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The Coming Gown

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If there's one thing more certaiu taan another about the coming gown, it is that it will be trimmed. Not just skirt alono, nor yct just bodice alone, but both will be heaily ricbly and elaborately bnrdened with every sort of triinruing. Is it that fashjjm, depri ved of i her beloved big sleeves, must have some othcr outlet and finds it in trilla and ! frippery? From present iudications it seenis likely that plain skirts - skirts, that is to say, anembelliehed by rnffles ! or bands or tucks or even a slight drapery - will soon have disappeared from mortal view. As for bodices, well, sleeves may be close reefed. But what of the multitudiuous flounces and shirrings and gatheringa and drapings? Surely nothing short of "in full sail" describes them. Embroidery is the most imperativo detail of the coming gown. Have your new fall frock embroidercd in however insignifleant a way, and you will havo given it a stamp that may not, it is true, by right belong to it, but which will meau "from Paris." And most impressiveof all, itwill mean that your new fall frook will coat "a sight" more than it would unembroidered. The present tendency to trimming altogether, indeed, means that. People may talk about the costliness of simplicity and the price you have to pay for exquisita plainness, but as a matter of fact that sort of thing doesn't really "come near as high" as the velvets, silks, passementerie, embroidery and other delectable dovices for wheedling penco out of pookets that the presont seasou is so dnstriously planning.


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