Re:A different style of dress
- Wow! Medieval nursing dresses. How convenient--just let down the front and
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- I have seen similar outfits in paintings of "goddesses" (usually Athena) or
renditions of classical era women and I think costumes for Carnival. The
first picture looks like it may be Athena as her right hand appears to
possible hold a spindle(?)(spinning impliment)
I've seen this sketch by Micheangelo a couple of times:
A didn't really think much of it other than it was really odd looking.
However, I've also now found this sketch:
which shows a similar styled dress from about the same time period.
Has anyone else seen this? I have a few ideas on construction but my
guess is that the dress would act as a "cupless bra" given the
construction and that there is some sort of band or bodice beneath the
dress given the look of both sketches. Any thoughts?