The over-dress of this ensemble is more of a vest or caftan nipped in at the waist and secured with one pair of straps. This dress has upper puffed sleeves that re-emerged in the Napoléonic era. The under-dress features a distinct bodice with a basque waistline and under-skirt. The origins of the over-dress are hidden under the bertha and wide collar.
Keywords: 1630, Italian, square neckline, bertha, lace, collar, over-dress, long upper puffed close sleeves, cuffs, bodice, basque waistline, under-skirt
May 26, 2013, 11:50 PM
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