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Fancy dresses
described;

OR,

WHAT TO WEAR AT FANCY BALLS.


By ARDERN HOLT.



FIFTH EDITION.



LONDON:
DEBENHAM & FREEBODY,
WIGMORE STREET AND WELBECK STREET;
WYMAN & SONS, 74–76, GREAT QUEEN STREET;
AND ALL BOOKSELLERS.


ENTERED AT STATIONERS' HALL.

DEBENHAM & FREEBODY

Invite an inspection of their Novelties and Specialties in

COURT DRESSES AND TRAINS,

PRESENTATION DRESSES,

BALL, EVENING, AND VISITING DRESSES,

COSTUMES,

TAILOR-MADE JACKETS AND GOWNS,

TEA-GOWNS, DRESSING-GOWNS,

MANTLES, MILLINERY,

AND

WEDDING TROUSSEAUX.


SEPCIAL DESIGNS IN

NATIONAL, HISTORICAL, AND FANCY COSTUMES
FOR TABLEAUX, THEATRICALS, AND
FANCY BALLS.

DEBENHAM & FREEBODY,
WIGMORE STREET & WELBECK STREET,
LONDON, W.

PREFACE.

THE Fourth Edition of Ardern Holt's "Fancy Dresses Described" being exhausted, we have made arrangements for the publication of the Fifth Edition with such corrections as experience dictates, and a very large addition to the number of characters detailed.

The suggestions we have received have been carefully noted, and the result is a larger and more comprehensive work than any hitherto published.

The inquiry for Coloured Plates has induced us to select sixteen favourite Models for Illustration in Colours, of a completely new character, as well as a new series of smaller Illustrations, and we trust they will add greatly to the usefulness of the book.

The Author's name is a guarantee for the correctness of the descriptions and accuracy of details; and we have endeavoured (as in former editions) to maintain such simplicity as will enable many ladies to produce the costumes at home.

DEBENHAM & FREEBODY.

London:
Wigmore Street and Welbeck Street,

December, 1887.