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ON TIIE

ENGLISH COSTUME.

stars of silver, and edged with vandyke trim

ming; sometimes this graceful appendage is Nos. 1 AND 2.-Evening Dresses.

formed entirely of lace, at others of gossamer Fontarabian robes of Saragossa brown vet, satin, edged with swansdown. A Spavish hat worn over white satin or sarsnet; the front of wbite satin, with frosted silver plume and breadth ornamented with borders of vandyke loop. Pearl necklace, earrings, bracelets, and lace, terminated at the extreme edge with gold arınlets. White satin shoes, with silver eincord, or narrow binding. Stomacher of white broidered toes. Gloves of French kid; and satiu, laced with gold.. Short sleeve of cor Opera fan of carved amber. respondent materials. A drapery flowing from the right shoulder (where it is confined with a brooch), is trimmed semblable to tbe front of the robe (as is seen in Fig. 1. of the Plate), and

GENERAL OBSERVATIONS falling in graceful negligence round the back of the figure, is trimmed on the left side with a gold tassel. A Pelerine, or Pilgrim's tippet, FASHIONS FOR THE SEASON; of lace, brought to points in front of the figure, and confined with gold brooches on the

SELECTED FROM THE MOST ELEGANT PUBLIC shoulders, forms a graceful finish for the bust.

AND PRIVATE SOURCES. A Patriotic hat of white satin, frosted velvet,

We have in this present Number of our or silver tissue, with Gallician plume. Hair

Work to add to our general remarks on the worn in irregular ringlets. Diamond carrings,

fashions of the day a list of those distinguishnecklace, and bracelets. She

of white satin,

ing habits which constitute the spleudour of a with silver rosettes and fringe. Gloves of

drawing-room costume; 'and wbich shone with French kid.

increased lustre on the anniversary of our The different terms applied to the various beloved Sovereign. As the list of court dresses articles which compose this elegant habili

will necessarily occupy soine considerable ment will, of course, bes peak it entirely Spa | space, and as the elegance and splendour wbich nish; and we here take occasion to remark, is now displayed at the balls, routs, and public that it is equally consistent and attractive if | places in this metropolis, afford an extensive formed of any fasbionable coloured crape, or subject for fashionable communication, we fancy leno.

find it necessary to exclude all introductory

matter, and to resort at once to those delineaNo. 3.-EVENING DRESS

tions and remarks which are to form the priu. A round robe, with short train of claret. cipal feature of our present subject. coloured crape or muslin ; a fluted ribband Although the walking, or carriage costume, round the bottom of the same colour; a French has undergone little change as to their mastomacher front of white satin, either plain or terial or general construction, yet some few laced with silver cord, and trimmed with nar- | elegant novelties have been introduced, which row vandyke lace, which is continued round | claim, from their unique formation, the atten. the back and shoulders ; a white satin long tion of our fair correspondents. The first sleeve, edged as the stomacher, or with a deep | which we shall notice is a walking, or rather antique cuff of lace. A square mantle of carriage habit, formed in a bigb round robe of wbite net, embroidered in large spots or small || fine Merino cloth, the colour Spanish fly. This No. XLI. Vol. VI.

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robe is formed a rinking lerret, with long Chinese fluss triwmings, Jace flowers, and
sleeves, and square Spanis's mantle of the sonctimes with two short feathers. This latter
same, Rowing over the back and shoulders. article in various forms, is now a distinguish.
All the points and terminations of the robeing article in full dress; indeed tbe dress hat
and mantle are orgamented with a faecy berder (particularly the Spanish) is incomplete with-
of chenille in shaded greeus, finished with a out this graceful appendage.
narrow base of black velvet. At the extreinity There is much elegance and novelty in the
of the throat it has a plaited winged frill of construction of both morning and evening
point lace in vandyke or scullop. A small robes at this season. By such females as are
bonnet of the jockey forni, compos.d the fund of the extremes of fashion, the waist is
same materials, ornamented with edging, and frightfully increased in length, but the most
band of rariegated green feathers. A short | genteel and elegant women do not exceed a
lace veil of French point, and half boots of becoming moulium. The bosoms and fronts of
green kid, or velvet laced with black, completes robes are generally much ornamented. The
this very attractive and elegant dress.

