This is a fascinating dress! It appears to consist of a black-and-silver or black-and-white pretzel-pattern overlay of a tan or off-shite under-garment, possibly the one providing her partlet. Her sleeves are gargantuan virago (accordion) sleeves covering banded under-sleeves. Her over-garment has a wrap around bateau neckline.
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Jan 30, 2013, 4:23 PM
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