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The new bormets ure quite small of themselves, but are given ampie size by their abundunt trirmnings. The capote, with soft drooping crown, and the Normandy, with high .pointed crown, are 'io".t öfieü seeii. More distingUiShedlooking than these are the broad square crowns with close drooping fronts ; pointed Mother Goose crowns have disappeared. Tuscftn braids of deepest straw tints, lace straws, Milans, and Leghoms are the choicest novelties ; fine Freuch chips ai-e also largely imported, and are liked because they are light, soft affldpliable; bñt the lpve for the novel and acaree WiH iiiake the yellow Italian braids most fashionable. Silk bonnets, plain on the frame, or else gathered and shirred as capotes and Normandys, are also among the choice selections. White bonnets, trimmed with very light colore, are the rule for straws ; the exceptions are black chips trimmed with the new light shades of yellow, green or red. Black lace bonnet of plain or of flgured net laid plainly on the frame are among the most elegant of the importations. NEW KID GLOVES. Kid gloves for the spring retain their long-wristed shapes, and are entirely without fanciful stitching or ornament, being merely bound at the top with white kid, while the titching on the bac'v i's èifflpl that mide necessary by overstitching the three seams, which is done in silk of the same shade as the kid. Gloves long enough to require three or four buttons at the wrist are most used for the street ; evening and ftill-dress gloves are much longer, requiring from six to twelvo buttons. Gray is the leading color for streetgloyes, and is shown in great variety, beginhing with pale Frehch gray, going through blue-grays and steel-gray down to the dark iron-gray and ink shades. Fine drab and putty shades are chosen by ladies of taste, because they are of unobtrusive hues, and the various wood colors are popular for the same reason. Cream color is more used than ever, and deeper yellow shades are now imported, such as straw, rnaize, and even buttercup color, to match the bonnet trimmings. Ink shades are sold all through the summer for morning wear and for traveling. Pinkish lavender and marine are offered agaiu after being dropped for a time. Undressed kid gloves are almost superseding dressed kid for street wear. They are brotlght out in medium and in dark shades of gray and brown for general use, while for more dressy costumes are tlie stylish light-drab shades, buff and pale French gray. For evening white vindressed kid gloves, and for deep mourning soft dull-black gloves of undressed kid are preferred to all others. For the summer the novelty will be long white lace mitts that reach up to the elbow. These are very mtxch worn in Paris at present, and ladies who have been abroad are introducing them here. WHITE MüSLIN WRAPPEKS. The newest white muslin wrappers are made of nansook, trimmed with bands of Hamburg insertion and plain or frilled edging. They are in princesse shape, perfectly plain down the front and sides, quite narrow in the skirt, and are finished down the middle of the back by a princesse pleating set in below the Marguerite waist low on the tournure, and forming a fan train. The insertion is placed straight up each front, crosses over the shoulders, and is in each of the three seams that shape the back. In others it has the outline of a sacque that is longer in front than behind. NEW PEBCALE DRBSSES. Imported percale dresses for ladies are made with fitted basques and demitrained skirts, on which the upper skirt is draped, so as to form two aprons in front and a square drapery behind. These are made of dark-blue striped percale, brown or green, and are edged with white Hamburg-work. They cost $14 or $15. PAEASOLS. Parasols are coming into use again for the intermedíate seasons, for street and for carriage wear, while the larger sun umbrellas are to be reserved for ïnidsunimer. These parasols are chosen, according to the Parisian fashion, to match the dress with which they are worn, and may be made to order of the dress material. They are richly trimmed with, pleats, frills, fringe, and also witli embroidery. This embroidery is sometimes self-colored, and in other cases is of gay contrasting colors ; it appears not only on the parasol, but on the ruffle wliich edges it. Others have ruffles raveled out on each edge to form fringe, and some have Torn Thumb fringe set


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