1685 Mademoiselle Soissons

This 1685 print of Mademoiselle Soissons shows how fashion abruptly changed in the 1680s with slimmer skirts and high elaborate headdresses. The high lace tower of the Fontanges headdress is in style and would be for two more decades. The 1600s costume site kipar.org has a page devoted to variations of the Fontanges headdress here.

She appears to be wearing a coat with slashed sleeves over a dress with a laced bodice. Her engageantes and bertha-modesty piece appear to be parts of her chemise. Her vee-waistline is highlit by a furbelow.

Keywords:  Fontanges headdress, trapezoidal neckline, laced bodice, elbow length puffed sleeves, slashed sleeves, bertha-modesty piece, chemise, cuffs, engageantes, vee waistline, furbelow, coat, train


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