morning robe is must consistent and becoming
Pelisses are now often formed with scarfs when formed of white muslin, let in with lace
and short maniles of the same, of Spanislifly, beanling in various fanciful forms in front of
Sargaossa brown, or tive purple cloth, or gold the bust. We have seen two of this style of
coloured velvet; they are trimmed with spol. robes, which remain uurivalled as to that
ted ermine, or other skin, or with the shades chaste and simple elegance which should ever
border of Aoss silk. The Exile mantle is now distinguish this species of decoration. They
much in esteem, and possesses much unstudied were cach made high in the neck, and one was
elegance. It is compossed of line Vigonia cloth formed with a winged rufi' in small balf plaits,
of a very dark green, lined throughout with edged with narrow vaudyke lace, and cuffs
rose coloured, or amber sarsnet, and which to correspond, a stomacher front laced with
being doubled over at the edges, forms a lively coral, and otherwise ornamented with lace
contrast to the fur with which it is trimmed beading, but ope had a border round the bot-
about a nail beyond. This elegant mantle is tom and up the front of the lotus in white net,
constructed with a big! puckerei collar, clasp the edges in taiphuur, with high winged collar,
ed at the throat with silver, gold, or cut steel. and çufis of the same.
It sits close to the figure in form of a wrap on

For full dress, gowns of cloth, velvet, aud one side; and on the other (which is rounded) | satin, are most in request at this season; it is folded by the dispositiou of the hand, as thougli brocade sarsnet and muslin, and net fancy or necessity may direct. The Polish over satin, blend with the elegant variety. wrapping coat of cloth or velvet, lined and trin- | The construction of these robes are various, med with fur is a very seasonable article, and some iu velvet and fine imperial cloth, are well adapted to defend the fair wearer from the bordered alternately with borders of chenille in severity of the weatber. White satin mantles embroidery; others are ornamented with gold trimmed with swansdown, and formed in the or silver lace, with clasps and fringe to corres. Exile style, are considered as elegant wraps pond; others are trimmed entirely with fine for the Opera. Large shawls and scarlet lace in antique. mantles are however still much worn on these Short Polanese robes of coloured gossamer occasions; with which the white fox or swans net, over white satin under dresses, have a down tippet, also blends. The straw bonnet very light and elegant effect in the ball-room. is still introduced as a winter article, in various The following dress struck us as exceedingly fornis, aud ornamented with seasonable flowers beautiful, and decorated females of considerand ribbands. These coverings though exceed- able rank and much personal beauty on a late ingly comfortable for the pedestrian fair, and splendid occasion.-- First, a round robe of fine simply pretty in themselves, are cerrtainly best white imperial eloth, trimmed round the bot. adapted for summer wear. It were an endlesstom with a gold fringe; long sleeves of gold task, should we attempt to describe the various tissue, and deep antique cuff; gold embossed constructions which compose the velvet bonnets stomacher; diamond ornaments, with corand hats which our fashionables display, suffice respondent comb, and Spartan diadem.it that they are generally formed of the same | Secondly, a Convent robe of grass green velvet, material as the pelisse or inantle, and are richly tamboured in borders of gold; a Spanish either of the Spanish or helmet form, while hat of white satin, with rich gold loops, and some are in the small French style, with fall Spanish plame of variegated green feathers ; puckered fronts. They are ornamented with white satin shoes, with gold embroidered toes.

stars.

Thirdly, a plaio round robe of pink or blossom round to correspout with the petticoat and coloured satin, with long sleeve; a broad train. The body and sleeves of goli leopard scolloped lace, laid plain round the feet a little tissue satin, embroidered and inland with rich above the bem; the same rouud the bosom coloured stones, io correspond with the train and cuffs; an appliqued stomacher of point and petticoat. Her Royal Higliness wore over lace, edged with pearl or white bugles; pearl this dress a brilliant Grecian wreath of dianecklace, earrings, and bracelets; bair a-la il monds, superbly set with bunebes of roses and Greque, with pearl comb.-Fourthly, a Roman

