Louis Ortiz comments that these unwieldy guardainfante dresses led to the development of the more streamlined tontillo. I intuitively feel her feet are resting on a stool about 50 cm above the floor (or she had long legs), but the over-skirt forms a shallow depression from which the bodice emerges. This shows a step in the evolution from this proto-tontillo to tontillo to panniers.
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Mar 16, 2012 3:53 PM
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