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FASHIONS
For FEBRUARY, 1807.

EXPLANATION OF THE PRINTS OF FASHION,

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ENGLISH COSTUME.

|| spangles, and devices in transparencies. French

kid gloves. No. 1.-A SEW SPENSER WALKING DRESS.

Incognita hat of French grey, or pigeon's wing, kind of sarsnet, velvet, or the Georgiana cloth.

PARISIAN COSTUME. T. sels and trimming of chenille, velvet, or Tra

No. 3.-MADAME CATALANI. falgar, contrasted agreeably to the taste of the A Tuscan spenser, the same colour,

A long flowing reste and drapery of crimson formed with a round lappel, continued from the velvet, lined with white sarsnet, and richly crna

menied with a Turkish border, in gold; the tack, and round the bosom on one side, with a full foring robin on the other; descending a

drapery drawn through a costus, formed of gold hitle below the knee, and terminated with a rich and sapphire, and terminated with a large guld tsieł. A chemisette, with high standing cullar, tassel; confined in front of the right shoulder fastened with a brooch at the throat, the whole with a brooch to correspond, from whence flows trimined in correspond wish the hat. The hair another point of the vest, finished with a similar

tassel, in loote curls; gold hoop earrings; York tan

A double tunique, or under dress, of gletes; and shoes the colour of the spenser. The French net, with loose long sleeves, and round haias worn by Miss Duncan, is of pink sarsnet, lensbroidered in gold at the bottom. White satin

bosom, cut low, spotled, and most splendidly troped with black; but the colour is necessarily changed by those fair fashionables who have petticoat embroidered to correspond. A Grecian selectei it for a walking dresss, to shades of less diadem, of gold, and brilliants. A square Bruz

sels veil of the most transparent texture, lightly conspicunus a:traction, amidst which the most steemed are those mentioned in the above de embroidered in gold, fixed at the back of the scription.

diadem, and flowing negligently over the left

Hair close crope behind, falling in irregular No.2.-Full Dress.

corkscrew ringlets in front and on the sides. The A Roxborough jacket of soft white satin, flow- | necklace, one row of fine brilliants, sei transpaing open in front, and down each side the figure, rent, and fastcned in the centre with a long in regular pointed drapery. A plain full sleeve, square brooch of sapphire and gold; earrings to 21.0 short jacket Ala;:s; black and gold Turkish rib- correspond. White satin shoes, trimned, and cand down the back; trimming and tassels of gold. embroidered at the toes, in gold. Around train dress of the finest India muslin over a sattin petticoat, embroidered round the boitom,

No. 4.-PARISIAN WALKING Dress. in a light pattern of geld. The hair twisted in a A fine milled kerseymere Opera coat, oi a fzacifui form, and short corkserew curls flowing silver grey; wrapt plain round the figure in front, at the temples, and in various directions from the and turtoned down the left side; square lapcown of the head; a siara of sine pearl blended pels, and rolled collar, of black velvet; deep cape with the hair, and placed rather towards the left il a la pelcrine ; belt butioned in front; double, side. One row of fine pearls forms the necklace, erect, Vandi ke frill, plaited à la Queen Elizabeth. which is fastened in front with a diamond brooch. || Hunting bonnet similar with the coat, bound An armlet of hair, in the new patent plait, with with black velvet, buws and ends in front trimmed a row of the finest pearl on each side; bracelet to correspond. Hair in confined curis; amber ear. to correspond. Earrings of pearl, with a diamond || rungo Rieicule of crimson vclvet, with goidin the centre. While salin shoes, with gui' li coloured silk fringe and tassels. Crimson velvet tunning. Fan of Italian grape, with gold shoes.

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man's cape.

OBSERVATIONS ON THE FASHIONS 1 and small Tekeli cap to correspond, have each FOR FEBRUARY..

their share of fashionable distinction. In the period of one short month, it would

The long sleeve, is very genrally introduced scarcely be supposed that any material change in evening (ress, but is ever composed of the can have taken place in the general costume;

clearest materials. Sometimes of lace, patent, yet such is the changeful natur: of the ever

or spider-net, an: 1 embroidered book muslin. varying Goddess, that independent of Birthday

Several femals of taste and fashion have re. decoration, we are enabled to offer to our fair i introduced the curled crop; but the general mode correspondents the subseqnent remarks.

