.KW YORK, Jan. 23. It Is useless'
I In tredlct Itie near decline of
J tho odd bodice, for lain advices
from I'arla state that they are
citEJ more thiui ever to the fore. len
der this head Imported modoU include
all waluls whoso textures differ from the
IVKt of the costume worn, whether It Is
tho trlmrnHt shirt-waist for morning or
tho most elegant evening corsage.
However, the uhlrt-wnlst of the I'arisl
enno In a very frivolous affair, as little
like llio stiff things Amorlcinm associate
with thn mime as could lm Imagined,
l'leferably In soft und limp materials, such
an mull, French nnd thin shirtings of
Bilk nnd cotton, Krrnrh women to whom a
dainty freshness 1m Indispensable to com
fort prefer these clrirn lug garmcnls to
warmer nnd more ex pensive ones for liouxo
us Here tin shirt-waist In delicate wash
textures Is mIhu ti feature of winter ward-
the "bloiipp beautiful." For, singular to
say, as far as negligees and fancy waists
are concerned, many Importers seem to
prefer London styles to French ones. In
the nm In more elaborate than Parisian
modes, they are nevertheless at times of
extreme simplicity, modest little bodices
of goffered delaine nnd tuekei roint d'e prit
liiin shown without a sign of other trim
ming. Tho three bodices In question, however,
cannot be uecusrd of exaggerated simplicity.
that does not boast some degree of decol
letage. Opera bodices, In truth, sometimes tum
ble completely from the shoulders, though
suspenders of some sort provide- security
A low opera waist of Ideal loveliness,
seen nt a performance of "Parsifal," was
almost bidden by a point lace Ix rtlia gath
ered at tho bust with two wreathes of small
pink roses. Four suspender straps of pink
velvet ribbon with silvery reflections held
It over the shoulders, and a plain white
flies In natural colors xxi mounted with
green enameled gold. But the third bag 19
the piece of the lot, and It Is dellciously
foolish to boot. Made of white silk net
embroidered with pearls, the front of the
bag shows a very good profile miniature
of the Empress Eugenie, done In the beads.
The mountings of the bag are mother-of-pearl
and gold, und when it opens a tiny
mirror rises to expose an ancient little
puff box at the back.
Hut to como down from the heights anil
to bags po&sible for the world which has
CHARMING PHASES OF THE BU)USM UKA17TIFUU
robes, nd nil the dainty flummeries of
the French styles has crept Into the do
Mannish shirt-waists are still seen, and
as of yore, perfect results nro only ob
tainable through the lest people, which
make fussier styles after all easier for tho
majority of women to accomplish.
A batch of delightful little bodices, lately
Imported, reveal some pretty and practi
cal fancies In trimming. A shirt-wuist of
absinthe green delaine boasts a deep purl
tan collar of saffron colored linen. This,
which is much in the shape of a pointed
rape, fastens at the front with a ladder
of saffron hone buttons und stitched linen
traps. The stock of the waist Itself Is
heavily embroidered with wool In the same
, shade, and double cuffs of the yellow linen
distinguish the sleeves.
Soft wools are likewise favored by tho
French makers for these funcy waists,
and besides delaine., albatross and the old
time cashmere are some of the materials
Used. Narrow ribbon velvets und laces of
roiny sorts often lift these to a point of
uncommon elegance. Details, such as
turnover collars and cuffs, and wide kid,
velvet or rlblHin belts, also do a deal tor
them, and so much are wide belt effects
admired that trimmings so disposed fre
quently create the look of a corset girdle.
Brilliant color la also a point with some
of tho Imported bodices, linen shirtwaists
with fancy details twing displayed In rich
Venetian reds and deep enamel blues,
greens and yellows. A waist In Venetian
red In a rare faded tone shows a novel
disposition of stitched bards. One of these
runs down the front of the garment, and
the shoulder Una Is emphasised with two
more, which end at the elbow puff of the
ileeve. A new kink Is an arrangement
of pointed talta which, cut In the waist
Itself, are stitched like the bands and but
tons over the ends of them.
