This is a low-resolution image that does not stand up well to enlarging, but it's the best I could find. From Wikimedia.
Magdalena Sybilla's skirt has the semi-full shape that would dominate until almost the end of the century combined with the higher waistline of the 1630s often seen on portraits of Queen Henrietta Maria. This is a spectacular dress with balloon virago sleeves adorned with rosettes and lace cuffs and a satin underskirt and bodice trimmed with a lace ruff and bertha under gold jewelry. Her sleeves and bodice appear to be made of vertically striped gold brocade. The contrasting simple black over-dress shows the brocade, satin, and ornaments off in a spectacular way.
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Jan 30, 2014, 10:28 PM
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