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Vintage Fashions - Fashionable Street Toilettes for Women - 1900

Fashionable Street Toilettes

FIGUREs Nos. 1941' AND 195 T.—FASHIONABLE STREET TOILETTES.

FIGURE No. I94 T.—This comprises a Ladies' coat and skirt, and is illustrated on page 577. The coat pattern, which is No. 4497 and costs 9d. or 20 cents, is in eight sizes for ladies from thirty to forty-four inches, bust measure, and is shown differently developed on page 600. The skirt pattern, which is No. 445I and costs 1s. or 25 cents, is in seven sizes from twenty to thirty-two inches, waist measure.

Unusual style and grace characterize the handsome street toilette here portrayed. Black velvet, light-gray cloth and black silk were associated in the present development of the mode, with bands of gray Astrakhan for trimming.

Gray silk frogs and loops effect the closing of the double-breasted coat, which is short at the sides and back and in pointed outline in front. The mode is designed to produce the long effect from shoulder to bust, and the high flare collar meets the ends of the broad revers. The two-seam sleeves are in scolloped outline at the wrist, and the coat shows the fashionable long shouldered effect.

The five-gored over-skirt individualizes 'the skirt, which is also in five-gored style with a short sweep. The bottom of the over-skirt is shaped in points, revealing a deep knife-plaiting, and there is an inverted box-plait at the back. The dip at the top in front may be either decided or conventional.

This attractive toilette would be extremely pleasing made of hunter's-green cloth, with silk in the same shade for the knife-plaiting and bands of greeu-and-gold braid to give the ornamental touches. Two shades of brown would be effective with bands of sable or beaver to trim.

Figure No. 195 T.—This represents a Ladies' coat and skirt., and is illustrated on page 577. The coat pattern, which is No. 4521 and costs 9d. or 20 cents, is in seven sizes for ladies from thirty to forty-two inches, bust measure, and is again portrayed on page 602. The skirt pattern, which is No. 451I and costs 1s. or 25 cents, is in seven sizes from twenty to thirty-two inches, waist measure, and is also pictured on page 610.

A blouse coat that will be found eXceptionally becoming to tall, slender figures and an extremely modish skirt are presented at this figure. Broadtail was selected for the coat, with Astrakhan for the collar, revers and cuffs, and a stitched cloth belt fastened with a dull gold buckle encircles the waist.

The coat, which is fashiouably known as the St. Petersburg blouse, is extremely stylish and shows the fronts turned back all the way in revers. It introduces the popular dip and is made with a fancy peplum. The full sleeves, finished with round cuffs, and flare collar, are becoming features.

An unusually graceful over-skirt of circular shaping and in pointed outline at the bottom and a circular flounce are the special features in the five-gored skirt, which is made with a short sweep. The fulness at the back of the over-skirt may he secured in gathers or ou inverted boX-plait, and the dip at the top in front may either be decided or conventional. A dark-gray miXed tweed was here employed to develop the skirt, with stitched bands of the material for a decorative finish.

Smooth-faced Venetian, broadcloth and light-weight Vicuna in black, automobile-red, royal or pastel blue and mode would be handsome for the development of the skirt, and velvet, velours, etc., for the coat.

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