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Vintage Fashions - Gowns for Brides and Bridesmaid - 1900

Gowns for Bride and Bridesmaid


FIGURE No. 190 T.— LADIES' PRINCESS DRESS—This dress is illustrated on page 575. The pattern, which is No. 4529 and costs is or 30 cents, is in six sizes for ladies from thirty-two to forty-two inches, bust measure, and is again shown 4542 on page 592.

A more charming bridal gown could scarcely be desired than the one here portrayed, developed in ivory white satin and all-over lace. Frills of lace, white satin ribbon and sprays of orange blossoms are employed as garniture. The dress shows the faultless adjustment which distinguishes. the princess modes.

The fancy bolero, which contributes greatly to the attracfiveness of the design, is gracefully curved to be quite shallow at the centre of the back and caught up at the left side in front to produce a draped effect. The full-length sleeves are in this instance omitted, and the bolero sleeves are finished at their fancy lower edge with a frill of lace. Similar frills outline the bolero and are arranged about the bottom of the skirt, which may be made with a full-length or demi train.

The high stock is deepest at the sides, and the long tulle veil is held in place by a wreath of orange blossoms.

Crêpe de Chine and voile are also used for bridal toilettes and would reproduce the mode prettily combined with accordion-plaited and tucked chiffon.

FIGUURE No. I91 T.— I.ADIES' TOILETTE.—This embraces a Ladies' basque-waist and skirt, and is illustrated on page 575. The waist pattern, which is No. 45I3 and costs 9d. or 20 cents, is in seven sizes for ladies from thirty to forty-two inches, bust measure, and is differently pictured on page 604. The skirt pattern, which is No. 4358 and costs 1s, or 25 cents, is in nine sizes from twenty to thirty-six inches, waist measure.s

Mode and a contrasting shade of blue crêpe de Chine and velvet are here united in this toilette, with figured white chiffon for the lower portion of the sleeves. The basque-waist is distinguished by groups of tucks that extend from the neck to the lower edge at the back and to deep yoke depth at the front. Between each group of tucks a band of insertion is arranged, and a graceful effect is produced by full drapery portions that meet in a large chou at the bust.

A narrow belt with crossed ends follows the lower edge of the waist and emphasizes the dip at the front. The sleeves, which are in Bulgariau style, have the upper part tucked to harmonize with the waist proper, while the full under-portions are completed with wristbands and topped by fanciful cuffs.

The skirt, in short-sweep length, is of circular shaping and is tucked in tablier outline, an underfolded box-plait disposing of the fulness at the back. It is made with a becoming dip at the top and has a live-gored foundafion. Rows of narrow blue velvet ribbon supply decoration.

Voile, nun's-vailing, cashmere, Liberty silk and satin are materials which will develop the toilette attractively in combination with chiffon or other appropriate fabrics.

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