of wearing the hair is in loose curls in front, The fawn-colour, so universally exhibited in | divided so as to discover the forehead; some form mantles, bonnets, and polises, is now 100 com

the hind tresses in several small bruids, and then mon to be chosen by our first order of females;

iwist them in the form of a cable, and bring and the dove-brown, or shaded morone velvet, | them round the temple, confiring ihem on the triirmed with swansdown, Indian mole, or grey

right side, in a knot, with an ornamental comb; squirrel very happily supplies its place. They

others form it in one large braid, and curl the are chiefly formed in large Opera coats, or Car-ends, which is male to flow in irregular ringlets dinal cloaks with long slecves, and a deep coach

on the opposite side. The most distinguishing When composed of sarsnet, the

ornaments for the head are, diadems and tiaras back and collar are made to sie close to the li of silver, gold, fur, or bugies. The shawl vcil form; and the robios tu flow loose from the

à la Parisian, is also adopted within this last shoulders; which are invariably trimmed with || fortnighi, forming at once the head-dress and skin.

drapery. The passion flower, of diamonds, pearls, Velvet bonnets of silver-grey, have been the

or fuil, is a inost chaste and elegant ornament. distinguishing ornaments of many modern belles.

The Madona front is entirely exploded amidst The Russian helmet, or bonnet of sarsnet, or

feanales of taste and fashion, they are now only velvet, triamed with skin, and entirely conceal

worn by the obscure individual. We observe ing one side of the face, is a new and very taste

that the bosom of dresses are cut much lower of ful ar:icle; and the pointed turban is of the same

late, and worn with a square tucker of lace novel siandird.

embroidery; the back and shoulders are as inuch

The short slceve varies little The African robe, of grey valvet, trimmed | exposed as ever. with silver, in Varelykes, is a most elegant ha

from our last; the twisted, or rucked sleeve, is biliment: with this most attractive robe is worn

also mucli admired for its simplicity. a tiara of silver fro t.work, finished at the edge

Morning dresses are universally composed of with Trafalgar urimming in silver. The apron | cambric, or jaconot muslin), and are either made dress, is also very clegant; it is formed of silver, ! high towards the throat, wiih Vandyke frills of or gold crape, and worn over a satin round-dress. lace, or embroidered muslin, or cut low with a Short frocks are seen on very young women,

frock back and Flemish front; a border of needlerichiy embroilered, or trimmed with lace at the

work at the feet, and shirt to correspond. The bottom. Gold and silver net is worn as a drapery

full plaited, or surplice sleeve, is a new and dis. over white satin dresses; and the hair is con

tinguishing appendage 10 the morning costume. fined with the same. It is it possible to con

The veil, or cloister cap, the Alurry mob, and ceive a costume which exhibits at once more

the cap à la rustique, as given in our fast, very richness and elegance.

iriconsistently forms a part of this habiliment, The Spanish vest of satin, or velvet, like that The catle necklace of pearl, or beads, the cable given in our Mourning Dress of last Mon:h, is chain of gold, with bracelets to correspond, is inuch esteemed by our females of rank and fa con-idered as a fashionable and chaste ornament.. shion. It is usually worn with a petticoat of silver, ! We must contradictthe assertion of a cotemporary gold, or embroidered muslin. Round dresses oil writer, who tells us, “ that the earring is exclear muslin over white satin, trimmed round the i ploded;" on the contrary, no person can or does bottom, bosom, and sleeves with a sa:in ribband, appear in full dress without that ornament; and laid fiat, representing the leopards skin, has a though not insisted on, in the morning costume, truly grand effect. With this dress is commonly is generally seen on the female of a correct tas!e, wom a tiara of similar skin, frosted, or thickly in the form of an octagon, or huge ring, variously scattered with small gold spots. Brown muslin decorated. The standard for gloves, and shoes robes, with silver or gold siars, and diamonds to remain as given in our last, except that the tues correspond. Shawl dresses trimmed with Van more round than cver, and white jean are dyke thread-lace. The Spanish spenser, of velvet, more generally worn than kid, but satin in full flowing in pointed drapery from the waist, l, drošs are seen without an exception. trimed wiih narrow gold or silver Trafigar,

are

HLR MAJESTYS BIRTII-DAY.

head-dress, as usual, 10 correspond. The whole

dress was uncommonly elegant D'scription of all the Court Dresses, from per

PRINCESS MARY_The same as her Royal sonai obserration,

Highness Princess Elizabeth, in scarlet and gull.

