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Engraved for the 28th Number of the New Series of La Belle Assemblee Febd 1.1812.

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Enimived tor the 28"}'umber of La Belle Issemblée febu 1.1819.

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except that those of cloth are now trimmed For gala dresses and the ball-room, the in a most rich and novel manner. Over the habiliments of the fair are yet more di. bordering of velvet, either the same coloar as versified; white and gold is still very prethe cloth or of a conspicuous contrast, is laid || valent, and lace gowns, both black and wbite,

row of braided ribband; and this ornament, over various coloured satins : white satin, though it would appear heavy on pelisses ornamented with a rich trimming of coqleformed of a lighter texture, gives to the Me. licut, with cornelian ornaments, for coral is rico cloth great richness and elegance. The now only worn in a morning, or to receive a mantles have, as usual, assumed a shorter | small dinuer party: pale pink gossamer satin, form on the approach of February, particu. with pearl ornaments; and wbite crape and Jarly for the carriage costume. Fur caps, || leuo frocks for the younger part of the as. chiefly in the Persian and Hulan form, are sembly, form the most prominent features in yet very general; and the wbite quilted satin | the anoals of full dress.. An elegant article, bonpet of the small collage form, is worn by called the Peruvian robe, is also much ad. those females who are emulous of retiringmired; it consists of an under dress of satin, from the public gaze: the most favoured orna with an open crape robe of the same colour, ment of these bonnets during the recess was a confined at the bottom of the waist by a rich bunch of Christmas berries on the variegated cordon and independent tassels. bolly, and this appropriate article is not yet For full dress, the neck-handkerchief is out of favour. Sarsnet or velvet hats of Na. again thrown aside, and the bosom bas no kara, with ostrich feathers of the same colour, covering but the falling jewels of a solitaire diadem hats of black velvet, ornamented with and a narrow tucker : for balf dress, small rich bugle trimming and black or white ostrich tippets of the Angouleme kind are yet woru ; feathers, are much worn in carriage dresses we think them applicable to the fullest dress ; for Hyde-Park, or sometimes at select dinner. they might be made very costly, and their parties.

intrinsic worth is their modesty, emblematic · The many splendid regales given at this

of the illustrious and unfortunate sufferer season of the year, evince the unwearied exer.

from whence they took their name: Fashion is tions of taste and fashion; the snowy robe of

never so attractive as when Delicacy assists at fine muslin or leno now being laid aside, ex

ber toilet, cept by the most juvenile belles, the eye be

The hair is dressed in full curls on one comes dazzled by the various hues of those || side, and lighter and more simple on the bright and ardent colours wbich are generally other, while it is gracefully parted on the selected by the hand of fancy as most agree

forehead; hut the antique Roman head is able in their effect by candle-light; the again much worn in full dress. Flowers of a twilled sarsnet of hermit-brown, trimmed

dark and rich colour are often simply placed with fine French lace, the Merino crape of

on one side the hair for young people, while, bright geranium, the maiden rose, trimmed || for the Opera costume, bandeaus of diamonds, witha wbite Brandenburg, the black velvet with variegated demi turbans, with a sprig of pearl white beads, and the golden-hued amber orna

or other jewels ; diadem- hats, enriched with mented with pearls, shew the taste of their dif- brilliants, with white satin caps of various ferent wearers, and form a most brilliant coup- sbapes, are worn by the more mature. Gold d'dæil at a winter party ; with most of these and silver net, with a few luxuriant ringlets dresses aprons are worn, either the same as

suffered to escape from beneath, with two the dress, or of fine black or white lace, chiefly | banging on the left side of the throat, in the the latter. The gowos continue to be made

manner of King Charles's beauties, form a very plain, with slip backs, or if a frock-back, very elegant head-dress, and render a pretty

face trés touchant, when it is gracefully ara small fullness is observed; the sleeves are not worn quite so short as they were last ranged; but requires great taste in the month,

wearer.

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