1585-1590 (between) Margherita Gonzaga Este (1564-1618) by Giovanni Bahuet (auctioned by Dorotheum)

Her Wikipedia article is here.

From Wikimedia; flaws at and within the twentieth of the width next to the left edge and the right edge were removed with Photoshop.


This shows how a saya derives from a tight-fitting dress and a surcote above that also provides  redundant hanging sleeves. The buttons could be functional.

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