Plush in rich qualities is largely used for wraps this season. There are beautiful figured plushes on blush in ball wraps and other set designs. These are shown chiefly in black and the darkest shades of brown and blue, rather than in more pronounced colors.
Matalasse goods are also shown in black, colors, shades of colors, and Persian effects. They are made up into comfortable long coats or Russian circulars, with trimming of fur or moss trimming of sewing silk, and linings of satin or corded silk.
Evening wraps are especially gorgeous this season with color and embroidery. There are short jeweled Henri Trois clocks, which are caps with high shoulders and flaring Medici collar embroidered in gold and Parisian gems.
There are many luxurious long cloaks lined with white Mandarin lamb in the circular shape, which are so easy to put off and on, and do not crush a handsome dress beneath them. Some of these circulars are made of heavy royale arinure silk, others are of white and gold brocade.
All white cloaks of heavy silk are liked with the high, large collars of Mandarin lamb at the throat, and extending down the front, forming their only trimming.
Colors for the season
There are a few distinctively new shades in evening silk. Jewel colors, turquoise blue, amethystine purples, sapphire blue, topaz yellow, are all evening colors. Ficelle, or natural flax color, is a popular gray huge, and vizier, a dull shade of purple copies from the royal robes of the Oriental Minister of State, is another color.
The bluest blues shown in silk this season are the same as the cornflower blues of a few years since, and are a strong, pronounced, and trying color, but one always producing a striking effect combined with coquelicot or poppy reds. It has been the aim of dressmakers to secure colors that will produce the most brilliant and beautiful effects when embroidered with the gold and jeweled work on the season. All varieties of Parisian gems, to[paz, turquoise, sapphires, opals, and emeralds are used in these embroideries on mousseline de soie or fine Brussels net, which is used to veil silk in colors harmonizing with the gems.
Victorian fashions shown below: Imported wrap of fine beaver cloth, Handsome beaver cloth wrap, Elegant cloth wrap, Stylish Berlin beaver cloth wrap, Berlin cloth wrap
Victorian fashions shown below: Stylish Newmarket in English beaver cloth, Very pretty Newmarket, Imported beaver cloth Newmarket, New design in French beaver cloth, English Newmarket
Victorian fashions shown below: Sicilian silk circular, Hampster fur lined circular with Sicilian silk covering, Fine Ottoman silk circular lined with muskrat, Ottoman silk circular with squirrel lining, Handsome Sicilian silk circular with Siberian squirrel lining
Victorian fashions shown below: Fine gros grain silk suit, Stylish suit of fine gros grain silk, Elegant costume of fine gros grain silk, Pretty costume of gros grain silk, Handsome costume of fine quality gros grain silk
Victorian fashions shown below: Pretty cashmere suit, Pretty serge cloth suit, One of the leading styles in a fine cashmere suit, Stylish suit of ladies’ cloth, Handsome suit of fine cashmere