25661Skirts & bodices was Re: Tudor Details
- Oct 3, 2002
> Despite my and my apprentices' best efforts over tooThis isn't evidence, just something to think on...
> long, we have found not one bit of reliable evidence supporting
> either seperate bodice/skirt garments or a waistbanded skirt.
I just put a picture called "3 women" in Morwenna's Photos. It's
cropped from the painting "A Wedding [or Fete] at Bermondsey" by Joris
Hoefnagel in 1575 (as memory serves). There's 3 lower-class women
wearing bodices that are different colors from their skirts. It could
be an argument for "separates". I used to think the woman with her
back to us showed a gap between bodice and skirt, but now I believe
it's her apron strings.
The painting as a whole has a great range of classes of dress. There
are women in open gowns, women in closed gowns, the 3 lovelies
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