The Vaux Passional – ©National Library of Wales

circa page from the Vaux Passional,Peniarth MS illuminated miniature depicts Henry VII enthroned;and in the background on the left Margaret Tudor,Mary Tudor, and the future Henry VIII beside an empty bed in the aftermath of the death of Elizabeth of York.

The gabled hood was really an impressive piece of headwear when you think about it.

I like the double trim around the neck. Also, a higher neck and wider at the shoulders. Less cleavage but less likely to fall off. The trim looks like braid and beading.

(right out of a Tissot painting...)

A grey moire taffeta ball gown trimmed with pink silk, circa with pointed front bodice, the polonaised skirt draped and cascading from the back, apron-like over skirt is made of grey organza.

To the left is the modern under wire bra and to the right is my Lengberg castle brassiere dress.

Lengberg Castle brassiere – comparison

To the left is the modern under wire bra and to the right is a Lengberg castle brassiere dress.**amazing how the type of bra changes your body shape!

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