Marquise.de's caption for the lady's dress is, "First, there is the lady's cap that looks a bit like a mug placed upside down atop her head. It seems to be made of lace. A ruffle and bow in front are reminiscent of the fontange, which was in the process of dying out in the 1710s. The dress appears to be a typical mantua with pleated sleeves, somewhat limp cuffs (later, the cuffs became stiffer) and a train. The narrow robings (lapels) are of a different colour from the rest of the dress - that's a relatively late style. A short apron, trimmed with ruchings, has a pocket, apparently with a handkerchief hanging out of it. What's interesting about the engageantes is that they are made neither completely out of lawn nor completely out of lace as was usual, but of lawn with a lace edging."
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Jun 19, 2013, 9:11 PM
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