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Enoravm vir die 2011 imier: A in Series, or La Belle Assemble, Nardi 11310.


Engraven for the 2 nd Number of the New Serus of La Belle Assemblee I Bell March 1 1810



MARCH, 1810.



twice round the head; it is worn under the

hair on one side the face, which is dressed very No. 1.-HYDE PARK WALKING DRESS.

full in ringlets, and falls over; on the other, A pelisse of black Merino cloth or velvet, it is contined under the band, and merely buttoned from the throat to the fect, made to

curled in simple round curls. Earrings and ft tight to the shape with a band and crape,

vecklace of pink topaz. ornamented with a double row of gold braiding, 2. A gown of Egyptian brown velvet, emor an oriental embossed silk trimnining, worn broidered round the neck with shaded brown over a cheinisette of French lawa). A Spanish chenilles, a small shell silver trimming round hat and Aat drooping ostrich feather tipped the bosom and sleeves; a drapery of yellow with orange. Haif boots of black or orange crape showered with spangles, crossing the coloured Morocco, Angola muff lined with shoulders, and confined to the waist before yellow; the hair lightly curled on the left side by a silver band. The head-dress a band and with a thick braid crossing the face. Ear

crescent of topaz. Diamond necklace and rings of gold, or amber. Gloves of York tau. i earrings.

3. A gold coloured satin dress, embroidered No. 2.EVENING FULL DRESS.

round the bosom and sleeves with silver. A white satin round dress, with half yard | The bead-dress a gold elastic chain band, with train, laced up the back and seains with gold a demi-train of yellow foil. Necklace and twist, ornamented round the neck with a full earrings of diamonds or pearls. luill of frosted satin or white crape, and down 4. A satin robe of maiden's blush, confined the front and at the wrist with gold braiding, to the waist by a clasp or girdle of diamonds; and small drop buttons. It is made to sit a silver spangled handkerchief thrown over bigb on the veck; cut to a point in the centre one shoulder. Head-dress, two rows of large of the bosom and back: a gold band encircles | pearls confined to a diamond loop in front; & the waist. A white satin Emsdorf helmet | demi-tiara of pink foil placed across the band trimmed with gold, ornamented with two on the left side; the bind hair brought fora white craped ostrich feathers. White satin ward, and disposed by a pearl comb so as to shues embroidered with gold; white kid gloves; | fall low in ringlets over the face. Necklace of gold necklace and ear.rings ; cornelian brooch. | pearls, diamond earrings and eross. The hair dressed iu ringlets on each side the 5. Pale green crape train dress, with white face, with a long Theresa curl falling over the satin body and short sleeves, embroidered in left shoulder.

silver and shaded green chenilles; woro over

a white satin petticoat; head-dress, a band of No. 3._SECOND FIGURE.

oblong French pearl beads, set with brilliants, An India muslin train over a white satin brought low on the forehead; the hair in light petticoat. A boddice of green velvet, orna Theresa ringlet curls on each side the face; a meuled at the scams with gold braiding, and small richly spangled silver handkerchief trimmed round the neck with a twill of green thrown over the lead; necklace of emerald or crape or velvet. A Spanish cap, with green ruby. craped ostrich featbers.

6. White crape train dress, with pale pink sa.

tip body showered with silver; head-dress, a DESCRIPTION OF SEVERAL DRESSES WORN

band of pearls with a diamond ornament in BY LADIES OF DISTINCTION.

the oblong or loop form in the centre, the 1. A white satin dress ornaniented with || hind hair brought forward on the left side, a silver chain trimming round the bosom aud | falling in light ringlets over the band which is sleeves; a girdle of pink japan, large before, thus partly shaded ; necklace of pearls, witb but graduating toward the end. The head a pink topaz cross, earrings in the drop form dress a silver chain in the octagon form, bound V to correspond.



