Her high, almost Empire high, vee-waistline is the dominant design element of her dress making her appear tall. The thin false sleeves bared by the openings in her hanging sleeves look gaunt while her décolletage is impressive. There is no vestige to be seen of a farthingale.
Keywords: 1620, Gheeraerts the Younger, British, frizzy coiffure, scoop décolletage, feathered headdress, floating ruff, bertha, hanging sleeves, cuffs, lace, high vee waistline, full skirt
Dec 26, 2009 9:41 AM
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