PRINCESS AMELIA.--An el gant fawn-co. On the 10th day of last May, our revered

loured dress, with silver tassels. Head-dress a Qreen completed her sixty-second year, the cele

very fine penache of nine feathers. bration of which has always been postponed, on

Duchess of York.-Her Royal Highness's account of its being so very near his Majesty's, || dress was universally admired; it consisted of a and the 18th of the following January has been

white crape petticoat, the ground richly emfixed on for the celebration. The 18th lappen-broidered with gold spangles, in shell patterns, ing on Sunday, the celebration took place on

bordered with wreaths of oak and acorns eleMorday, the 19th.

gantly worked, in gold interinixed with blue The following were the correct dresses of her

vilvet ; ille drapery showered with gold spangles, Majesty and Royal Family; and likewise of the

beautifully interspersed with buncles of acorns, Nubility and other Ladies who attended the

a border of oak to corresponed, the pocket. holes Court:

tastefully ornamented with rich gold cord and HER MAJESTY, as usual, on her own birth tassels; train of blue velvet, trimmed with gold day, was extremely neat, Iler dress was coni fringe, with a profusion of diamonds on the posed of brown velvet, beautifully embroidered | body, sleeves, and girdie.—Head-dress, penache with Scarlet and white silks; draperies and bottom

of seven ostrich feathers, with a beautiful heron trizimed with rich point lace, tied up with silk | in the middle bandeau; necklace and ear-rings of cords and tassels: the mantle to correspond.- i diamonds; a very elegant pair of white silk The neatness of her Ma esty's dress was very shoes, richly spangled all over with gold, and much admired.

ornament:d with gold; the style of this dress PRINCESS AUGUSTA. -Brown vclvet petticoat, was entirely new, and displayed great taste. beau'ilully embroidered with silver; a large PRINCESS Sophia or GLOUCESTER.-A purple drapery on the right side, with a most brilliant velvet dress, with an elegant drapery embroidered border, with damask and other roses intermixed; with silver, and trimmed to correspond. The a small drapery on the left side, tied up with a whole formed that elegant appearance by which very rich bouquet, and bordered with Idalian her Royal Highness is always distinguished. chains; train of brown and silver tissue. The PRINCESS CASTELCICALA.-An elegant dress whole had a very fine e Tect.

of white crape, with draperies of patent net, or. PRINCESS ELIZABETH.-A magnificent dress namented with white satin, and festoons of white of green velvet, superbly embroidered with gold; || beads, and finished with handsome bead tassels. the right side of the dress composed of a large Robe purple velvet, trimmed with point lace and marking drapery, elegantly striped with gold | beads. spangles, and finished at bottom with a massy Marchioness of LANSDOWNE.A splendid border of a Mosaic pattern, intermixed with pine dress of white crape and satin, richly embroileaves, richly embroidered in dead and bright | dered in shells of silver and white velvet; the gold foil, bullion, &c. the contour of which was rraperies looped up with chains of Maltec silver, strikingly elegant; smaller draperies in shell and fastened with arrows. Body and train of work, with rich borders, completed this superior steel-coloured velvet, embroidered with silver in dress, which was particularly remarked for taste shells, all of which had a beautiful effect. Ileadand effert; the whole finished with a massy dress, feathers and diainonds. border at the bottom, of fwil and bullion, and Countess of Derey.-A white crape dress, looped up with superb cord and tassels. ller superbly embroidered in rich stripes of spangles, Royal Highness wore a robe of green and gold with a magnificent Grecian border; the whole velvet tissue, sleeves ornamented with tiaras of of the draperies trimmed with a beautiful ring gold and green, and trimmed with point lace and chain, looped with bullion, and tied up with gold fringe

very large gold tassels and cord; the draperies PRINCESS SOPula - puce velvet petticoat, formed of spangled crape, and uncommonly embroidered round the bottom with twist and large gold zephyr; train of purple velvet, trimmed spangles, over which a magnificent drapery su with a ring chrain to correspond with the petti. perbly embroidered with festoons of variegated coat. Her Ladyship wore a profusion of diageranium leaves of god en bossed work ; under monds and feathers. the leaves was suspended an extraordinary rich Countess of IANSEIFJD) ---Petticoat of fawndrapery, with point, terminating in rich goli | coloured satin, covered with a crape one of the tassels; the robe was puceand gold veivei. The same colour, richly embroidered in the silver'

oriental style; broad border, embroidered in sil- || Lady GRENVILLE.--Head-dress, a large bearia ver oak-learcs; draperies of fawn-coloured crape, tiful ostrich plumage, the feathers most tastefully with a rich Mosaic of brilliant stars; border of arranged, with a bandeau of ruby velvet, sursilver leaves, intermixed with silver leaves looped | mounted withi a very superb tiara of diamonds; up with zeplıyr trimmings and rich border and the plumage encircled by a rich diamond chain, tassels; train of fawn-coloured twist, with a rich passing over the top of the tiara ; under the border, the same as the petticoat.--Head-dress, vara appeared the hair in ringlets before, and diamonds and feathers.

