Isn't it easy to get distracted when you should be doing something that you don't enjoy doing? It is the last month of the academic year where I am, and I have tons to do. But all I want to do is anything else! I am thinking about tourney dresses for next year. It gets so hot in the southern parts of Australia that a gown with removable sleeves is a very practical option.
Here are some lovely portraits for you to admire-
The Fruit Seller by Vincenzo Campi - from http://ghpoetryplace.blogspot.com.au
(I love this outfit; especially the partlet.)
Ghirlandaio's Portrait of a Girl - from wikipaintings.org
(A high neckline will reduce sunburn, and front opening is always very practical.)
Ghirlandaio's Portrait of a Woman - from wikipaintings.org
(Very similar to the portrait above. I really like the little caul that she is wearing.)
Portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni by Ghialandaio - from en.wikipedia.org
(This ensemble is just gorgeous; love the sleeves, love the bodice, love it all! I wish I could do that hairstyle.)
Ghirlandaio's Portrait of a Woman - from artcyclopedia.com
(The partlet in this one is probably ideal for the Australian sun because the back of my neck always gets toasted.)
I am no closer to actually making a decision on what style to go with for a new tourney dress, but I have a lot of options to consider.