Image #58, Mores Italiae, 1575 | Morgandonner.com

I have noticed several images, mostly late century Italian, showing women wearing some sort of apron-like skirt that goes all the way around their normal dress skirt.

Peasants harvesting grain. Trevilian Miscellaney, 1602

Trevilian Miscellaney, Curious as to her ensemble being a sleeveless jacket over a skirt with sleeves pined in, or a sleeveless jacket (possibly even a knit one) over a full sleeved dress.

Ascension Day Dress on MorganDonner.com

Peasant Women in the Region Surrounding Venice, Seen in Venice on the Day of the Ascension of Our Lord, a Venetian Holiday and Fair’ Print and text by Cesare Vecellio

Allesandro Allori, 1595. Nota bene Placement of sleeve attachments. I LOVE this style of gown, like, to distraction.

1595 Allesandro Allori, Birth of the Virgin. Nota bene Placement of sleeve attachments. I LOVE this style of gown, like, to distraction.

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16th Century, Medieval, Baskets

Stock Photo #4069-2386, French peasant carrying cheeses, 1577 engraving from Habitus praecipuorum popularum

Stock Photo French peasant carrying cheeses, 1577 engraving from Habitus praecipuorum popularum

Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) Portrait of a Young Woman

Starlight Masquerade Glamorous Handmade Costumes Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) Portrait of a Young Woman

Leaf from Book of Italian Costumes 1588, similar to something seen in Cesare Veccellio's engravings of world fashion

I'm not loving the flaming shade of fuchsia with red trim. And look at the striped sleeves! Niclauss Kippell, Book of Italian Costumes, 1588

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