disappeared from the world of fashion. They are now made without any running or band at the waist, so that they can be arranged to fit the wearer, and the skirt is placed over them. Ruches-decidedly the most elegant trimming ever introduced- are as much in favour as ever. They are generally pinked or frayed at the edges, and made very full. Bugles, whether white or black, are exceedingly fashionable. They are, of course, only suitable to rather dressy toilettes. Sewn in patterns on strips of net, they make a very handsome insertion. Bugle frings are much used on silk dresses, mantles, or bonnets, If made in white, they form a very elegant ornament for ball dresses, as heading to lace flounces or tulle ruclung. Shawls do not seem quite so much in favour for dress wear as formerly. In their place we see the Silk half- fitting mantle with lace flounces, or the camail of lace. Nevertheless, many lace shawls are worn by ladies of unquestioned taste-in fact, so graceful and becoming is this form of covering that we doubt its ever being quite superseded. The silk paletots intended for toilettes de visite are made with three seams down the back, nearly fitting to the Igure, and with a deep flounce of lace, headed by drop buttons or bugle tiitnming. The sleeves are wide at the elbow, and small at the wrist. They have rovers and Epaulettes of passementerie. Morning dresses are generally made with a mantle of the same, either paletot or circular cape. We have seen some of the former made without sleeves, so as to allow the sleeves of the body to pass through the armhole, and so serve a double purpose. Though we mention this make, we cannot say we admire it, as it gives a stingy and rather untidy appearance. China crape shawls, of a light maize coiour, embroi- dered in black, and surrounded with deep guipure trim- mings, have made a great sensation this season. Bonnets have materially altered in shape, dress bon- nete being made with a small puffing of tulle in lieu of the enrtain. The hair is worn below this, anil a flower or bow of tulle placet! at the edge of the bonuet so as to fall on the hair. These bonnets are very narrow at the sides, showing much of the face, and are not so high as those worn lately, In fact, the fete bonnets look more like caps than anything else. These are only intended for dejeuners, wedding, or morning coucerts. Those for walking wear are very much less pretentious, and more like those we have been wearing lately. Hats now worn are much the same shape as those seen last month. The most dressy ones are rather high in the brim and narrow at the sides, slightly drooping back and front. These are trimmed with flowers, fruit, or feathers. If made of rice straw or crinoline, they are lined with silk of the same colour its the ornaments. Sometimes the feathers or trimmings are placed slightly drooping over the front. The fashion of wearing glass ornaments in the hats is, we are happy to say, rapidly disappearing. It never met with our approbation, though we have mentioned it among other novelties. Bonnets or hats are seldom seen now unaccompanied by the small veil called loup." This is generally edged with chenille or bugle fringle. Above this is placed an insertion, through which is run a zero black velvet to draw the veil round the face, if required. These veils are made of tulle, plain or spotted.

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