The splendour and magnificence of tunick of light blue velvet, made high in the this dress was much admired. Her Royal peck behind, with a deep double plaited ruffl Highness's lieac!-diess was clegantly set with of vandyke lace, brought to a point at the diamonds and ostrich feathers. centre of the busom, and clasped with rich Princess Augusta - Spanish brown velvet petembossed silver ornaments from thence to the ticoat, richly embroidered with gold, a wreatha feet; short sleeve the same as the vest, finished of goid laurel round the bottom; sashes of with silver lace or biuding like that which brown and gold velvet throwy across the petiiborders the dress; a long sleeve of fine cobweb coat, bordered with #reaths of laurei and lerries net placed over, and confined at the wrist with on the left side. The drapcry bordered with a a diamond clasp; neck and head ornaments to rich Grecian filligree of dead and bright guld correspond-or a Spanish hat of frosted satin. tied up witli rich gold cords and tassels. Body

Scarlet robes are rather on the decline, or at and train of brown and gold velvet. The effect best only belonging to the intermediate style of this dress was most beautiful. of decorativa, as does also the half kerchief for ;incess Elizabeth —A scarlet velvet petticoat, the bair. Jewellery is much worn in the hair the boltom richly embroidered in shells of by ibose ladies whose redundant tresses reject matted gold and brilliant Algerine spangles. the cap; which latter article belongs (in full Right side drapery of gold beaded net, with a dress) exclusively to ladies advanced in years : rich tass fringe; left side of point scarlet these are generally formed of velvet, gold and velvet and gold tissue, with a rich embroidery silver tissue, or lace interspersed with satin or of shells in gold. The drapery suspended by velvet. The necklace, or chain, is worn short, | diamonds. Train of gold and scarlet tissue, and the bracelet broad.

trimnied with gold to correspond with the. The most genteel colours are Saragossa petticoat. Head dress of diamonds and feabrown, Spanish Ay, purple, and gold colour ; | thers. This dress was much adınired for taste although scarlet and marone are very general and elegance. Gloves and shoes admit of no remark since

Princess Mary. A magnificent dress of Spa. our last cominunication.

nish brown velvet, embroidered with gold in octagons, forming the ground work of the

dress, and spotted all over with gold foil cockle LADIES' DRESSES

shells. A large drapery, in a semicircular di. rection, conposed the right side of the dress,

of gold velvet tissue, with a rich border of HER MAJESTY'S BIRTH-DAY.

cockle shells in dead and bright foil, forming Her Majesty.-Scarlet velvet petticoat, with points, and supporting large branches of fuil black lace thrown over in tasteful draperies, leaves, &c. Six smaller draperies 'fastefully tied ap in diamond bows on the right side; | placed one above another, embroidered in seol. draperies, rows of gold cockle shells and chains, lops, and stripes of spangles forming shells strings of pearls and pearl tassels ; the pocket-selieved the eve from the massy borders of the holes ornamented with rich gold cosds and correspondent draperies, and had an elegant tassels; the bottom of the potticoat gold chains. effect. The left side, small scollop.shell dra. Body and train of scarlet and gold velvet, peries, tied by a long sash andend; the bottom trimmed with black lace. Her Majesty's dress a broad border of foil in diamonds, embroidered was truly magnificent.

with ballion, and terminated by a spangled Princess of Wales.-A superb gold and white fringe. Robe, brown and gold velvet tissur, leopard tissue satio train and petticoat, richly trimmed with gold point lace and dianjonds. embroidered and inlaid all round with beautiful Princess Sophia.- Scarlet cloth petticoat, stones, to form vine leaves and grapes, inter- richly embroidered in gold, ornamented with woven with bunches of coral. The drapery cords and tasseis. Train and body of the same. and pocket holes of royal purple and gold Princess Amelia.—A black velvet petticoal, tissue satin, with a most superb border all with a drapery across of gold tissue, orna

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mented with wreaths of gold currant leaves in draperies of orange, festooned up with bands stripe. The drapery supported by gold cord of gold chain. At the bottom a border of the and tassel, ground-work sprigs of currant same to correspond. leaves in matted gold, and brilliant gold fringe Countess De Bruhl.-A yellow satin, trimmed at the bottom. Train of black and gold tissue. with gold. Head dress of diamonds and feathers.

