Fashion for one’s villa (June 1855)
This apricot-coloured silk dress is composed of two skirts, each decorated with small flounces which come together at the front so as to form an apron. The flounces are so arranged as to form a point. The first skirt has five flounces, the second four. The body is high, held together by braided loops, and has a waistcoat-like opening; it has three flounces arranged in the same manner as those on the two skirts. The sleeves have narrow flounces which also form a point. There is a collar of Venetian point-lace. Duchess sleeves are composed of three flounces of Venetian point-lace. Gold bracelets are chased and enamelled in the oriental style. Greyish lilae gloves and a bonnet of white crape with tufts of white azaleas complete the outfit.