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1580 Allessandro Allori. Pocket and pretty apron.

Giovanni Battista Moroni (Late Italian Renaissance painter, c 1520–1578) Isotta Brembati Grumelli

Love this velvet. Lucas Cranach the Elder- Saint Dorothea- 1530

High Res Detail from The Kitchen, 1580s by Vincenzo Campi (1536–1591). Italy. Note: back closure on pink kirtle, double ties on blue apron, sleeves tied together behind green kirtle, hair sewn into coiled bun.

Franc0 flemish - late 14th c. - early 15th C. Book of hours for the use of Rouen. Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele III 1. B. 27, fol. 85

Medieval wedding. Arthur's bride.

Giovanna Tornabuoni and attendants, detail of The Visitation by Giovanna Tornabuoni ca. 1488

Sofonisba Anguissola: Alessandro Farnese, Duke of Parma (c.1561)

Italian Working-class Dress: 1570-1600 Vicenzo Campi: The Fruit Seller, 1580 Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

Florentine style gown, circa 1555. Allessandro Allori’s portrait of Isabella de’ Medici, or Maria de’ Medici.

Hans Holbein the Younger. A sketch of a young Englishwoman between 1526 and 1528. "It’s very unusual to see women’s shoes in Medieval and Renaissance artwork."

1560s - lady by follower of Francesco Salviati del Rossi - super pretty

1480 research, the sort of dress my burgundy/gold giornea is based on.

I like the decoration. Also called brodoni. They were large, decorative puffs in the upper part of the sleeve (Landini 2005: 249). The wide sleeves of the 1510's started to narrow in the bottom and become wider at the top. In the 1530's they became gathered, and eventually also smaller, ending in decorative shoulder rolls in the 1550's. This fashion stayed until the end of the century.

Isabella de Medici By Allori or Bronzino 1570s

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The Master of Frankfurt, (1460 - ca 1533), The Holy Barbara (side hatch of a triptych)

Sleeveless kirtle; apron with neck drawstring in the front is neat, too. (from Birth of Rochus, 1475-1485, Germany)

Bianca Capello De Medici by Alessandro Allori, ca 1570-87

(Speculating it's Italian), late 1500s. Interesting in the lack of as many ruffles as I've seen.