Dresses of foulard, or washing silk, are every day becoming more and more numerous. The extreme lightness and softness render them peculiarly appropriate to the present season.
They are worn in every variety of colour and pattern. A mantelet of the same material as the dress, and trimmed with black lace, has a very pretty effect. Foulard promises to supersede chaly, at least until the cool autumnal weather shall restore the latter to its wonted favour.
Mantelets of silk or foulard are edged round with a bordering of vandykes cut out, or with a full fall of black lace, or with a fancy trimming formed of the material of which the mantelet is made.
Painted gros de Naples is occasionally seen both in morning and evening dress. Its costliness renders it very recherché.
Some beautiful scarfs have just been imported from Paris, of a new manufacture called gaze de Japan. They are made in a variety of colours, but rich flowered patterns on dark grounds appeared to be preferred.
White is more generally worn this summer than it has been for several season past. Morning dresses of jaconet or cambrie muslin, with a bordering of needlework at the top of the hem, are extremely fashionable. We have also observed some dresses of white striped muslin.
Nothing is more fashionable than collars and tours de cou of black lace. Broad figured ribbons are sometimes edged with black lace, and tied round the neck.