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CLOTH AND SILK.
Never perhaps has an autumn brought with it more gracious fashions than those ive enjoy to-dny. The wealth of silken materials, all at prices no greuter than we are asked to pay for good woollen stuffs, makes it possible for even the eco-' notntcal womnn to wear something in which she fools richly elad. And the wonderful range of shndes and tones in the brown
mid orange and henna and yellow colours j that aro at the moment most popular,, lend a special charm to any gatherings'
where well-dressed women predominate. The two pictures selected for reproduction
this week 'illustrate some of the most attractive features of the prevailing styles.
The first design was carried out in silk marocain, the ' trimming being of orna- mental braid set in rows on the low belt, and arranged to form a pattern in alter- nate horizontal ond vertical rows on the bodice. Any of the cloakey silks or self
patterned jacquard or matelasse stufÎB, or even a plain supple cloth could be used for the dress. In the second design fine cloth and brocaded silk were combined, the only decoration consisting of a double line of fancy stitching between the plain and fancy materials.-' Both dresses have the long tight sleeve which a few slender women arc again adopting, but wider sleeves could well be substituted.