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   O F F   T H E  

S H O U L D E R

Necklines of the Cavalier period tended to be low, wide and horizontal like this off-the-shoulder gown pictured here.

 

                      Portrait of Lucretia Boudaen, 1600's

                                                       Jacob van Loo

 

“A fine lady’s clothes are not old by being worn but by being seen.”

 

                                                                                  Richard Steele,

                                                                        The Tender Husband.

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