complexion. lle have observed sevei al in very AND REFLECTIONS ON

dark green, lined with pink or orange, witli FASHION AND DRESS,

straw cottage bomurts timined with velvet

flowers or shaded ostrich feathers. Pelisses Au eminent writer addressing bimself to the are made to fit tight to the shape without a female sex, observes," Dress is an inipor- band, with a broad trimming of sable or of tant article in female life. The love of dress ibe Nootka Sound Oller. They are mostly is natural, therefore it is proper and rea. made iu velvet of tbe colour ef rubies, garnet, sonable. Good sense will regulate your ex royal purple, or puce : some are ornamented peuce in it, and good taste will direct you to round the bottoin with a very broad cnibossell dress in such a way as to conceal any ble. I figured ribband. mishes, and set off your beauties, if you have Morning dresses are still made in plain any, to the greatest advantage. But much cambric, with oblong spots or sprigs of lace delicacy and judgment are required in the ap- let in on the bosom and sleeves. Small lace plication of this rule. A fine womau shews caps tied down with coloured silk or gause ber charms to most advantage when she seems handkercbiefs, ornawented in front with a most to conceal them. The fivest bosom in demi-tiara of fancy flowers, or a knot of pinks nature is not so fine as what imagination or ranunculus. Gloves and shoes of corresforms. The most perfect elegance of dress : pondeut colours. appears always the most easy and the least Dinner, or bome dresses, are mostly comstudied."

posed of stuff, cloth, or velvet, embroidered The same writer goes on to recommend, or trimmed with gold, tvith long sleeves and « That attention to dress be not contined to moderate trains; either high in the neck with public appearance. Accustoin yourself to an a falling collar of worked musliu, or full twill habitual neatness, so that in the most careless of lace, or just above the rise of the bosoin undress, in your most woguarded hours, you with a white crape babit-shirt, or standing may have no reason to be ashanied of your frill of lace plain round the veck. Velvet appearance. You will not easily believe how Turkislı caps, gold bands, and spangled wets, mach men eonsider your dress as expressive are much worn on the head. of your characters. Vanity, levity, sloven Bands in every species of jewels are now the liness, foliy, appear through it. An elegant prevailing ornaments for the lead; they are simplicity is an equal proof of taste and deli worn low over the face, with a diamond or eacy."

other open work, clasp or loop in the centre of Speaking ou elegance, the same writer says,

the forehead. The hair curled on each side €6This is not so inuch a quality itself as the high iu ringlets, the hiud hair brought forward, and polish of every other. It is what diffuses an disposed so as to fall over the left side the face. inetrable grace over every look, every motion, No variety bas taken place in shoes; they every seutence you utter. It gives that charm are still embroidered in gold or silver, in the to beauty, without which it generally fails to

device of a star. please. It is partly a personal quality, in In respect to the jewellery, the greatest no. sbieh respect it is the gift of nature ; but here ' velty is the band for the bead; they are formed it ka treated of as a quality of the mind. In a by lo rows of coloured stones or pearls word, it is the perfectiou of taste in life and faslened to an ornament in the centre. Girwauners : every virtue and every excellency iedles in coloured gems distinguish the woman their most graceful and amiable forms." of fashion Earrings are made in the top

Having scieeled a variety of the most eie and drop fashion. Brooches in the form of gant dresees worn by women of the most ap- sprigs or lower's, with genis of appropriate furored laste, as well as of the first rank and hues. Kastion, we shall proceed, according to our The prevailing colours for the season arc kaual method, to some few observations on ruby, garnel, puce, purple, orange, grassbcir Qiore particular formation. Pelimes green, and coquelicot, Hrid Maililea hare undergone no variation since sur last communications. A manile of very TO CORRESPONDENTS.Many inquiries pale fawr colour Merino cloth, with large having been made as to the name of the inventor hood, lined with pink silk, sorn with a Hight of the elegant Full Dress giren in our lust Nume Land cap of the same material, ornamented, ber, we have to inform our Readers and Subscribers, per i tuo €we swall tat ostrich feathersofthe same that it was designed to Urs. Barclay, Prith-slicet, Epsr, is 3 kost becowiug drets to a fujo Soro.

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