This portrait of Maria Luisa Orleans shows her dressed in a saya-like dress,
Her sleeves are slashed to reveal black or dark under-sleeves, an interesting combination. Her dress looks very Iberian with a large skirt. The sleeves are narrow, but still puffed and slashed. There are a number of images of her on the Internet that show she wore her hair very long, over a century before Empress Elisabeth of Austria, with some to the front and the rest to the back.
Keywords: Maria Luisa de Orleans, Orléans family, Habsburg family, Queen, Spanish, long straight coiffure, straight neckline, ruff, bertha, lace, deep vee waistline, full close sleeves, slashed sleeves, saya, engageantes, farthingale, bows, jeweled bodice ornament, brooch, watch
Dec 25, 2009 9:38 PM
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