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The upper sleeves interest me. Actually the whole dress does. Fabric, edging, and all.
(Speculating it's Italian), late 1500s. Interesting in the lack of as many ruffles as I've seen.
Detail from St George and the Dragon, by Jost Haller commons.wikimedia.... The lacing oversleeves are interesting, as is the front closure.
Albrecht Duerer, Lady on Horseback and Landsknecht. c. 1497. Check out the shoe detail on him; VERY interesting and different style than the average cow mouth shoe.
gotta love how she's got her sleeves tied behind her out of the way.
Tranzado 1493 - this is one I think everyone should look at, purely to observe how the sleeves are attached.
details such as edging, clips?, pinned sleeve, edging on the veils, this is wow details.
Medieval beaded sleeve old.medievalbeads...
Unknown Florentine Painter - 'Portrait of a Lady' I like the lacings on the sleeves and across the bodice.
A beautiful posthumous painting of Isabel of Castile; Renaissance Queen of Spain along side her husband Ferdinand of Aragon II. Isabel was mother to Juana of Castile & Katharine of Aragon.
A portrait of William Of Orange. By Adriaen Thomasz Key, 1580.
Particolored, awesome hat, awesome sleeves! "Portrait of a young Lady from Lübeck (c. 1520)" by Jacob van Utrecht, housed in the Louvre.