This 1686 fashion plate shows a pair of ladies dressed for warm weather wearing fashionable dress and high ornamented coiffures with fripons over the eyes.
As in the previous image, a Lady has put her train over the bench.
The lady to the left has ribbons arranged en échelle over the central part
(possibly a stomacher) of her bodice - a prominent feature of dresses in
the next century. The bodice worn by the lady to the right appears to have
lapels, possibly revers for the stomacher of her bodice.
Keywords: 1686, Fontanges headdress,
veil, bag wig, scoop neckline, ribbons en échelle, bows, elbow length close
sleeves, engageantes, modesty piece, chemise, full skirt, revers,
stomacher, fan, mask, necklace, shoes
Dec 17, 2010, 3:18 PM
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