Three fancier bodice follow these two
tunning yet simple waists, the trio demon
strating som of ths English notions of
Designed for dinner und theater wear,
two bio In velours chiffons. This texture
has superseded plain chiffon for winter
use, though It is by no means so durable.
In dead whites it displays a silvery sheen
which silver embroideries will further en
hance upon some low cut evening waist,
and the coiffure knot In this case may a!st
be a silver rose with gree.n satin leavej
and loops of white velvet ribbon.
Upon a pule bluo crepe waist embroid
eries In a deep yellow are used, these up
pllqueing an ornamental shoulder band and
holding down the cut-out work of the stock.
Yellow embroidery also shows on the deep
shoulder flounce, and upon the frills of
the elbow puff sleeves. This bodice but
tons at the back and yellow panne girdles
the waist. The velours chiffon creations
are respectively In white and asalea pink.
Tho white waist, which Is exclusively for
house or theater use, la cut round at the
neck and there trimmed in a way to
simulato a yoke with rows of apricot vel
vet ribbon, these connecting the points of
long laco medallions, whose other ends
extend far down on the waist. Sleeves
elbow lengta and In puff shape' and girdle
five Inches deep of bias apricot velvet.
With the pink waist, which fastens at the
back and displays a highly effective yoke,
liink panne velvet, shirring and cream
French lace are used.
As to the skirt which Is to accompany
any of these bodices, that must be de
termined by the quality of the garment.
With white evening waists of any descrip
tion, plain skirts of black vtlvet and white
and pale tinted cloth are much seen, and
If the occasion Is the theater, gayly tinted
bodices are conspicuous by their absence.
Tlte slilrt waists of high color mentioned
are used by the French exclusively for
morning wear, and are sported with black
gowns of extreme simplicity. Those Been
at theater or opera are either white or In
hues so coolly delicate as to seem scarcely
tinted, and Um gala waist la rare Indeed
velvet skirt was tho lower garment.
Numbers of velvet skirts ore worn at the
opera, and it Is curious to see how enter
prising beauties will make one accomplish
with several bodices tho look of as many
complete changes of toilet. A durk young
matron, to whom wine color Is becoming,
has a (rained velvet skirt In this shade,
which she varies with three separate
bodices. One is of cream satin, with white
and wine colored velvet knots about tho
decolletage. Another stunning low bodice
Is s aiT ron colored lace, belted with a wine
colored girdle, below which hang little
postillion tails at the back. Still another
is of shaded pink chiffons the darkest tint
reaching almost a wine Bhade and the palest
being in the faintest axalea pink.
Black Is not much seen at the theater,
but occasionally a theater bodice In black
net Illuminated with spangles and Jet is
seen. One such has a hugh breast chou of
scarlet that flames like some superb flower.
A band of heavier sequlned work encircle
the decolletage of this waist, the outside
portion of whose charming elbow aleevea
shows ornamental ploces of the same. A
little above the elbow a band of scarlet
Ilk holds them into the arm, and the
whole front of the bodice, which Is worn
with a black velvet skirt, is In narrow
Delightful details of the evening get up
nowadays are the handbags of brocade
silks and bead work. These receptacles,
which are Intended to hold the opera
glasses, fan. handkerchief and smelling
bbttle. are as ornamental aa useful. Some
of the silk cross-stltched and beaded ones
are precious posscsssions, for In the smaller
si sea a number of these are genuine an
tiques, which aristocratic dames show off
at the opera and theater. Exquisite inher
itances in this direction are three bags, on
of yellow canvas embroidered with cut steal
and mounted with steel; one of cross stitch
bowing a tangled matwork of dragon.
no expectation of family heirlooms, or
money to buy the precious antiquities
sometimes shown in the jewelry shops. The
silk and embroidered ones of the stores
begin at prices to suit moderate purses,
and all good places sell the mountings for
home-made affairs. The attaching of these
is, of course, difficult; but after the bag
is made and lined, the mounting may be
put on at the Jewelers at a very small cost.
The bags and mountings are alse some
times attached by a narrow section of cro
chet work, which will be covered with a
band of tinsel or lace or ribbon rucking.
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