12_3.jpg (280×334) Border of brocade attached to petticoat. Common period practice, it appears you have a lot fancier clothing than you can really afford and you don't waste expensive fabric where no one can see.
PHOTO COLLECTION: Cotehardies. This picture Woman's cotehardie with interesting embellishment. It also seems to be lined with ermine. Image from La Belles Heures of Jean Duc de Berry: Commentary by Millard Meiss and Elizabeth H. Beatson, published by George Braziller books, 1974. The Belles Heures first appears in an inventory note of the Duke de Berry's possessions in 1408-1409.