[sottana] with sleeves, c.1560, Pisa, Museo di Palazzo Reale.
petticoat is made up of bodice, skirt (falda) and
detached sleeves. The latter are decorated with small
vertical slashes. The arrangement of the embroidered
bands is identical to that of Eleonora's funeral dress,
as indeed is the tailoring."
Moda a Firenze
1540 - 1580, Roberta Orsi Landini and Bruna
Niccoli, Edizioni Polistampa, Florence, 2005