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FASHIONS FOR DECEMBER. (From Le Follet.) Each week brings some new novelty in the shape of new material, or something at any rate, making its reappearence with a fresh name. Some of the new designs are truly, splendid; one or two of them we: must just allude to in passing. First, are those of black, blue green, or gold-coloured satin. These shades are the most distingu6es, and form the ground, upon which are nar row stripes imitating emine, with a wide space between them, upon which are med aillons of rich colours. Others-which equally deserve description-embroidered poult de soie of light shades. A wide row down each side of the front breadth, from the waist to within about twelve inches of the bottom, of a very rich design and ending in aigullettes, is entirely for med by embroidery. A kind of ribbon, matching in design, runs besides these the same distance down the skirt, but is carried all round about twelve inches from the bot tom, these inches acd the whole of the front breadth being dotted over with small flowers, embroidered. This embroideey is white, and on mauve, puile blue, light green rose of do Bengale, &c., produces a very charming effect. There are also elegant moire antiques, with satin stripes, and poult do soles, with gold and silver bees, ozr birds embroidered on tulle. For evening dresses, we have seen tulle worked with gold and red, or silver and black birds, and a similar pattern is being prepared in satins. For, more unpretending costumes, there is the endless variety of foulards. Nor must we neglect to mention that a toilette 1 altogether of cloth is likely to be fashion able this winter; and although cloth dress is certainly rather heavy, it has this advan tage-it will never be commonly worn. We must admit, however reluctantly, 1 that the rage for bright, tawdry trimmings, I has not yet disappeared. Glass is most I extensively used as jewellery (if it may be I so called), glass beads of various colours, t and it is much mixed with many of the c trimmings now worn. Velvet galons, with

a crystal, pearl, or gold, or even fringe, with in crystal or sequins and. fringes with pendants e- of crystal or gold in the passementerie a heading,- have had a great success ; but ,. whichever be used in the trimming, crystal se or gold, the whole parure should be of the re same. Cameo buttons are also much worn. r. Cluny lice is quite as fashionable as ever; IV. indeed, it is used so very much just now af that we can hardly expect its reign will be is long. th Before commencing our usual list of a toilettes, we will just call our readers' atteu ed tion to some very stilish dresses we have ne remarked, and which, to ladies economical: IS ly inclined, may give a hint how to make ed use of some dress obliged to be thrown ag aside from its want of sufficient length for the present fashion. The bottom of the he skirt is composed of a wide baud of black r.g satin, and from this bands also of black er. satin are carried half way up the skirt he wide at the bottom, but gradually decreas Y. ing until they finish scarcely wider than a thread. This on a ground of mauve, blue, voilet, or Vesuve moir antique is very effec rg tive; it has a very good effect also when at the band is made of the same colour as the on dress, only of a deeper shade. As the time is approaching when ball In dresses wiil be in extra requisition, we b. commence this month with- te A toilette of blue ttlle bouillonnee on over blue satin.. Between each, bouillon of 'a fringe of thick silk and white bo?as.. e, The fringe is. put romund the top of the d- body and trims the sleeves. u' A skirt oi white tulle, worked with 'I small gold beads, very small and wide Ir. apart, 'with a fourreau of black satin, in scalloped at the bottom, very short, fall re ing over the tulle skirt. This is em to broidered with dead gold on the shoul n- ders, from which long chains are draped ul across the body. A robe of gold-coloured tulle, . with it, trimming of silver foliage, Very 'low I's body, with berthe of plaited tulle, edged is with silver leaves. Bouillonnees sleeves. in Chemisotto of point de Venise. Head bI dress of gold and silver grapes, with pur-. 'r ple leaves. A white imperial velvet dress; all the to seams are piped with blue satin. The as bottom of the skirt is trimmed with two ise chicoroees of blue crape, headed with a na bias fold of white satin, which is carried 1Y up each side. A series of white satin and blue crape rosettes or bows are n placed up the front. The body, which is at low, is formed of alternate stripes, or at folds of white imperial velvet and blue to satin, and is finished off with a rucho at m the 'top. The sash is of bias satin, and me tied at the side. A dress of pink terry velvet. The bottom of the skirt is worked with silver c beads and silver braid. Tunic of pink t, tulle, embroidered with silver, looped up in at the side by a bouquet of daisies with of silver hearts and foliage, and two ends of Df white moire. Low body, with plastron to worked with silver beads and braid. A similar embroidery is carried round the ,. back and the sleeves, and a small bouquet t is placed on the loft side of the body. " A white tulle dress, with a white satin h flounce round the bottom, and a second 'g edging a rich tablier, composed of narrow flounces of tulle separated by three rows of black velvet and threads of goldl. Low body, open in front in V shape; the r opening filled in with narrow frills and y velvet, matching the front of the skirt. SHoead-dress of gold fruit and black velvet. r Evening dress of white foulard, with orango-coloured spots. Long skirt, with t only two plaits-ono at the back, the e other at the front-trimmued with two e scalloped bands of orange taffetas, edged with white Cluny guipure. Low body of orange taffetas, with long basques, trimmed also. with Cluny guipure. The bonnets are worn quite as small as those of last month, and although theo a fanchon may be still seen at the theatre, the Empire is decidedly the coiffure do ville. Felt is gaining favour, and some very elegant bonnets are made of this material. Thus, a bonnet of silver-drab felt with straight curtain of the same, trimmed with a torsade of velvet the same colour, and a small bird at the side. Bandeau of turquoise, blue velvet and silver leaves. Blue strings. A blue velvet bonnet, the curtain edged with blonde. Pull drawn crown. At the side, bouclettos of blue velvet and long silver sleeves. Bandeau, a grecquo of silver enamelled in black and a large. daisy of white velvet. Blue strings. A bonnet of chinchilla plush, trimmed with grecque of poncoau velvet and a cord of jet interlaced above the curtain. From this trimming fall two feathers of the polican, silvered to mnatch the plush. Bandeau of poncoan velvet and wild roses, with a cord of jet. White strings. Bonnet of tulle spotted with black chenilleo; curtain of black volvet sur-E mounted by a gold grecque. At the side a bow of black velvet with a gold arrow hmd feathers. The crown is of black velvet with a gold grecque all rolnd. A chapeau Empire of blue velvet and white tullo; that is to say, the crown, in stead of being the same as the front, is of tulle; a star of jot 'set in silver is placed on the curtain, which is very narrow and made of plaited velvet. A black velvet bonnet, edged with white plush trimmed with a torsado of black and gold, and small white feathers. Strings of white moire. We must not neglect to give somei m models of the Pamela bonnet, which, on although from its shortness at the ears is ge becon ing only to a young faco, is in fiavour with some. Thus, a bonnet of th black and ruby velvet trimmed with ll feathers of each colour, the inside trimmed with a band of velvet and agrafe of of gold. Auothoer was of mauve velvet, with ornaments of blonde and silver. ti