questions about a picture and bodice
- Hi all,
Does anyone know where/when this painting is from?
(hopefully that link works)
I saw it on a web page somewhere but can't find it anywhere alse. It
looks italian to me, but I've been known to be wrong many times
before :) I have fabric in that exact shade of blue that I've been
hoping to sew into a dress.
Also, I have another question if you don't mind. For renaissance
dresses, the bodice should end at the natural waist right? Like where
the crease is when you bend to the side? At the last rib? I ask
because I apparently have a very short waist. It's pretty much right
under my breast.
- Hi April
I have never seen that picture before, so I too would love more info
To me it looks 1490-ish, possible late 80s.
> Also, I have another question if you don't mind. For renaissancewhere
> dresses, the bodice should end at the natural waist right? Like
> the crease is when you bend to the side? At the last rib? I askNope. You have the right location of the natural waist (for me its
> because I apparently have a very short waist. It's pretty much right
> under my breast.
above my bellybutton and under my lowest rib, closer to the rib than
the belly button)but dresses didn't have a natural waist through the
entire renaissance in Italy. I think in the late renaissance they may
have, but I know in the 1470s and 80s and 90s the waists were between
natural and underbust. There are some dramatically high waists seen
actually, but they were all generally high at this point. I am not
sure when the fashion went back to natural again, nor if they stayed
that way till the end, but there were times in the renaissance when the
waist was above natural.
- Florence, 147? - 1500.
One woman's interpretation
From my understanding, this gown is usually considered to be about a 1/4" to
1/2" above the natural waistline.