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T H E TO IL E T.

(Specially from Paris.)

First FIGURE.-Country Toilets.-Silk, with three steel buckles in front, and buttons of · dress, with a double skirt. The body forms in the same metal on the body. Rice-straw hat

front a jacket, sloping off at the sides, so as to with a blue feather laid round the crown; long leave the hips uncovered. The outer garment | blue veil hanging loose. is a short paletot of faille silk. Tulle bonnet For seaside, and country toilets, we have small, and in the empire shape. It is encircled robes des fantasie, innumerable. Dresses of by a wreath of periwinkle flowers ; inside, the two colours, and often two materials, are quite a periwinkles are repeated. Square veille of tulle rage ; and the double skirts sometimes give ocillusion thrown behind. Collar and undersleeves casion for very trenchant contrasts. I have just with linen bands.

seen a toilet, composed of a first skirt of Second FIGURE.-Dress of toile de l'Inde, Mexican blue foulard cut in dents at the ornamented at the bottom by rows of ribbon bottom, each dent ornamented with a flat stray plaiting set on in a trellis pattern; rows of the button : a fine torsade of straw, borders each same trimming are laid on the seams. Body dent. The second skirt is of mohair, of a light open in front, with lapels bordered by a No. 4 shade of Havana, ornamented with two rows of plaited ribbon. Sleeves half-tight. Hat in the blue fringe, separated by a straw trimming : the gipsy Watteau style, with fat brims, turned buttons relieving the second skirt are blue. downwards, and bordered with black velvet. The corsage is of Havana-coloured mohair, Blue veil fastened at the side, by a swallow. I like the second skirt, and is made with a round Muslin under-skirt, with plaited frill. Collar, waist; but upon it is placed a corslet of blue and under-sleeves with linen bands. Yack foulard to match the first skirt. This corslet is lace shawl.

cut, both at top and bottom, into round dents, Visiting toilets :--Black-silk dress, double on each of which is placed a little flat stray skirt, bordered with a violet trimming, orna- button. The lower part of the corslet is promented with black pearls, the upper skirt looped longed on the haunches, and forms a small so as to show the under one. Body long wilh basque behind. A jockey of blue fonlard square skirts, cut up at the sides, and behind, so ornaments the upper part of the Havana sleeve. as to form four lappets. Close-fitting sleeves. Over the corslet, one may wear a waist-band of Black crape bonnet, trimmed with flowers to the shade adapted to the second skirt, fastened match the coloured ornament on the dress. with a buckle of matted gold. With this dress Long black tulle veil falling behind.. Valen- a little basquin of faille silk is worn, and a ciennes collar and under-sleeves.

| toquet of black straw, ornamented with a wbite A second model :-Dress of sky-blue satin, wing. Linen collar with turned-down corwith satin bands wove in the stuff. Body with ners, and waistbands of the under-sleeves to long lappets cut square at the bottom : Ceinture / match.

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