ca. 1700 Stomacher of Italian mantua (Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Los Angeles, California USA)

From the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

This picture shows an example of the tape used to decorate the waistlines of mantuas as well as the tabbed bottom of the bodice. The over-skirt has a different embroidery, mainly limited to the margins, than the thoroughly embroidered under-skirt and bodice. The stomacher section ends with a tabbed handle.

Keywords:  1700, Italian, stomacher, revers, waist band, over-skirt

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