Sumptuary laws, made by Cosimo, allowed for one gold giorgeria (Moda a Firenze).
The fresco, by Allori (1588) is found on the cieling of the Arcade vault in the Pitti Palace (Pitti Palace: all the Museums, p 75, Patterns of Fashion 4, p 16). This show 6 women in thier toilette and washing linens. The first one seems to show ties for under the arms (and not a specific armhole). The second shows this rectangular shaping better. It also shows long ties at one edge (bottom, front of the partlet) as would be suggested by the research in Moda a Firenze about long ties around the waist to hold the partlet in place (p
Examples: worn in portraiture:
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