Right Ilon. Lady Arden.-White crape pettiThe Duchess of York, with her usual taste and coat, richly embroidered with gold shells and elegance, displayed a marine velvet dress, the purple velvet wreath; the drapery embroidered petticoat of which was covered with a most in purple and gold; train of purple velvet beautiful real gold net, richly spangled all over, 1 trimmed with gold and ornamented with point and trimmed with costly Maltese fringe ; gold lace. cord and tassel to correspond. A head dress Countess Dowager Pembroke-White and gold of ostricli feathers, with a collection of precious petticoat, rich Maroon satin drapery, elegantly stones; the neck adorned by a collection of ornamented with gold rolio aud tassels ; Ma. the most precious stones ever seen in this roon satin train, trimmed with gold. Her country, and set in a most curious manner, || Ladyship wore, as usual, a profusion of diawhich is peculiar to the great taste and elegance monds. of this admirable Princess.

Countess Dartmouth was in a superb petti. Princess Sophia of Gloucester.-Blue satin coat of white satin, with draperies of rich petticoat, superbly embroidered with silver. purple velvet, edged with fine sable, ornaBlue and silver train, elegantly ornamented mented with gold chain and tassels, purple with silver. Head dress, diamonds and fea- robe, trimmed to correspond. Head dress of thers.

purple, diamonds and white feathers. Princess Castelcicala.—A dress of white satin, Countess of Portsmouth.-A petticoat of ruby trimmed with beads; full turban draperies of velvet, richly embroidered in gold oak wreaths; satin and crape in festoons, with ropes of draperies the same, fastened up with gold beads, and tied together in bunches of the rolio and tassels ; body and train to corsame, handsome bead tassels, &c. Rube, respond, trimmed with point; head dress diagreen yelvet, trimmed with point lace.

monds and ostrich feathers. The Duchess of Northumberland.-A white sa Countess of Chesterfield.-A white satin pettitin petticoat, with draperies of purple Anglo-coat, richly embroidered in gold of antique deŅIerino cloth, richly embroidered with lame sign; draperies ruby-coloured velvet, richly and Chinese tassels ; Spanislı robe ornamented embroidered in chains of matted gold, interwith gold; a bonvet a l'Espagnole, with dia- || spersed with branches of palm leaves and bloom monds.

of brilliant gold; the draperies suspended by Marchioness of Salisbury.--A purple velvet rich and elegant cords and tassels of gold. dress, covered with fine point lace.

Train of ruby coloured velvet. Head dress of Countess of Uxbridge.--A dress of garnet co. feathers and diamonds. This dress was reloured velvet embroidered with wreaths, drawn markably rich and elegant. up with rich cords and tassels ; train of the Countess St. Martin de Front.-A dress of same; bouvet a l'Espagnole, siiperbly em white crape, with drapery of ruby velvet trimbroidered in vine leaves. The toute ensemble med with gold wreaths and festoons of rich gold had a most magnificent appearance.

cord; the whole looped up with handsome Countess of Camden.--A dress of beautiful gold cord aud tassels. Robe, l'uby velvet, trim. Spanish brown velvet, richly embroidered with med with gold and point lace. gold, edged with gold, and festooned with rich Duwager Countess of Dysart, who had not gold ropes and tassels ; head dress, feathers been at Court for some years. Her Ladyship and diamonds.

looked extremely well.--Her dress was a beauCountess of Cardigan.--A dress of beantiful || tiful crimson velvet train and petticoat, with Spanish brown velvet, richly embroidered in drapery most superbly ornamented in Maltese gold, edged with gold, and festooned with ropes gold. The body and sleeves trimmed with and tassels; pead dress, feathers and dia- point lace and diamonds. The head dress a monds.

turban of crimson velvet and gold to corre. Countess of Bellamont.-A hrown yelvet dress, I spond, adorned with diamonds. The whole ornamented with gold shells.

displaying the taste and elegance of that Countess of hffingham.-Body and train of amiable lady. moss velvet, trimmed with point and gold ; The Lady Mayoress.-Dress of white crape, petticoat of purple crape intermixed witlı with a rich and elegant silver oak and ivy bor.

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