Anne de Pisseleu, Duchesse d'Étampes by François Clouet (Musée Condé, Chantilly)

François Clouet did several portraits of Anne de Pisseleu, including this one showing her wearing a dress with a natural waistline.

Photo - René-Gabriel Ojéda

She is plainly dressesd, right down to the un-girdled natural waistline. The forward row of pearls of her French hood appears to lead to a chin strap.

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