The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &C Volume 6

The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &C Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ...leaves, goes round the bottom of the dress. The body, plain, tight to the shape, and cut very low round the bust, is finished either with a narrow lace, or a little fancy trimming of ribbon. The sleeves are made very short and full. Slashes of satin ribbon, which are generally embroidered at the ends, are much worn with these dresses. Caps are much worn both in dis habille and half dress; in the form er mobs are always adopted, but we think round caps predominate in the latter, though cortiettes are likewise partially worn. There is nothing novel either in the form or materials of these head-dresses which are in general of a becoming height and shape: they are mostly in the French style, but only sufficiently so to be smart without being outre. Toques and dress hats are still itl high estimation for evening parties, but flowers are much more general, except for ladies of a certain age. Half-wreaths of roses or fancy flowers are placed very far back on the head, and garlands are worn a little to one side. White cornelian intermixed with gold is much in favour in halfdress jewellery. In full dressy pearls are universally adopted; Fashionable colours for the month are, pale pink, azure, pearl-colour, green, pale lilac, and straw-colour. FRENCH FEMALE FASHIONS. Paris, Jul; 19. My dear SorMA, Weke it not for the multitude of your own fair countrywomen who flock here every day, and who as soon as they arrive hasten to attire themselves & la mode Frangaise, I should have but little to say to you respecting our prevailing modes; for our principal leaders of fashion have, since the month of May, been retiring to their respective chateaus, -where they always pass a part of the summer: for you know that we have not here any fashionable places of summer..show more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236557395
  • 9781236557391