later 15th century (after 1471) Northern Netherlands - Enkhuisen?
University of Oxford, Bodleian Library
MS. Buchanan f. 1: Book of Hours
fol. 10v - detail of the Virgin from the Annunciation
Mary is inside, with her hair loose and only in her kirtle. Although images of this one figure can be hardly ever classified as accurate depictions of contemporary fashion (her hair is loose most of the time and the gowns she wear are really never in the-latest-trend style), this particular detail shows a lovely example of 15th century kirtle. It is laced in front, the neckline is a deep scoop and the bodice is tightly fitted (although the sleeves are not).