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1570s Florentine Ensemble

Silk damask veste* (overgown), lined in blue silk taffeta and orange silk taffeta.


Santi di Tito, Portrait of a gentlewoman, c. 1570. Private Collection, London.


High necked sottana (undergown) in cream silk satin with gold braid trim and gold buttons, lined in linen and edged in silk satin.

* As is often the case, there are multiple possible terms for this combination of undergown and overgown in 16th century Italy, but I have chosen to adhere to the definition provided by Roberta Landini and Bruna Niccoli, per the glossary in Moda a Firenze, p. 252.


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