fixed behind by an elegant diamond comb: round Countess TEMPLE.—Her Ladyship's dress was the neck was a diamond necklace, with rows of much admired for richness, elegance, and taste. pearls, and a diamond cross: body, ruby velvet, She wore three yards of diamonds, valued at richly embroidered in silver; the sleeves and 90,0001. on her dress, besides those on her head train of the same, not embroidered, but trimmed and neck.

with point lace; the petticoat, white satin, cmCountess FurzwiLLIAM.— A white crape pet- broidered with large silver flowers, surmounted ticoat, grounded entirely over in Mosaic pai with three draperies; the first and third of ruby tern, richly embroidered in gold spangles; a relvet, and the middle one of satin; all magdouble drapery, with a rich Grecian border, nisicently embroidered in silver, declining in a fastened with gold cord and tassels ; pocket- | circular direction, from the top of the pericoat holes superbly trimmed with gold ; train of on the right, to the bottom of the petticoat on brown satin, trimmed round with gold fringe ; the left; each drapery having besides a large body and sleeves ornamented with point lace silver fringe. The tout ensemble was the most and diamonds; head-dress, neck-lace, and ear superb and tasteful we saw at Court, and could rings of diamonds.

only be equalled by the graceful and elegant form Countess of POMFRET.-Dress of white crape, of her Ladyship. elegantly trimmed with draperies of the same, Lady WILLIAM RUSSELL.- very rich and tastefully ornamented with white satin, and loops elegant dress; white satin petticoat with broad of beads, and terminated with handsome bead, silver tassel fringe round the bottom; white cord, and tassels.---Robe of white satin, trimmed satin draperies very richly studded with demiwith lace and beads.

beads of silver, bordered round with deep silver Countess Cooper->Wore a petticoat of white | tassel fringe, supported and enriched with a cusalin, embroidered with silver drapery, in waves rious snake rope and tassels of silver; train white of silver spangles, with a fringe of Maltee silver satin, trimmed rouni with the same tassel. ornaments. Body and train of blue velvet, em fringe; body and sleeves richly embroidered in broidered with silver. Coronet head-dress of silver. feathers and diamonds.

Lady ANNE CULLING SMITH.-Petticoat of Countess BARRYMORE-White crape petti- || French pink crape, embroidered in broad wreaths coat, elegantly embroidered with gold spangles, of tulips in French pearls; train of rich French intermixed with satin, the pocket-holes orna. pink satin, embroidered in pearls to correspond mented with an entire new gold trimming, gold | with the petticoat -Head-dress, bandeau of cord and tassels Train of gold velvet, trimmed | knotted pearl, high plume, pale pink feathers with gold. Body and sleeves, ornamented with mounted in the military style. Her Ladyship puint lace; head-dress of featliers and diamonds. wore a Queen Elizabeth's ruff in Brussels lace,

Countess of USBRIDGE. A beautiful white which had quite a new effect. crape embroidered dress in drapery, with wreaths Lady HAWKE.-A superb dress of violet velvet, of green ivy leaves, and rich gold sprigs. "The embroidered with gold, looped up with ropes of drapery edged with sable and point lace; the gold beads, fastened with arrows; body and train dress was most complete, and greatly admired : richly embroidered to correspond. body and train of green satin to correspond.

Lady M.WALPOLE.-Petticoat of white crape, Countess of CARDIGAN.-A most inagnificent richly embroidered in silver, interlined with amber embruidered brown velvet petticoat, in draperies | sarsnet and ornamented with American roses.. composed of beautiful shaded roses, with rich Train and body of rich white satin and point and vandyke border; on the left side rich gold chains, / silver, trimmed wïih swansdown. Head-dress, cords and tassels; the sleeves, budy, and train, | feathers and diamonds. were all correspondent. Her Ladyship's dress LADY MAYORESS.-White crape petticoat, had an uncommon fine effect.

embroidered with gold, tied up in draperies, with Lady Caroline WALDEGRAVE.- A rose-co rich cords and tassels; write satin body and train, lour crape petticoat, with a beautiful black velvet with a border to correspond with the draperies. applique drapery and borders tied up with silk Her Ladyship's dress was neat and elegant in the cords and tassels,

extreme,

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