sfarmer at sabre.goldsword.com
Tue Apr 6 10:06:26 PDT 2004
> Begging the obvious, but it's just a particular style. It's not meant
> to close in front--think of things like some coats on 18th c. gentlemen,
> or the reoccuring fashion in my lifetime, certainly, to wear a coat or
> jacket "open."
I wondered about that, but I hadnt seen it anywhere else -- and *they*
always say it's not real unless you can show it on more than one Real
Person (as opposed to Allegorical Persons) :-)
Reckon it would "fasten" to the underdress to stay in place? Boning?
> > I think this one is even worse .....
> > <http://www.goldsword.com/sfarmer/SCA/Paintings/gower_MaryDenton48.jpg>
> > You see just enough of the skirt -- What's with the black "overdress"
> > that doesn't meet in the front .....
> > Jerusha
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